Macon Mental Health Matters Hosts Wellness Weekend for Community Well-being

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The Macon Mental Health Matters (MMHM) team is set to kick off its monthly Wellness Weekend starting on April 12 at 6:00 p.m. The three-day event aims to promote mental health improvement through various activities and is open to all members of the community free of charge.

Andrea Cooke from MMHM expressed, “With April being National Counseling Awareness Month, our activities are highlighting the many benefits of engaging in counseling. These weekends help us reduce stigma and put greater emphasis on the deliberate efforts to make Macon the most mentally healthy city in Georgia.”

The weekend will commence with Yoga in the Plaza on Friday, April 12, at Cotton Avenue Plaza, starting at 6:00 p.m. Participants can bring their own yoga mats, although some will be provided. In case of rain, the event will be relocated to the McEachern Art Center at 332 Second Street.

On Saturday, April 13, the Pop-Up Gym will be held at the Bloomfield-Gilead Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., regardless of weather conditions. Attendees will have the opportunity to consult with licensed therapists, engage in yoga and meditation sessions, participate in a drum circle, receive free produce from the Melanated Community Stimulation Project, and more.

The final day, Sunday, April 14, features the Healing Hike at 10:00 a.m., commencing from the Wesleyan College Arboretum. Participants can walk at their own pace, allowing them to clear their minds and engage with mental health professionals if needed.

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