NAMI blog points out what is important to all those who take psychiatric medications.Many psychiatric medications improve the lifes of those living with mental illness. But some of those medications have the side effect of weight gain. Exercise helps reduce the risk of obesity and is often recommended in the treatment of mental illness. It is important to discuss any medication changes with your provider. It is important to recognize the benefit of medications and realize that exercise and diet can be helpful in controlling weight gain. Individuals living with mental illness often don't get good primary care so this area of their health is undertreated. Cuddigan Law supports NAMI Walks. To contribute http://naminebraska.org/upcoming-events/nami-nebraska-walks-2013/ NAMI Walk will be held June 22, 2014 at Elmwood Park in Omaha.