MSU helps Michigan residents care for their mental health
May is National Mental Health Month, and 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 June 22, 2020
Online course will better equip farmers, their families and the agricultural community with tools and resources to help in stressful times.
Published on May 1, 2020
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health and loss of life by suicide.
Upcoming Mental Health Events
September 29, 2020 8:00PM – 9:30PM Online through Zoom
Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the joys, challenges and concerns of parenting.
October 27, 2020 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Negative thoughts provide a background of constant worry that makes it more difficult to be self-aware and to relax. Research shows that having more positive thoughts can influence how you see things and how you handle stress.
November 10, 2020 11:30AM – 12:30PM
The current pandemic has impacted healthcare providers, systems and patients, affecting mental, social and physical health. This workshop will highlight some ways to maintain your health during challenging times.