Out of Your Mind, a newly established non-profit organization, is launching an 18-month pilot program in Boone on Friday.

Out of Your Mind is a creative resource to mental health in the local community. Founded by local resident, Kat Dolan, Out of Your Mind will serve as a platform to combat social isolation through creative peer support and reframe mental illness as a mental opportunity.

You're invited to the Jones House Cultural and Community Center on Friday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the official launch.

Out of Your Mind offers donation based local events for those who live with mental opportunity and is also open to those who know someone who is suffering and want to understand how to better support them.

Dolan began coordinating different events for locals in August 2017 and what started as weekly potlucks has evolved to two events per month typically including a group hike and small business collaboration event. Since August, Out of Your Mind has collaborated with local businesses including: Wine to Water's CW Chocolate, High Country Yoga, Foggy Pine Books, and Noble Kava.

For more information, or to donate to Out of Your Mind, visit online, https://katdolan.com/out-of-your-mind-mental-health-community/