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Mental Fitness Announces its Board & Officers for 2018-2019!

We are thrilled to announce our Leadership team for 2018-2019.  This dynamic Board will take all things mental fitness to the next level.  Stay tuned to learn what they design next!!   Bios (in alphabetical order) Valerie Manatis Barnet (Director), is married to Bill and they have three grown children – Becca, Will and John. […]

Spartanburg’s Got Sparkle Talent Show!

      In keeping with our mission of building resilience through the arts, Mental Fitness is launching a County-wide talent show for individuals of all ages. We thank the more than 100 artists and groups who came out for auditions.  We are now on to the callbacks! Follow the journey on Facebook!

Managing Stress This Holiday Season!

10 Quick Tips for Managing Stress This Holiday Season (and Always)! by Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT With the holidays upon us, life can quickly become stressful.  Though it is a positive stressor for some people, the holidays can also be a time of great turmoil for others.  This holiday season, try staying on top […]

Mental Fitness Awards 2017!

Mental Fitness is grateful to be honored with the following awards this year: — Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mainlands to Midlands 2017 Women of Distinction — Robyn Hussa Farrell was a named finalist for the 2017 Business Woman of the Year (shown below with Business Women leadership and other finalists / awardees. — […]

Help Us Build Resilience in Youth!

Six reasons to include Mental Fitness in your year-end giving! See our full Annual Report here.

2017 Honors and Awards for Mental Fitness / Leadership

It has been a busy year for us at Mental Fitness and we are so proud to announce some important honors and awards.  In particular, we are grateful to our donors, sponsors and partners for assisting us in delivering our evidence-based programs.   We are truly honored that our FLOURISH program is being recognized by […]

Mental Health and the Educator Experience Symposium!

Join Mental Fitness, SC Thrive, The Forrester Center who have co-Directed the first Mental Health and the Educator Experience Symposium — free to Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union County educators.  Our team has collaborated with the agencies involved in the United Way of the Piedmont’s Behavioral Health Task Force to bring this powerful 2 day symposium […]

Announcing #sharpenWARRIOR for Military Veterans

Mental Fitness is thrilled to be one of the collaborators involved in launching #sharpenWARRIOR app for active military, veterans and their families. Created in collaboration with Upstate Warrior Solution (a nonprofit agency servicing veterans in the Upstate region of South Carolina) and Resiliency Technologies, #sharpenWARRIOR brings evidence-based content on PTSD, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic growth […]

2017 NEDA Walk in Spartanburg!

Join us for the first-ever National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) NEDA Walk in Spartanburg!  Working in collaboration with  Spartanburg County School District Six Spartanburg, South Carolina Spartanburg School District 7 YMCA of Greater Spartanburg, NEDAWalks educate affected individuals and their families, while raising vital funds in the fight against eating disorders. Register here: www.nedawalk.org/spartanburg2017

Sharpen App Beta-Test Results!

We are so thrilled to be partnering with Sharpen to connect our evidence-based educational programs to targeted audiences.  In our July beta-test with active military, veterans and clinicians we learned the following: