What we're about

This group is intended for anyone who is living with anxiety or depression, and seeking a healthy and active social outlet. Although our goal is to introduce and support a healthy and active lifestyle for individuals living with anxiety or depression, all are welcome to join this group. We engage in a variety of activities including but not limited to walking, running, and hiking.

Active Life for a Healthy Mind is a program provided by The Anxiety and Depression Initiative (ADI) a 501(c)(3), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the use of an active and healthy lifestyle to better live with the symptoms of anxiety and depression and to overall help lessen the stigmas associated with anxiety and depression.

PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of this group is for a healthy and active social outlet. It is not a therapy group nor, will its activities be facilitated by a health care professional. This group does not provide mental health services of any kind.

For more information on The ADI, visit:

http://www.TheADI.org

http://www.facebook.com/TheADI.org

http://www.twitter.com/TheADI4U

http://www.instagram.com/TheADI4U

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Upcoming events (5+)

Climb - Indoor Rock Climbing at Gravity Vault in Chatham

The Gravity Vault - Chatham, NJ

$30.00

Event Description: Get a taste of indoor rock climbing at the Gravity Vault, where anyone can join us to experience the exciting sport of rock climbing. You can give indoor rock climbing a try for $30, or less. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the limited participant to belayer ratio, no-shows will not be tolerated. If your availability changes YOU MUST change your attendance in a timely manner, so other participants can take your place if you cannot come. Individuals who no-show will not be permitted to sign up for this activity in the future. Weather: This activity is indoors and will be held rain or shine.(if a cancellation occurs, participants will be notified through a Meetup message). Intensity Level: 3 - Moderate Intensity (Click here for ALHM Intensity Level Descriptions - http://www.meetup.com/Active-Life-for-a-Healthy-Mind/pages/ALHM_Intensity_Levels/). What to bring: For this activity, you should wear something comfortable that will not restrict movement. Long shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt are all you need. You should bring a bottle of water or you can purchase refreshments on site. Costs: The Gravity Vault charges fees to utilize their facility and rental of climbing equipment. Active Life for a Healthy Mind Meetup members who RSVP will receive a discount only during these scheduled Meetup events. The employees at the check-in counter will verify that you are on the list, therefore you must RSVP 'Yes' to get the $4 discount on your Adult Day Pass.. Here is a breakdown of the costs: Standard Day Pass: -20 and under = $18 -21 and up = $21 (With discount $17) Harness Rental: $4 Shoe Rental: $5 Payment will be made on site to the Gravity Vault so bring $30 cash and/or a credit card. You can find out more about the Gravity Vault pricing and other information at: https://www.gravityvault.com/locations/chatham-nj/pricing Our volunteers will do your belaying for FREE and give you an introduction to climbing. Release and Waiver: While participation in ALHM activities are voluntary, ALL participants at ALL activities must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability (www.TheADI.org/Waiver) to participate. Participants will also be required to complete all of the Gravity Vault's paperwork and wavers (https://www.gravityvault.com/locations/chatham-nj/waivers)

Walk - The Waterfront, South Mountain Recreation Complex

Essex County Paddle Boat House

Event Description: The Waterfront Reservoir Walking Path at the South Mountain Recreation Complex is a 1.7 mile paved loop that was opened to the public in 2014. It provides access to the Orange Reservoir, providing space for walkers and runners alike. We will be meeting under the Clipper Picnic Pavilion Weather: This event will be held only if weather conditions permit (if a cancellation occurs, participants will be notified through a Meetup email). Intensity Level: 2 - Light Intensity (Click here for ALHM Intensity Level Descriptions (http://www.meetup.com/Active-Life-for-a-Healthy-Mind/pages/ALHM_Intensity_Levels/)). What to bring: For this activity, you should be properly dressed for the weather. You should have enough water to sustain you for 1 hour of walking. Costs: This location is free to the public, so there is no cost associated with this event. Release and Waiver: While participation in ALHM activities are voluntary, ALL participants at ALL activities must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability (www.TheADI.org/Waiver) to participate.

Hike - High Mountain Park Preserve

High Mountain Reserve Park

Event Description: High Mountain Park Preserve contains nearly 1,300 acres located in the Preakness Range, a northern continuation of the Second Watchung Ridge. The Preserve includes High Mountain itself, which features excellent views of New York City. Much of the rest of the Range is occupied by William Paterson University, a golf course and private homes. (https://www.nynjtc.org/park/high-mountain-park-preserve) Timeframe: 10:30am - 1:30pm (approximately 3 hours) Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Red+Trail+Parking+Lot,+University+Dr,+Wayne,+NJ+07470/@40.9492443,-74.2013586,1330m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x89c2fd5dd2a2251f:0x5152c3327f5d51a1!2sHigh+Mountain+Reserve+Park!8m2!3d40.9694651!4d-74.2098998!3m4!1s0x89c2fd718a0d349b:0x3661f01d28ad6bbb!8m2!3d40.9519773!4d-74.2003687 Park in the parking lot. Please arrive promptly. The hike begins 10 minutes after start time. If you have trouble finding the meeting location, call or text us at:[masked]. Intensity Level: 3 - Moderate Intensity (Click here for ALHM Intensity Level Descriptions (http://www.meetup.com/Active-Life-for-a-Healthy-Mind/pages/ALHM_Intensity_Levels/)). Weather: This event will be held only if weather conditions permit (if a cancellation occurs, participants will be notified through a Meetup email). What to bring: For this hike you should be properly dressed for a hike and appropriate for the weather. Long pants, a long sleeve shirt and hiking boots are recommended. You should have water, snacks and a small backpack to carry it all. Costs: High Mountain Reserve Park is free to the public, so there is no cost associated with this event. Release and Waiver: While participation in ALHM activities are voluntary, ALL participants at ALL activities must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability (www.TheADI.org/Waiver).

Walk - The Waterfront, South Mountain Recreation Complex

Essex County Paddle Boat House

Event Description: The Waterfront Reservoir Walking Path at the South Mountain Recreation Complex is a 1.7 mile paved loop that was opened to the public in 2014. It provides access to the Orange Reservoir, providing space for walkers and runners alike. We will be meeting under the Clipper Picnic Pavilion Weather: This event will be held only if weather conditions permit (if a cancellation occurs, participants will be notified through a Meetup email). Intensity Level: 2 - Light Intensity (Click here for ALHM Intensity Level Descriptions (http://www.meetup.com/Active-Life-for-a-Healthy-Mind/pages/ALHM_Intensity_Levels/)). What to bring: For this activity, you should be properly dressed for the weather. You should have enough water to sustain you for 1 hour of walking. Costs: This location is free to the public, so there is no cost associated with this event. Release and Waiver: While participation in ALHM activities are voluntary, ALL participants at ALL activities must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability (www.TheADI.org/Waiver) to participate.

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