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Group Hike // Tanawha trail Via Beacon Heights, NC 9.7.19

Start off Suicide Prevention Month right with a beautiful hike on one of best trails in the High Country! This 5 mile round-trip hike along the Tanawha Trail will start and end at the breathtaking Beacon Heights bald and lead us through late summer’s gorgeous flora and fauna. Join us Saturday, September 7th from 2:00-4:30 PM. Snacks will be provided!

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your own water bottle and wear comfortable hiking clothes and footwear with a good grip.

WHERE TO MEET: Beacon Heights Parking Lot, Milepost 305.2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Please click here for directions.

This is a FREE event.


Join us Monday, September 9th from 5:30-7:00 PM for Foggy Minds Open Mic at Foggy Pine Books on King Street in downtown Boone! This will be a reoccurring event so mark your calendars for the 2nd Monday of every month! Musicians, Poets, Comedians and Magicians WELCOME! Sets are 15 mins. Questions? Email us at

This is a FREE event.


We are expanding onto college campuses!! OYM is very excited to announce that we will be holding an interest meeting on Sunday, September 15th from 6:00-7:00 PM on the Sanford Mall! Founder & Executive Director, Kat Dolan, will be talking to students who are interested in being a part of the very FIRST Out of Your Mind college club and asking for ten students to sign up to help establish the club! If you or someone you know would be interested in being apart of this exciting, please come to Sanford Mall Sunday, September 15th! We can’t wait to start this journey with you and help prevent social isolation and suicide right here in Boone!

WHERE TO MEET: Sanford Mall, ASU Campus 400 Locust Street, Boone NC. Please meet us on the Mall in front of Dougherty Hall.

WHAT TO BRING: Yourself and a friend!

This is a FREE event.

Unlocking your Syllables rhythm with KAT DOLAN // Foggy pine books Boone, NC 9.16.19

Join us Monday, August 16th from 5:30-7:00 PM for ‘Unlocking Your Syllables Rhythm’, a writing workshop lead by local performance poet & OYM Founder, Kat Dolan. Kat will be illustrating how music can provide and maintain a unique rhythm and feel when writing, followed by a writing prompt. All writers are welcome, beginners are adored!

WHAT TO BRING: Yourself and a friend! All supplies will be provided.

WHERE TO MEET: Foggy Pine Books, 471 W King St, Boone, NC 28607

A $5 donation is suggested for this event. All proceeds go to supporting more Out of Your Mind events!

Spalted word Open Mic // Sunnyside mercantile Winston-Salem, NC 9.19.19

We love Open Mic so much we’ve decided to host not one, but TWO Open Mics each month! This Spalted Word Open Mic is just down the mountain in Winston-Salem, NC and takes place every 3rd Thursday of the month! Join us at Sunnyside Mercantile on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem from 7:00-9:00 PM for a wonderful open mic event with a different feature performer each month. Show up an hour early at 6:00PM for a FREE creative writing workshop with Sean Townsend, the curator of Daybreak writing workshop!

WHERE TO MEET: Sunnyside Mercantile 724 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

This is a FREE event.

Daybreak Writing Workshop with Sean Townsend // Sunnyside Mercantile Winston-Salem, NC


Every Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 PM, Sean Townsend, Language Artist and OYM’s Creative Director, leads a writing workshop at Sunnyside Mercantile in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Sean focuses his craft in The Rhyme Spectrum Theory, a theory he developed himself. while also leading workshops on a wide range of topics, including poetic form and performance.

WHERE TO MEET: Sunnyside Mercantile, 724 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

This is a FREE event.

Remembering Mental Opportunity Yoga Class with Noelle Austin // Avery Community Yoga Banner Elk, NC 9.26.19

This yoga class honoring Suicide Prevention month will be an emotionally moving experience. Noelle Austin, owner of Avery Community Yoga, will be leading us in a mindful practice dedicated to the loved ones we have lost to suicide. Join us Thursday, September 26th from 7:00-8:30 PM as we remember loved ones and take the time to honor their spirits by taking the time to care for our mental health.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your own water bottle and wear comfortable yoga attire. If possible, please bring your own yoga mat.

WHERE TO MEET: Avery Community Yoga, 185 Azalea Circle Southwest Banner Elk, NC 28604, Located in the Historic Banner Elk School

A $5 donation is suggested for this event. All proceeds go to supporting more Out of Your Mind events!

Passion Talk with MakeUp Artist & Drag Queen, Andrew Donohue // The Greenhouse Boone, NC 9.29.19

We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with the talented Asheville-based makeup artist & drag queen, Andrew Donohue. Andrew will be speaking about how he found his passion while giving make-overs to volunteers at the event! Join us Sunday, September 29th from 4:00-6:00 PM for this very special event!

WHERE TO MEET: The Greenhouse 164 South Depot Street, Boone, NC

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a friend! Light snacks will be provided.

$5 donation is suggested for this event to help support OYM and future artists collaborations!





M I S S I O N:

Out of Your Mind combats social isolation through creative peer support & reframes mental illness as a mental opportunity.


V I S I O N:

Through local, social events and mental engagement, Out of Your Mind fosters a creative space for participants to feel and grow in emotional intelligence. With the support of the community, Out of Your Mind inspires self-care, self-confidence, self-love, communication & resilience.

who have we reached?

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Success for us means building a community that supports each other’s mental opportunity
— Kat Dolan, Founder & Executive Director

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