Introducing the #RXoffthecouch Summer Challenge
This June, Legacy Outdoor Adventures for Men, Juniper Canyon Recovery Center for Women and the 2020 Cityscape Adventure Series National Sponsors launched the #RXoffthecouch Summer Challenge. The mission of the Cityscape Adventure Series is to bring together the public, mental health and addiction treatment programs, and professionals from around the world to experience first-hand the power of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare, by which they mean staying connected to nature, community and adventure.
Together, the programs recognize the significance of the moment: mental health services are vital for helping communities recover, including first responders, healthcare workers and those essential to fighting COVID-19. Program professionals, consultants, counselors, organizations and individuals alike in the treatment industry are crucial in helping our clients process and understand the importance of the racial justice movement. Now more than ever, mental healthcare is critical.
In order to keep the momentum going towards positive gains in mental healthcare, the Cityscape Adventure Series is proud to introduce the #RXoffhecouch Summer Challenge. John Conway from EDGE Learning Community is a national sponsor of the 2020 Cityscape Adventure Series: “Right now we’re missing spending time with one another at conferences, networking events, and meetings. While we’re looking forward to in-person Cityscape Adventures when it’s safe to resume them, in the meantime let’s encourage one another to bring adventure and nature into our lives and our work at home!”
“Whether you’re taking a walk in the park with your family, hiking into the backcountry, or surfing on a beach, the Cityscape team wants to see how you’re practicing ‘RX Off The Couch’ in your personal or professional life. Your participation will help us to spread the message to our clients and the public: in addition to the therapeutic work programs and individuals already do, getting outside will help everyone stay positive.”
CityScape sponsors ask participants to send submissions in the form of 30-second videos or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. All those who contribute will get their own #RXoffthecouch shirt! For every submission that is received, the Cityscape Adventures Series will be making a donation directly to Outdoor Afro, a non-profit that supports and encourages black leadership in the outdoors.
Derek Daley explains, “We’ll compile submissions into a final video presentation, which we will use to raise awareness about our movement. We want to encourage others to spend time connecting to nature or finding adventure. Feel free to get creative and invite your family, your neighbors or even your dog involved- we’re all in this together!”
About Legacy Outdoor Adventures for Men & Juniper Canyon Recovery Center for Women
Legacy Outdoor Adventures is located in Loa, UT. Legacy Outdoor Adventures is an adventure therapy program for young men ages 18 and up. Legacy is licensed as both an Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Program and a Residential Treatment Center. Together with the women’s program, Juniper Canyon Recovery Center for Women, Legacy is the premier wilderness recovery program for adults.