The new local nonprofit Mental Health Alternatives held its second monthly event geared toward supporting teens’ emotional well-being.
The 10 teens in attendance each experienced a 30-minute float session at Urban Float in Rehoboth Beach. Proven clinical benefits of float therapy include relief from stress and anxiety, stimulation of creativity and soothing of chronic pain and inflammation.
Next, they took part in a a chakra balancing meditation to regulate the body’s energy and emotional system, and created their own selenites wand to take home with them.
“Mental Health Alternatives has helped me to step out of my comfort zone to help me grow and build confidence. I love knowing that there is a community that cares,” said Kayla Hurst.
Yoga and Glitter on the Beach, the next event for teens, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, on Lewes Beach. Attendees will experience yoga and mindfulness, and create their own glitter lava lamps. Preregistration is required. Cost is $10. To sign up, go to mentalhealthalternatives.org/events.