MIDDLETOWN, R.I. \u2014\u00a0What\u2019s the best way you can maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels without taking medications? Will blood pressure and cholesterol medications cause weight gain? Find out at a free Wellness Workshop.\r\n\r\nMary Jane Creely\u00a0and Lillian Thompson will offer information about blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, as well as supply answers to the above questions and more at a free Wellness Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 17. from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at\u00a0Newport Mental Health, 127 Johnny Cake Hill Road, Middletown. The event is\u00a0open to the public.\r\n\r\nFree snacks and beverages will be provided, along with transportation on an as need basis. Call 846-1213.\r\n\r\n\u201cAnyone can benefit from attending these wellness workshops,\u201d said CEO and President Jamie Lehane. \u201cSo often people think of physical health or mental health as if they were mutually exclusive, but they\u2019re often not. For example, too much anxiety may contribute to high blood pressure. At Newport Mental Health, we treat the whole person.\u201d\r\n\r\nOther Wednesday Workshops slated are\u201d Pre-diabetes and Diabetes\u201d on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and \u201cDelicious Nutrition and Creative Exercise Routines\u201d on Wednesday, Nov. 7, both at Newport Mental Health, 127 Johnny Cake Hill Road, Middletown, from 1:30 to 3:30.\r\n\r\nThe mission of Newport Mental Health is to improve the lives of children, adults and families living and working in Newport County by providing the highest quality, recovery-oriented, evidence-based and integrated mental health and substance use care. NMH serves clients in Jamestown, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Little Compton.\r\n\r\nFor more information, contact Sandy Oxx at 846-1213, ext. 109, or Jamie Lehane 846-1213, ext. 110.