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We’re here to remind you that you’re not alone + to offer 14 resources and tips for a mental health check-in. 🧠
Services + resources
- Join one of NAMI Wake County’s virtual, confidential support groups to be heard + helped.
- New Leaf Behavioral Health offers counseling for all ages by licensed professionals.
- The LGBT Center of Raleigh is a community safe-space that has created a list of approved certified therapists by its HealthWorks Mental Health Team.
- Check out this list of wellness resources to discover more NC helplines.
- Make a reservation at Purr Cup Cafe to cuddle with some furry felines after you enjoy a cup of hot tea in the cafe.
- Volunteer to walk, clean, and play with pups that are looking for their fur-ever homes at the Wake County Animal Center.
- Find your zen while cuddling with baby goats during this relaxed outdoor goat yoga experience.
- The Redbud Writing Project writing school offers six-week courses that encourage participants to share openly to unlock their craft.
- Channel your inner Monet at a Wine & Design paint + sip class.
Meet new friends
- Check out the Tri Sports teams + join an adult league like dodgeball, softball, or cornhole.
- Expand your circle with Meetup to connect with like-minded Raleighites.
Take care of your body
- Breathe — this might seem self-explanatory, but breathing techniques can make a big difference by maintaining your stress levels.
- Try CBD (we recommend The Hemp Company, Naternal, and Hometown Hero) to help with sleep + stress.
- Step away from the screens. Block off 30-minute increments of screen-free time, put your phone down + close your laptop to give your eyes and mind some time to relax.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at 988. ☎️