Beat Back Diabetes

As a mental health consumer do you have concerns about managing or preventing diabetes?

Staff from our program Community Connection have teamed up with fellow mental health providers and community health experts to provide education and wellness training for those suffering with or at risk of having diabetes.


Why Participate in the Program?

Adults with a mental health diagnosis on average die 25 years earlier than their peers and often these deaths are the result of preventable disease, like heart disease and diabetes. Poor nutrition, obesity and malnutrition have all been linked to depressive mood and other mental health issues.  If you would like to increase your physical activity, learn to maintain weight loss, and improve your overall mental health, then this free class is right for you.


Join The Program

BEAT BACK DIABETES emphasizes practical strategies to optimize your health.  Join us for this free six week program where you will learn to set realistic health goals,  increase activity, maintain a healthy outlook, and more effectively manage your diabetes or reduce your risk. Classes will be held twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2 PM with occasional off site field trips and opportunities for a free pre-program lunch and garden session.

NEXT PROGRAM:  Starting  Weds. March 7 @ 1:00 PM | 300 Harvey West Blvd

Want to participate in the program? Register below and we will follow up.
  • What is your goal for participating in the program?

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Diabetes Prevention and Mental Health Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - View the National Diabetes Prevention Resources provided by the CDC including general research, life change program models, health insurance resources, and screening info.

Community Connection- Check out the additional programs offered by Community Connection to support you on your mental health wellness journey, from support groups, to job coaching, and education we're here to help!

Contact Us for More Information

For more information please call Shawn Peterson at (831) 425-8132 or email

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