MSU helps Michigan residents care for their mental health

From families to farmers, we strive to make a difference by providing programs and resources to help Michiganders care for their mental health.

1 in 5
U.S. adults lives with a mental illness

of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental health illness or disorder in their lifetime

111 million
Americans live in mental health professional shortage areas

Mental Health Programs

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Helpful tips for families dealing with stress and anxiety.

Effects of Stress on Our Bodies

Long-term stress impacts every aspect of our lives, and each of us shows our stress in different ways. Recognizing our signs and symptoms is the beginning of taking care of that stress and improving our overall wellness.

Positive Self Talk

When we are stressed, we can become overwhelmed with negative thoughts. One tool for dealing with our own negative inner dialogue is to learn to use positive self-talk. This webinar explores some simple tips you can to begin to use right away.

Mental Health Articles

Upcoming Mental Health Events

  • Jan 13

    Mindfulness for Better Living Lunch and Learns

    January 13, 2021 – April 21, 2021

    Mindfulness for Better Living includes a suite of one-time workshops to help people learn ways to use mindfulness to manage everyday stress.

  • Feb 3

    ONLINE WISE February 3-March 10

    February 3, 2021 – March 10, 2021 Online

    Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) provides education on topics including health and wellness, medication use, stress management, depression and substance use.

  • Feb 8

    Weekly Wits Workout

    February 8, 2021 – July 19, 2021 Online

    This online program provides activities for older adults to challenge their memory, recall, and problem-solving skills in an online group setting.

  • Feb 18

    Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (PATH)

    February 18, 2021 – March 25, 2021 Zoom

    The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Diabetes PATH in Michigan) was developed and tested by Stanford University to help people learn techniques and strategies for the day-to-day management of diabetes.

  • Apr 8

    Mindful Morning Coffee Hour April 2021

    April 8, 2021 – April 29, 2021

    Typically, we respond to stress as if we were on autopilot. Our brain is wired to go down the same pathways we have used before. Mindfulness offers a way out of this trap.