Helena event seeks to combat stress

Published 2:11 pm Monday, November 4, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

An Alabaster resident is looking to help local women unwind and relax during the High Noon Stressbuster event on Nov. 9 at the Helena Community Center.

The event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Community Center, which is at 110 Sports Complex Drive in Helena.

“High Noon exists to provide an event for the betterment of the women in our community,” event organizer Crystal NeVille wrote in an email. “We seek to improve the overall wellbeing of women by creating an atmosphere conducive to alleviating the negative effects of stress.

“Why stress? Because stress contributes to the number-one killer of women, which is heart disease,” NeVille wrote.

The event will feature information on combating stress, interactive entertainment, an open forum, refreshments, shopping and door prizes.

NeVille said she organized the event after learning firsthand the negative effects of stress after losing both of her parents and a child, having her home foreclosed and working for a crisis hotline in Texas.

“Since going through those life-altering encounters, she has done extensive research on stress (and) states laughter is a solid deterrent to stress,” read a press release on the event.

“High Noon Stressbuster, The Ultimate Day Off for Women is a God-inspired event, and it’s Crystal’s desire to use this platform to reach out to other women, exposing them to the art of camaraderie, resources and just plain and simple fun,” read the release. “She is taking a proactive approach to alleviating what most people accept as normal.”