I'm going to keep this short.
Between covid-19, quarantine, police brutality, racism finally being globally addressed and job losses...it's been a rough three months.
One of these issues alone is a lot to process but while it's all happening simultaneously it's easy to feel mentally exhausted, angry, sad, anxious, overwhelmed and everything else in between.
Here are two resources that are here to help you find some balance & wellness and keep your mental health, healthy.
Headspace is my absolute favorite app and I saw a commercial that they are now offering a full year of a free unlimited plan for people who are now unemployed due to covid-19. Meditation is very important for my mind and is a great way to find mental and internal peace.
The great thing about Headspace is that there are meditations for everything such as relaxation, anxiety, sleep & productivity along with several breathing exercises, body stretches. I’ve tried so many different apps and types of meditation and I always come back.
To sign up go to headspace.com and download the Headspace app.
Beam is "a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities."
Beam connects black people and marginalized communities with professional mental health doctors, experts and resources so that you can feel comfortable talking to someone who can really relate to and empathize with you. Opening up can be hard to do, but collectives like Beam makes the process easier and comforting.
What makes Beam even better is that they provide our community with the mental health education and literacy that we often do not learn or have the privilege of learning.
Visit beam.community for more info.