Mental Health Resources

This is a difficult time for everyone. Take some time to take care of your mental health in addition to your physical health. We’re in this together.

  • Reach out for support
      • Text SHARE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741
      • Even if you can’t be together physically, let trusted people in your life know about your worries, fears, frustrations, AND plans for self-care.
  • Stay connected to your loved ones and community as we engage in social distancing to keep each other safe.
      • Call or video-chat family or friends. Science shows that hearing a loved one’s voice comforts the brain.
      • Join virtual gatherings, like community meetings or free fitness classes and concerts.
      • Notice if you’re not reaching out because of low mood rather than social distancing reasons.
      • Check in with someone you trust for a few minutes every day.
  • Routines help us feel more grounded when things feel out of our control.
      • Staying active with things that feel productive and fun can help us manage the extra stress and anxiety.
      • Make a schedule for how you’ll structure today to balance work with time for self-care, relaxation, and (safe/virtual) social connection.
  • Limit information overload.
  • Practice deep breathing exercises, mindfullness or other methods of meditation.
      • It’s easy for our worries to get ahead of the current moment. As we face uncertainty it’s important to stay grounded in the present.
      • Michiganders can access a specially-curated collection of guided meditations, at-home workouts that guide people through mindful exercises, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety. Available for free at www.headspace.com/MI

General Mental Health Resources