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
Americans live in mental health professional shortage areas
Mental Health Programs
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Helpful tips for families dealing with stress and anxiety.
BURY SEEDS, NOT STRESS
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.
BURY SEEDS, NOT STRESS
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
Published on September 17, 2021
Serving one’s community not only benefits the community but also encourages positive mental health for the volunteer.
Published on September 8, 2021
Anxiety is often overlooked in older adults.
Published on August 20, 2021
Experiences in nature can help us through the pandemic.
Published on August 10, 2021
Amid the global pandemic, Michigan State University Extension focused on supporting the mental health and well-being of Michigan’s children, youth and their families.
Published on August 5, 2021
There are many effective ways to manage stress as we age.
Upcoming Mental Health Events
October 25, 2021 11:30AM – 12:30PM Online
Research has shown that practicing mindfulness is effective in reducing stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension, and may be helpful in managing chronic conditions.
October 28, 2021 – December 2, 2021 Online Zoom Webinar
Are you struggling with stress or burnout? Are you overwhelmed with taking care of everyone and everything? Bring your lunch and join us to discuss strategies to improve your mental, physical and social health through three workshops all about self-care.
November 1, 2021 11:30AM – 12:30PM Online
Research shows that practicing mindfulness can reduce stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension, and may help manage chronic conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes.