To roundoff the last week of#mentalhealthawarenessmonth we joined
@socialsportpod where we discussed how we're approaching the mental health and environmental crisis, Jordan's experience working in mental health, and the story behind Cairn Guides.
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--Discussed in this episode:
- Reactive vs preventative methods of mental health care
- Trauma prevention in mental health care
- Prescribing outdoor activity for mental health
Jordan Larson is a mental health advocate, trail guide, environmentalist, and business owner based in Boulder, Colorado. Through his company, Cairn Guides, Jordan has created a platform to address both public health and the climate crisis. Cairn Guides emphasizes the mental health benefits of outdoor activity, while increasing the environmental knowledge of its clients. In this conversation, Jordan talks about his goal to increase the practice of prescribing outdoor exploration as a mental health treatment. I definitely recommend this episode to anyone interested in mental health and the outdoors.
--Cairn Outdoor Guides:
Jordan's dog Mac: https://www.instagram.com/mac_ofthe_mountains/?hl=en
"Prescribing Nature" Article: https://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/2019-global-wellness-trends/prescribing-nature/
"Bringing Outdoor Therapies into Mainstream Mental Health" Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5944462/
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) : https://www.nami.org/Home
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