San Diego is a place that can influence well-being and autonomy.
This is described in an excellent recent article by Hans-Werner Wahl. Although his model focuses on aging, it can be applied to any phase of life. Living in the places we like, where we function well, and that offer social, physical, and mental stimulation can benefit our health and quality of life regardless of age. On the contrary, being exposed to poor environmental quality (poverty, physical deterioration, or risks to mobility), sources of stress (traffic noise or pollution), or experiencing ecological changes such as gentrification can hurt the way how we perceive a place, how we feel about it and the ability to use it. This, in turn, has consequences for health and behavior. If you or a loved one is suffering from mental health disorders such as bipolar, depression, anxiety, trauma, or drug, and alcohol addiction, Refresh Recovery rehab in San Diego can be a haven to flourish. Have a pet and need help to begin a journey toward a life free of alcohol and drugs? We are a pet-friendly rehab. Let us be your haven that understands your furry loved ones need to be there with you for the transformation.
Here are 5 reasons why San Diego is ideal to live for your mental health:
- The weather is perfect. If San Diego weather were a flavor, it’d be vanilla because almost everyone finds it favorable, it’s reasonably consistent year-round and from year to year, and nothing is shocking about it: no blizzards, no hurricane-force winds, no monsoons, no polar vortexes.
- Access to education. San Diego Promise provides unparalleled access to a community college education by removing financial barriers and providing wrap-around support. They ensure that no student is denied access to a high-quality education due to a lack of resources.
- Public transportation
- Language is not a barrier. Being a 100% multicultural city, the language varies between English, Spanish, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic, and many more, enriching the entire population’s language.
- Outdoor activities. San Diego is home to a year-round Mediterranean climate. This means you can enjoy team outings at the beach, on a boat, or in a backyard during any season.