Here is a message from Alcott Center.
During this all-day event, you will have the opportunity to come together to chat with mental health experts, participate in creative and physical activities, and learn more ways of practicing self-care all while building stronger community connections. Mend Your Mind will be a forum through which individuals are able to practice different forms of self-care with experts willing to share their skills with the community, including art, yoga, sound baths, meditation, movement, music, creative writing, and more. Additionally, you will have the chance to hear from a variety of mental health experts on a variety of topics. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
This event is free and open to all ages, but you must register for a ticket on Eventbrite.
To learn more about Alcott Center visit our website a alcottcenter.org
*An agenda will be posted with the times different self-care activities are going on!
About the Alcott Center
Our Mission: Enhance the quality of life and empower individuals faced with mental health and housing challenges as they transition toward wellness.
The Alcott Center has been on the forefront of community mental health services since 1979, meeting the needs of community members who have little to no income and would not otherwise have access to the care they require. In addition to therapy, case and medication management, crisis interventions, trauma-informed studio art classes, Alcott also provides supportive housing for people navigating mental health challenges. Alcott recognizes that mental health is multi-faceted & that housing plays an immense role in an individual’s mental health. For that reason, Alcott launched & continues to expand supportive housing projects & utilizes trauma-informed property management to help community members maintain housing.
More about Raymond:
Three years ago, Raymond Braun had never run more than three miles and was struggling with debilitating Obsessive-compulsive disorder. In February 2023, he set two certified World Records as the first person to complete 7 Olympic Distance triathlons on all 7 continents – and he did it all in 7 consecutive days. In under 170 hours, Raymond swam, biked, and ran 226 miles, while traveling 25,000 miles around the world, sleeping on airplanes, and navigating diverse climates from -15°F (Antarctica) to 90°F (Cape Town).
Raymond began training for his first triathlon in 2021 as part of an intensive OCD recovery program. He created the World Triathlon 777 Challenge to destigmatize conversations about mental health and honor the life of his best friend, Maya Amoils, a mental health advocate who passed away in 2021.
Raymond now facilitates open, vulnerable conversations about the connection between mental and physical health through documentary storytelling, content creation, public speaking, endurance events, and 1:1 counseling and support. He has spoken at events ranging from the White House to SXSW, and been featured in CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MTV, E!, TLC, and many more.
Raymond will be speaking from 2:30-3:30pm at the main stage area.