Having places to destress is essential for your mental, physical, social, and emotional health. Luckily, our vibrant city possesses many unique places to do so. In honor of May Mental Health Awareness Month, I created a list of five of places you can sit back, relax, and destress #AroundFishers.

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park

Holland Park 

Anyone up for good ol’ outdoor fun? Holland Park is a great spot to destress. Whether you want to spend time outdoors alone or with others, play sports, or walk along the trail, there is something for any age or ability. Learn more at playfishers.com/Holland and check out the Top 5 Things to Do at Holland Park blog post for inspiration. 

The Anxiety Relief Center 

Ever heard of biosound therapy? The Anxiety Relief Center offers biosound therapy, which includes a combination of biofeedback, music therapy, sound massage, and video content. This alternative therapeutic treatment offers many benefits such as improved sleep, pain relief, reduced muscle tension, and lower stress levels. Learn more. 

yoga doing yoga

The Hot Room Fishers 

Get ready to sweat! The Hot Room Fishers offers both hot yoga and hot pilates classes. Hot yoga has many benefits including improved flexibility, reduced stress, and more calories burned. Check out their website to learn more.  

Fishers YMCA 

Who doesn’t love the YMCA? The Y offers numerous activities for the whole family, including personal fitness training, group exercise and cycling classes, childcare and day camps, aquatics, and much more. If you’re looking for something to do for the whole family, the Y is a great resource. Check out their website for more information.  

Fruits and vegetables lined up at market

Fishers Farmers Market  

Fresh, healthy food is good for the body and mind! The Fishers Farmers Market, located in downtown Fishers at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, showcases vendors that offer fresh produce, baked goods, plants, and more. Other activities are also offered through special events at the Farmers Market, such as music at the market, Biz Kidz booths, and more. 

Learn more about the City’s mental health initiative, find resources for yourself and loved ones, read blog posts about mental health and self-care, and see the full lineup of events at thisisfishers.com/MentalHealthMonth. Follow along and share how you are bringing awareness to mental health and creating a #StigmaFreeFishers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or 9-1-1.