Silver Spring

Mental Health Week Awareness

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 - Sun Point Wellness Center is pleased to announce that they will be highlighting Mental Health Week with a community de-stress relaxation group.

Mental Health Week is November 16 - 22, 2016, and is a movement that strives to promote mental health wellness across the United States. By promoting mental health wellness education and delivering effective strategies for enhancing mental and overall wellness, providers across the country will take part in Mental Health Week.

The team at Sun Point Wellness Center looks forward to being among national providers acknowledging Mental Health Week. New and prospective clients can take advantage of the clinic’s community de-stress relaxation group by contacting Sun Point Wellness Center for scheduled dates and times.

Sun Point Wellness Center is the premier wellness clinic in Silver Spring and the surrounding area. Patients can receive personalized, dynamic services from the clinic’s skilled and professional team, such as individual, couples, and group counseling.

According to Laura Morse at Sun Point Wellness Center, “We're hosting a de-stress group to provide our community with coping strategies to help during the holiday times. This group will serves as a catalyst to allow each of us to reflect on our coping strategies.”

Sun Point Wellness Center’s licensed therapists look forward to working with local residents who want to unwind and de-stress through the holidays. 

De-Stress Recommendations for Our Silver Spring Community

With the changing leaves of fall, we’re reminded it won’t be long before we’re into the winter season.  Many of us are excited for the holidays, but along with them come the added stress of extended family, finances for the holidays, cold weather and less time outdoors as we enter daylight savings time.

What are some ways to de-stress when we start feeling overwhelmed?

  1. Take an Outdoor Break - It’s easy to begin feeling ‘trapped’ indoors as the weather becomes cooler.  If exercise seems to overwhelming, take a quick walk around the block to get some fresh air.  Leave your cell phone at home and allow yourself a chance to be mindful of what you’re experiencing outside.  
  2. Listen to a Guided Meditation - Find a guided meditation on youtube or a song that is calming to you.  Allow yourself a quiet space where you can relax and solely focus on the words or music, attempting to silence other thoughts. 
  3. 5-Minutes of Exercise - Feeling angry and need a quick break?  Try 5-minutes of an intense workout such as - push-ups, jumping rope or sprinting.  
  4. Journal - Get your thoughts, feelings and stress into words by expressing what you’re going through on paper.  At the end of your journal entry, write about something that has been going well for you that you want to shift your focus to instead.
  5. Community - Make plans to connect with your friends or community groups.  Research shows us that people who are more connected in their community have lower levels of stress. 

Need more ways to de-stress?  Check out this article on scientifically backed ways to de-stress. Enjoy the fall season - and cheers to creating your self-care plan so you can enjoy a wonderful holiday season!