Mental health resources in Raleigh, NC

Goat yoga

A baby goat climbed on City Editor Cat’s back during goat yoga. | Photo by RALtoday

Here are 14 resources + tips for a mental health check-in.

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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

Animal therapy

  • 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.

Get creative

  • 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. ☎️

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