Life Goals Collaborative Care (Life Goals) is an evidence-based program shown to improve health outcomes for persons with mood disorders in six separate randomized controlled trials. A central tenet of the program is reducing the separation between physical and mental health through integrated psychotherapy and collaborative care management. Life Goals improved outcomes, especially for persons with co-occurring medical or substance use disorders:
- For every 10 receiving Life Goals, 1 reduced their 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease
- Life Goals helped reduced high blood pressure, which can reduce the risk of mortality
- Life Goals reduced depressive symptoms and improved overall functioning
Life Goals includes brief modules ranging from depression symptom coping strategies to managing comorbid conditions. The core modules help persons with mood disorders achieve personal goals by linking them to tailored health behavior change and symptom coping strategies.
A workbook based on Life Goals is also available (“Overcoming Bipolar Disorder: A Comprehensive Workbook on Managing Your Symptoms and Achieving Your Life Goals”).
Life Goals was recently added to SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Life Goals annotated bibliography pdf