The Southern Heart for Alternative Idea gives programs about selecting peace, drum circles and extra.
MACON, Ga. — It is Psychological Well being Month in Macon-Bibb County, and 13WMAZ needs that can assist you discover some locations to get some assist when you want it.
The Southern Heart for Alternative Idea gives a free drum circle as soon as a month. It is a part of the middle’s efforts with Macon Psychological Well being Issues to offer psychological well being assist to of us who reside in Macon-Bibb.
“They’re enjoyable and enjoyable, and also you get to be round individuals,” Rhonda Pierce mentioned.
Pierce, who has by no means missed a session, has lived in Macon her complete life.
“I feel it is about three years we have been doing these,” Pierce mentioned. “It is good on your psychological well being too. To enhance your psychological well being. As a result of it relieves stress and nervousness and all.”
Gloria Cisse, the middle’s lead supervisor, says drumming brings individuals collectively by means of music, and helps to construct a community of those that can assist you thru any struggles.
Cisse says the primary time they held a drum circle, they drummed for 4 hours. On the finish, she says she observed she wasn’t as confused. She says there is a scientific motive for that.
“It’s completely essential to psychological well being,” Cisse mentioned. “There’s analysis that claims it truly improves your mind functioning if you drum.”
The middle hosts the drum circles the second Sunday of each month, or as wanted. The subsequent one is June twelfth at Brookdale Useful resource Heart.
Should you want a bit assist, the middle gives a knitting and counseling assist group, visible journaling programs and in addition periods about selecting peace over violence.
Cisse additionally stresses it is essential to discover a therapist earlier than you actually need one, so you possibly can discuss by means of something you are battling.
She suggests River Edge Behavioral Well being at 175 Emery Freeway in Macon, or the Southern Heart for Alternative Idea at 411 Holt Avenue.
Macon Psychological Well being Issues has initiatives that embody psychological well being counseling, in addition to monetary counseling and non-traditional psychological well being actions like pop-up gyms and drum circles.