Elevating Mental Health
Who is ADVENTUM™?
Adventum Mental Health Network is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that elevates mental health by building a community, raising awareness, and connecting people with resources to facilitate their mental health journey. We explore the benefits of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and neuroscience to empower others towards self-regulation and co-regulation. Our programs include Adventum Youth Yoga Lab, Adventum Allostasis, Be The One Connection Card, and our annual Adventum Mindfulness Triathlon.
ADVENTUM™ Youth Yoga Lab
Adventum Youth Yoga Lab teaches and equips youth with evidence based mental health tools to help them navigate the stresses of life. We use yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and breathwork as accessible tools to help them self-regulate and co-regulate.
Our program uses the steps Breathe, Move, and Engage to guide children through the process. Our lab is designed for fun and for discovering the benefits of these mental health tools.
ADVENTUM™ Mindfulness Triathlon
A triathlon reimagined, the Adventum™ Mindfulness Triathlon was designed to elevate mental health. Our event creates community, removes barriers, and connects people with resources to help them in their mental health journey.
Awareness & Resources
Mental Health in East Texas
- Of the 25 most populated counties in Texas, Smith County ranks number 1 in suicide rates.
- At that rate, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office says there is one suicide every two weeks.
- Kathy Waterfield, Director of the Andrews Center, says out of all 50 states, Texas ranks 49th in receiving state funding for mental health resources.
Mental Health Affects Everyone
- In the past 10 years, health care providers have recognized an increase of anxiety in young people, including a 17% increase in anxiety disorder diagnosis. As little as 1% of youth with anxiety seek treatment in the year symptoms begin.
- Men make up over 75 percent of suicide victims in the United States, with one man killing himself every 20 minutes.
- About one in every eight women can expect to develop clinical depression during their lifetime.
- One recent study found that 1 in 7 women may experience postpartum depression in the year after giving birth.
- When including women who have miscarried or have had a stillbirth, around 900,000 women suffer from postpartum depression annually in the US.
Purpose in the Pain
“Adventum was born out of my passion for mental health and my personal journey with anxiety and depression. In 2012, I suffered a head injury from a car accident and I felt lost on how to handle the trauma. Anxiety and depression crept in and worsened over time.
It wasn’t until my first miscarriage in 2015 that I discovered tools to help me navigate my anxiety and depression. Running, yoga, breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness helped me process my grief and empowered me to be present in the midst of my pain. I realized that even though I experienced trauma in my body, the same trauma could be released from my body as well.
I had such a profound transformational experience that I felt compelled to share these tools with others. My mission is to help remove the stigma around mental health by offering refreshing mental health tools through Adventum. I believe the path to healing is not linear and my heart is to empower everyone in their mental health journey.” – Colleen Long, President of Adventum Mental Health Network, Inc.