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Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: A Conversation About Financial Wellness

Dwayne Mayes and Kathy Day, Patient & Caregiver Section Advisors, sit down with Dennis Sholler from the field medical affairs team to discuss financial wellness, one of the eight dimensions of wellness. Dwayne defines financial wellness and discusses strategies to improve wellness in daily life. Kathy discusses how financial wellness impacts the other dimensions of wellness. Dwayne outlines the consequences of financial stress – especially for patients suffering from serious mental illness – and Kathy discusses the impact of this on caregivers. Finally, both Dwayne and Kathy share resources to improve financial wellness.



Dwayne Mayes, MS

Program Director of the Recovery Network & Peer Training Program at the Mental Health Association of Westchester; former board member of the International Association of Peer Specialists


Kathy Day, MPA, BA, AA

Caregiver & Mental Health Advocate in Sacramento, CA; Former Member, Sacramento County Mental Health Board, Active in legislative reform at local and federal levels

Kathy Day, MPA, currently serves as a caregiver and advocate for a close family member who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2010. She also helps to manage online support groups for families coping with mental illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Ms. Day received her MPA from Brandman University.

Dennis Sholler, PhD (OPDC)

Senior Medical Science Liaison, CNS

Downloadable Resource

Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: Financial Wellness Facts Sheet

Dwayne Mayes and Kathy Day are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc
Dennis Sholler is an employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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