MISSION AND VISION

Mission: To provide mental health advocacy, education, and awareness to our communities in ways that are creative and meaningful, thus fostering greater understanding and decreasing stigma around mental health.

Vision: We believe that the main influencers in a person's life are the people they interact with on a regular basis. Therefore, our desire is to equip EVERYONE to better understand mental health issues and care for one another more deeply. How? We believe when it comes to learning about mental health that traditional means of teaching is not enough. Through creative means such as watching a visual performance, or engaging in visual activities through a personalized workshop, or even participating in movement-based classes meant to promote dialogue around mental health issues, one is able to more deeply understand the material from a more emotional heart level. When our emotional perceptions shift, our actions tend to follow, and we begin to interact with the world in more informed and empathic ways.

OUR GOALS

To best utilize our services, it's helpful to know what we are and what we are not.

Mental Health In Motion currently provides:

  • Dance Presentations - Presentations which serve to educate its audience on specific mental health issues using a visual performance. These trainings contain a short lecture as well as a dance performance of several stories which provide a visual respresentation of the topic for deeper understanding of the material.

  • Self-Care & Wellness Workshops - Interactive workshops around topics such as wellness goals, burnout prevention, and healthy boundaries utilizing visual activities and discussion.

  • Specialty Dance Classes - Group dance classes for specific populations who may benefit from using movement to express themselves and their stories. 

  • Other partnerships and collaborative programs along the lines of our mission, vision, and goals.

Mental Health In Motion does not provide:

  • Dance therapy

  • Direct counseling

WHO WE ARE

Meet our team of Advisors and Dancers!

Lisa Linger

Founder, Director

Nicole Phelix

Assistant Director, Advisor of Fundraising and Events

Christine Shell

Advisor of Creative Development, Dance Member

Robyn Lewis

Advisor of Marketing, Dance Member

Brittany-Marie Aarons

Advisor of Financial Development, Dance Member

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

Blake Gibson

Dance Member

Alaina Miller

Dance Member

Mila Reynolds-Saint

Dance Member

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