SocialWorks’ Mental Health Initiative My State of Mind Announces Launch Week Programming; Four-Days of Wellness Events in Chicago with Chance the Rapper and More May 20 – 25
Today, SocialWorks’ – Chance the Rapper’s non-profit that aims to empower the youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement – mental health initiative, My State of Mind, reveals the programming for their wellness event Launch Week. Created in 2019, the MSOM initiative is a free website where Chicagoans can research, explore, and contact wellness programs throughout Chicago and Cook County. To date, MSOM has over 2.9k wellness programs ranging in the modalities of technology, movement, mindfulness, community, arts, and clinical practices.
My State of Mind’s Launch Week is composed of four-days of events, activities, and discussions from May 20 – 25, showcasing how wellness can be incorporated into your life and how the platform can be a tool for your healing journey. Please see full weeks details below.
For more information, please visit https://www.socialworkschi.org/msomlaunchweek/
For volunteer opportunities, please visit https://forms.gle/KAcWoRCj8Fr2CLqu6
ABOUT THE EVENTS
MSOM Launch Week is a week’s worth of programming showcasing how wellness can be incorporated into our lives and how My State of Mind can be a tool for your healing journey, including:
Community Bike Ride w/ Black Joy Ride & G Herbo’s Swervin’ Through The Stress – Saturday, May 20th • 12pm
Saturday, May 20th, join SocialWorks, Black Joy Ride, and Swervin’ Through The Stress at the My State of Mind community bike ride. Participants will meet at the Harold Washington Cultural Center at 12 and ride through Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood, riding past wellness shops! Once riders return to the Harold Washington Cultural Center, individuals will enjoy a yoga session facilitated by Swervin’ Through The Stress, food, and participate in a raffle to win a new bike! Register below.
OpenMike w/ SocialWorks – Monday, May 22nd • 4:30pm
OpenMike is SocialWorks’ longest initiative, bringing high school students together to share, express, and network with like-minded individuals. OpenMike is a non-competitive space that randomly showcases selected students to present a 3-minute piece of their choice. After the student performances conclude, OpenMike brings professionals, celebrities, and arts advocates to perform, teach, and inspire, sharing their creative process and pieces of their choosing.
A Winning Mindset: A Conversation About Athletes & Their Mental Health – Wednesday, May 24th • 5:30pm
In partnership with The Chicago Bears, A Winning Mindset addresses the intersection of mental health and athletes and how perspective has the power to define our future. This conversation between influencer-clinician Rwenshaun Miller and Alkeme Health Founder, Ryan Mundy, will provide insight into how our speakers, Division 1 and NFL careers, led them to be leaders in the mental health space. Post-conversation, the Chicago Bears will facilitate a hands-on wellness activity and demonstration.
SocialWorks Summit: SocialWorks & My State of Mind with Chance The Rapper – Thurs., May 25th • 1pm
Join SocialWorks’ Founder and Chairman, Chance The Rapper, Thursday, May 25th, to learn about all things SocialWorks. Chance will speak on the state of Chicago, SocialWorks’ intentionality and growth within its programming, post-pandemic problems and solutions, and what’s next for SocialWorks as the organization enters its 8th year!