Activation: Mental Health in the Outdoors

The healing power of outdoor recreation is relevant to all of us, particularly as it relates to mental health. This panel looks at how time outside is being integrated into programming to address mental health and wellbeing with different communities from around the country.

Moderator: Adam Magers, Founder & Head of Experiential Healing, Exploring Roots // Founder, Warriors’ Ascent (2018 Emerging Leader)


  • Luis Perez, Leadership Program Coordinator, Outdoor Outreach (2018 SHIFT Award Official Selection)
  • Rachel Hopman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Katelyn Sheehan, Expedition Guide, Veterans with Disabilities // Trauma Counselor (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Ryan O’Donoghue, Executive Director, First Descents (2018 SHIFT Award Official Selection)

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