Healthy Residents, Healthy Community

From Stigma Free Fishers, which brings awareness to mental health issues through new community-focused actions, to over 132 miles of paved and nature trails and 24 parks where you can enjoy #ecotherapy, the health and wellness of our residents is at the forefront of everything we do.

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Winter Running Trails & Tips

Winter Running Trails & Tips

While we look forward to when we can safely return to our weekly group run/walks #AroundFishers, we asked our members to share some of their best winter running tips and favorite routes to get you moving, even in the colder weather.Winter Running Tips “If you feel a...

5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Is it here already? Are they over yet? Yes, it is here! The holiday season is after all the “most wonderful time of the year”, or is it? For some of us holidays with loved ones can be stressful, for others it can be a joyous time, while others may find it normal....

Best Fall Running Trails

Best Fall Running Trails

With the changing leaves and the crisp air, fall is one of the best times to run outdoors. Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, here are Fishers Running Club’s 5 favorite running trails this fall #AroundFishers. You can find these trails and more on...

Ways to Destress Your Kids Before School Starts

Ways to Destress Your Kids Before School Starts

I know what you’re thinking… destress my kids from summer? Well, summer break can be taxing and back to school adds a lot of pressure and anxiety on already exhausted kids. Setting them up for a successful start to a new school year is crucial, so I’ve compiled a few...

5 Places to Destress Around Fishers

5 Places to Destress Around Fishers

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,...

5 Ways to Fight the Mental Health Stigma

5 Ways to Fight the Mental Health Stigma

In honor of May Mental Health Month, the City of Fishers would like to highlight the Stigma Free Fishers mental health initiative. Stigma Free Fishers was created by the city in 2019 to promote mental health and wellbeing to all Fishers residents and prevent crisis...

Loneliness Is More Dangerous Than Smoking 15 Cigarettes A Day

Loneliness Is More Dangerous Than Smoking 15 Cigarettes A Day

Loneliness increases the risk of premature death by approximately 26%, which is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day and more dangerous than obesity, lack of physical activity, and air pollution.[i] The impact of loneliness and social isolation on the risk of...

How & When to Access Mental Health Care

How & When to Access Mental Health Care

  The past two years reinforced the importance of our mental health. The following are resources about how and when to access mental health care.  When to Access Mental Health Care If you are wondering if you should seek mental health care, talk with your primary...

Mental Health Monday: Activities To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Mental Health Monday: Activities To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Hey Alexa, play “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper! School’s out for the summer, which sparks all the excitement of fun in the sun! Most of us associate the end of the school year with a sense of freedom and relaxation, but for some kids the lack of structure, physical...

Mental Health Monday: Protecting Your Teenager’s Mental Health

Mental Health Monday: Protecting Your Teenager’s Mental Health

Teenagers today are facing increasing mental health issues as stressors from school, social media, and the political climate increase. From 2005 to 2015, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found a far more rapid increase in the rate of depression among youth...