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Mariners for Mental Health

Come aboard the Sabrage Catamaran for a spectacular Intracoastal sunset cruise! Food, drinks, live music, a silent auction & a great cause.

By JACK Mental Health Advocacy

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, May 21 · 6 - 8:30pm EDT

Location

117 Dockside 117 Dockside Drive St. Augustine, FL 32084

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About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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JACK MHA will host MARINERS FOR MENTAL HEALTH, a boat parade in St Augustine, on May 21st during Mental Health Awareness month. The goal is to bring attention to mental health and raise money to support our initiatives. The event will include a spectacular sunset cruise on the Sabrage Yacht and an opportunity to join the parade on a private boat or donate to a worthy cause. So be sure to mark your calendars for May 21, 2023, and if you'd like to become a sponsor, please get in touch with Rana Sass at ranagsass@outlook.com or by phone at 770-316-6738.

Our floating fundraiser, sponsored by JACK Mental Health Advocacy and hosted by Rana and Brian Sass, begins on May 21, 2023, from 6:00-8:30 pm. The Sabrage is a 63' Custom Cooper Catamaran that accommodates 70 guests, with comfortable seating, restrooms, and the best views in St. Augustine, Florida!

We are excited about the following:

  • Boat Parade - private boats will join the Sabrage.
  • A fabulous silent auction with vacation homes, a private jet charter, and more.
  • Live music, delicious food, and the best views in St Augustine!

JACK Mental Health Advocacy (JACK MHA) is a nonprofit created to change how OCD and anxiety sufferers and their families navigate the challenges of mental illness, fight stigma and obtain a quality education, support, and treatment.

Did you know that anxiety is the most common form of mental illness? Forty million adults in the US have an anxiety disorder, and more than 3 million, including children, have OCD. OCD is a cycle of obsessions and compulsions performed to attempt to relieve prevalent intrusive thoughts. Common obsessions include self-harm or fear of harming others, fear of contamination, religious or moral obsessions, or intense feelings of responsibility or perfectionism. In addition, related spectrum disorders, such as body dysmorphic disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and eating disorders, commonly occur with OCD.

OCD cannot be cured, but with the proper treatment, symptoms can be managed, and sufferers can live an everyday and joyful life. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is an evidence-based treatment that is the most effective therapy for OCD. Unfortunately, a nationwide shortage of therapists trained in this technique makes it difficult and expensive to obtain.

Founded in Jacksonville in 2022, JACK MHA is focused on providing education and resources to clinicians and those impacted by OCD. Current initiatives include Project Heal for eating disorders, mental health programming for the LGBTQ+ community, scholarship funds at the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for clinicians treating OCD, and an access-to-care partnership with the online service NOCD.

Please visit our website, JACKmha.org, to learn more about our work, and for more information about OCD, go to iocdf.org.

JACK Mental Health Advocacy Inc. ( EIN 86-3051195) is a tax-exempt charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3). A copy of the official registration may be obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by calling (800-435-7352) within the state of Florida

About the organizer

JACK is a nonprofit created to change the way OCD and anxiety sufferers and their families navigate the challenges of mental illness, fight stigma, and obtain a quality education, support, and treatment. Loved ones of those with OCD stand outside, watching the walls close in, feeling powerless to help them. JACK founder, Kim Vincenty, is a mother first who would do anything for her kids. And when her son Jack began his battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) nearly twenty years ago, she felt like most moms with a child diagnosed with a mental illness – scared, isolated, and desperate to find answers.

Kim rolled up her sleeves. She became an OCD advocate, speaker, blogger, and support group facilitator. After ten years of serving in the community she found that in spite of tremendous resources and effective therapeutic interventions, there are still countless regions and communities that are underserved. There is a lack of access to trained clinicians; lack of training for clinicians; lackluster mental health programming; stigma and bullying; low-level funding for vital community outreach; families with little support or education about OCD and related disorders, and a lack of understanding about OCD and anxiety disorders.

At the same time, Kim’s research, dogged determination, and the hours spent with Jack in intensive therapy began to work. Jack’s mental health stabilized and improve

As a result, Kim was driven to help other families facing the same challenges she and her family faced, and to share what she learned along the way. JACK Mental Health Advocacy is a family-driven non-profit organization created to provide the tools to scale the walls of that box! It can be done. JACK Mental Health Advocacy Inc. ( EIN 86-3051195) is a tax-exempt charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3). A copy of the official registration may be obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by calling (800-435-7352) within the state of Florida.

$150