Nourish Your Mind, which provides mental health and mind-body nutrition services in the Hudson Valley, is welcoming registrants and sponsors for its non-profit’s inaugural Trot for Trauma, a five-kilometer charity run/walk on Saturday, June 1, 2024 to benefit mental health.

June is PTSD Awareness Month

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The 5K is in honor of PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which may occur after experiencing or seeing a traumatic event, events or circumstances.

About Nourish Your Mind

Nourish Your Mind provides mental health and mind-body nutrition services in New York’s Hudson Valley. Its mission is to provide hope, help and healing to those in need through a unique, integrative approach to emotional and physical wellness. Nourish Your Mind was created by Jessica Sullivan, LSCW, to support those struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues.

Nourish Your Mind offers counseling and psychotherapy; mind-body nutrition; dialectical behavior therapy; eating disorder treatment; group psychotherapy; and educational classes and workshops. Nourish Your Mind Non-Profit was established with the goal of making mental health services more accessible to those in need. 

Nourish Your Mind has four locations in Orange County, N.Y.: Monroe, Warwick, Middletown and Goshen. Appointments, including flexible daytime telehealth, in-person evening and weekend openings, are welcome. Call (845) 547-0479 or visit Many major insurance providers are accepted; please inquire about details.

Nourish Your Mind's Trot for Trauma

Non-Profit is an extension of the principal Nourish Your Mind practice. Approximately 42% of adults in the United States with a diagnosable condition reported in 2023 that they could not afford needed treatment. The nonprofit provides resources, workshops and programs that provide education and support to participants experiencing mental illness.

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Many services are free or at a low cost to address the financial barrier to accessing treatment. This necessitates donations, public support and fundraising, such as the 5K, to help underwrite those services to assist those who may not be able to afford mental-health services.

Nourish Your Mind founder Jessica Sullivan, LSCW.

“This is a wonderful, invigorating opportunity to participate in a physical-fitness event while also benefitting psychological well-being. Joining the 5K also helps underwrite services for those without the financial resources or appropriate insurance to seek vitally needed care.”

The 5K course starts and ends at Warwick Valley Middle School, 225 West St, Warwick, N.Y., 10990, and winds through neighborhood streets. The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with check-in for participants. At 8:30 a.m., speakers will greet the crowd, followed by the walk/run kickoff at 9 a.m. The post-event awards presentation is at 10:15 a.m.

Nourish Your Mind's 5K Registration

To register, become a 5K sponsor or learn more, visit Registrants receive two free workouts and a free consultation with Orangetheory to support fitness goals. Sponsorships can be arranged through April 26.

Nourish Your Mind’s staff psychotherapists provide clients with customized, meaningful wellness strategies designed to optimize quality of life, and do so in a safe, judgment-free space. Sullivan established Nourish Your Mind in 2015 to support those struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues. More than 28 million adults with a mental illness receive no treatment and 60% of youth with major depression do not receive mental health treatment, according to a 2023 study conducted by the Mental Health Association of America.

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"Cryotherapy, which literally means “cold therapy,” is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes.

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