InSHAPE

The Heartland Family Service InSHAPE program is an innovative, evidence-based wellness program developed at Dartmouth College for adults experiencing Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). The goal of the program is to improve physical health and quality of life, reduce the risk of preventable diseases, and enhance the life expectancy of individuals living with SPMI. Studies show that individuals living with SPMI have a lifespan that is 20-25 years shorter than the general population. These individuals are also at an increased risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and nicotine dependence.

Eligibility: Must be 18 or older have a diagnosed mental illness, and must be able to obtain a medical clearance for exercise by a physician. Services are provided in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa counties.