May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of psychological, emotional, and social well-being and promote excellent self-care, resources, and treatment. Many experts agree that a connection with nature is important to a human’s well-being and improves our mental health. This month, we’ll feature a variety of programs that highlight how connecting with wild spaces and places can improve our well-being, along with resources for deepening your own relationship and connection with the outdoor world.
Wednesday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern: A Conversation with Grizel Caminas
Join us as Vice President for Administration Lacy Kegley and Communications Coordinator Aaron Provencio speak with Grizel Caminas! Grizel is a mental health professional whose life’s mission is to experience the outdoors in various fashions, and to inspire other people to do the same. Grizel hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 (from Canada to Mexico), and in 2019, hiked the Appalachian Trail.
Grizel believes “there is this beautiful bond that happens between nature and introspection. When we are stripped to what is absolutely necessary instead of focusing on all the distractions that this world provides, we are raw enough to take a look inside to see what is actually happening within.” Join us for a very special interview to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month!