The Adventure of Elevating Mental Health
Who is Adventum Mental Health Network, Inc.?
Adventum Mental Health Network is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that elevates mental health by building community, raising awareness, and connecting people with resources to facilitate their mental health journey. We integrate 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, BeWell Corporate Wellness, Adventum Allostasis, and our annual Adventum Mindfulness Triathlon.
We envision a future where mental health is normalized and the tools needed to live a life of whole being are ingrained in our everyday lives and societal culture.
Adventum offers a stigma free experience that builds community and connects people with resources that elevate mental health.
CONNECTION- We offer welcoming spaces that cultivate connection with oneself and others.
WELLNESS- We believe whole being is everyone’s birthright
VULNERABILITY- We celebrate the strength needed to live authentically and bravely share one’s heart.
COURAGE- We recognize the tremendous fortitude it takes to start one’s healing journey.
GRATITUDE- We believe in the power and benefits of giving and receiving thanks.
ADVENTURE- We believe everyone’s path to healing is sacred and unique. We encourage curiosity to navigate the unknown.
Adventum Youth Yoga Lab
Adventum Youth Yoga Lab teaches youth how to navigate the stresses of life by equipping them with accessible mental health tools such as yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and breathing. Our program is designed in a fun way for students to discover the benefits of these mental health tools as they learn to self-regulate and co-regulate with three basic steps: Breathe, Move, and Engage.
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.
Adventum Allostasis teaches adults how to navigate the stresses of life by equipping them with accessible mental health tools such as yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and breathing. We offer private sessions, group sessions, workshops and retreats to support those on their wellness journey.
More info coming soon.
BeWell Corporate Wellness
BeWell Corporate Wellness program customizes wellness packages to businesses and organizations who prioritize investing in their team members’ total health. The program enhances your workplace by offering corporate on site trainings bringing accessible mental health tools to you. We help open the dialogue around mental health weaving wellness into your workplace.
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.
Mental Health Crisis in Our Country
Our country is experiencing a mental health crisis. Worsened by the pandemic, people of all ages have been affected. According to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), 1 in 5 U.S adults and youth reported the pandemic had a significant negative impact on their mental health. Now, more than ever, it is important to have accessible mental health resources and tools.
Mental Health in Smith County
East Texas is not immune to the national mental health crisis we’re experiencing. 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. We saw the need and created our programs to be a part of the solution.
A Word From Our Founder
“Adventum was born out of my own personal mental health journey. Yoga, mindfulness, meditation and breathwork found their way to me after years of depression and trauma. Having a powerful experience with the tools I learned, I knew other people could benefit from them as well.
I don’t know how different my life would be if I did not discover these tools. I also wonder what my life would look like if I had these mental health tools as a child. With the negative effects of the pandemic, child abuse, youth suicide numbers increasing along with the horrific school shootings in our country, I feel very strongly about the mental health crisis.
I left my 15 year career in the Investment Industry to pursue all things Adventum. As a female Asian American, I am proud that I created an organization that is empowering, impactful and built on love. My dream is to expand Adventum and help as many people as possible. I hope you join me in our mission of elevating mental health.
– Colleen Long
President of Adventum Mental Health Network