The world we live in is plagued with many problems, but I think two of the greatest revolve around mental wellness and drugs. Every day, I read of lives lost or innocent ones taken because of these growing epidemics.

I knew that mental wellness was a big subject, but it really hit home after I became a new mom. I never completely got to a breaking point where I needed to seek help, but there were times in the early weeks following my son's birth that I felt that I was close. My doctor explained that everything I was feeling was completely normal and that it was vital that I allow others to help me and not try to carry everything on my own shoulders because doing so would only amplify the situation and could catapult me into a mental health situation that would be very unhealthy.

Women tend to try to do it all and we tend to place a lot of pressure on ourselves while stretching ourselves thin. And this is not healthy for us.

If you're looking for a way to juggle everything in your life and maintain mental wellness, the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier has announced through a press release that they will host a free Women's Wellness Day on Wednesday, April 20th from 9:30am-3:30pm at their office which is located at 153 Court Street in Binghamton.

This event will focus on tools and techniques to help you improve your physical and mental health. There will be representatives from several area businesses who will also touch on subjects such as nutrition, health screenings, meditation, and more.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Lunch will be provided.  Reserve your spot by calling Nancy at 607-771-8888 x324.

[via MHAST]