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™ Mindfulness Virtual 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™ 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.
Awareness & Resources
Mental Health in Smith County
- 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.
ADVENTUM™ Connection Card
We are excited to present our Be The One Connection Card as our mental health co-regulation tool. Each participant who registers for our event will receive this card in their swag bag. We want to help open the doors of communication surrounding mental health. Our Be The One Connection Card offers hope and safety.
The card will help you build your support system and will help remove the stigma around asking for help. We all have an opportunity to be a safe and trusted person for our fellow neighbor. Our Be The One initiative reminds us that you matter and you can make a difference in someone’s life.
About Colleen Long
The Adventum Mindfulness Triathlon was birthed out of my passion for mental health and personal journey of anxiety and depression. I suffered a head injury in 2012 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 I had my first miscarriage in 2015 that I discovered tools to help me navigate my anxiety and depression. Running, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness helped me process my grief and empowered me to be present in the midst of my pain. Although I was a collegiate athlete and always involved in athletics, my miscarriage reintroduced me to these practices in a new light.
I had such a profound transformational experience that I felt compelled to share these tools with others. I wanted to help remove the stigma around mental health and show others that healing comes in many forms. In 2018, the Adventum Mindfulness Triathlon was born. The event was a huge success and I look forward to bringing it back to Tyler again.
Since last year, I have obtained my 200-hour yoga teacher certification and plan to teach others the practices that have helped me. My vision is to take the Adventum Mindfulness Triathlon to other cities and to use Adventum to help elevate mental health on a broader scale.
“This event seriously changed my life and how I view people and myself. I had no idea it would have such an impact on me but I’m so glad it did. Most of us will experience tough times in life (Health issues, death of a loved one, relationships, childhood issues, abuse…) and it’s so easy to feel alone in those dark places. This event promotes everyone to be authentically heard and know that we all can learn from each other. This event will equip you with tools & methods to regain your mental and emotional clarity if you ever find yourself in a tough place! I encourage everyone to sign up!”
“The Mindfulness Triathlon has 100% been our best return on investment for our marketing dollars spent. We were late to join the party but Colleen was nice enough to let us slide in as a lower level sponsor for the event at the very last minute. Even with less exposure than the major sponsors, Spectrum Laser Aesthetics experienced a gross revenue of twenty times our minimal investment to be a part of the Triathlon. We were able to access and build lasting relationships with a market that we would have never imagined to exist. We are so excited to be an even bigger sponsor this coming event and for the foreseeable future.“
– Bryce Fisher, Owner and Founder of Spectrum Laser Aesthetics