Mental Health Monday: Artist Oakley Boycott Talks ‘Echo’, The Art of Endurance and Community Mental Health


(Lander, WY) – Mental Health Monday, the weekly segment on KOVE 1330 AM/107.7 FM’s Coffee Time, hosted by Vince Tropea, continued today with guest Oakley Boycott, who stopped by to talk about Echo, a work by multi-day endurance art centered on community mental health.

According to Boycott, “Choosing the art of endurance is a direct reflection of how I experience my own relationship with my mental health which manifests in an art form. Given the lengths of endurance we , as human beings navigate our sanity every day, choosing the art of endurance as a medium for ECHO was a natural path to take.

Boycott discussed the mental state they were in when designing the piece, how that period of time helped shape and motivate the direction of the performance, and the overall importance of normalizing community discussions about mental health in one uninterrupted space.

Listen to the full Mental Health Monday interview with Boycott below.

The primary goal of Mental Health Monday is to start an open dialogue about a number of mental health topics and how people are affected at local, state and national levels.

Guests range from psychiatrists, psychologists, school/drug/bereavement counselors and any other professional in the field, as well as testimonials from people affected by mental health issues, such as students, veterans, first responders and many more.

Be sure to check out Mental Health Monday on Coffee Time every Monday, and tune into Coffee Time every morning at 8:00 a.m. on KOVE 1330 AM / 107.7 FM, or stream it live here.

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