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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t miss the annual Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon to fuel your body, mind, and soul. At the expo, shoppers and visitors can explore local health and wellness services and products and talk to experts one-on-one about health issues important to them. A variety of health-related nonprofits and businesses will provide health screenings, demonstrations, and information for all ages about nutrition, exercise, weight management, yoga, meditation, dental care, tobacco cessation, mental health, and more! Learn more at playfishers.com/FarmersMarket.
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.
Renee Thomas is the Mental Health Program Coordinator for the Fishers Health Department. Her favorite thing to do in Fishers is visit Fishers parks and trails. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling.
The Fishers Health Department exists to bring a high level of health and safety services to the residents of Fishers. Learn more at fishers.in.us/FishersHealth and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.