See our Events Calendar for all of September 2019.

Special Event: Saturday, September 14th 2019—Celebrate Many More Tomorrows the Festival of Mental Wellness

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center

400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Week 1 Music makes mental wellness: Compose mental wellness with music. Music can act as a medium for processing emotions, trauma, and grief and can help to calm anxiety or dysregulation. It provides an opportunity for expression and experiencing safety, peace, and comfort. Join musicians and mental health experts to learn more about the positive impact of music on mental wellness. See our calendar for more information

Week 2 Art makes mental wellness: Create Mental Wellness – Do Art! Research shows the benefits of art therapy for various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few). Try an art demonstration or hear from experts about the benefits of art for mental wellness. See our calendar for more information

Week 3 Physical Activity makes mental wellness: Active bodies make healthy minds. Physical activity can reduce anxiety, depression, and negative mood. Exercise has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal. Try a bit of movement with the community, including, yoga, meditation, walks, and a running event with ultra-distance runner Rob Krar who has found that running helps to manage his depression and ward off suicide. See our calendar for more information

Week 4 Nutrition makes mental wellness: What you eat becomes how you feel and think. Join the community at local restaurants to try a mindful menu items, look for Many More Tomorrow food choices at local stores or take a mindful cooking class. Join a discussion with nutritional experts to learn about the connection between diet and mental health. See our calendar for more information

Other mental wellness topics discussed throughout the week will include the role of mindfulness, philosophy, faith and spirituality, personal connections, and substance use in mental health.