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

50%
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.



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

  • Members of the MSU Extension farm stress team pose in front of a farm.

    Pressure on the farm

    Published on February 1, 2020

    Commodity prices are low, the weather is harsh, and farmers are being pushed to the brink. MSU Extension is helping them cope with the unforgiving grip of stress and mental health issues.

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