Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NAMI at Heart Expo

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania participated in BNY Mellon's "Heart Expo" last Tuesday. The expo was a wellness fair held in Pittsburgh at One BNY Mellon Center, downtown.

The Heart Expo is put on by BNY Mellon employees for all of its employees to educate and promote wellness among their staff. The company has a great health resource network, called LifeWorks, available for its employees. LifeWorks is both an online and telephone hotline where employees can speak confidentially and receive referrals for community resources for childcare, assisted living centers, parenting help, financial aid, physical and mental health resources, and addiction and recovery programs.

In addition to the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania information table, others in attendance were the Epilepsy Foundation, Stroke Survivor Connection, American Lung Association, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Arthritis Foundation, The Children's Home and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. HealthSouth Home Health was on hand to take blood pressure readings, and three massage chairs were available to anyone who wanted a mid-day stress reliever.

Posted by guest blogger Susan Harrington of NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania.