Improving Relationships and Reducing Stress and Anger

MSU Extension addresses the issues of violence and stress through its focus on social and emotional health. The overarching goal of this programming is helping young people and adults learn to foster healthier relationships and settings that are free from violence, abuse, bullying and harassment. In 2017 alone, MSU Extension social-emotional health programming reached more than 2,000 people. These community-based sessions provided participants with proven strategies to promote safe and healthy relationships.


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    Community Behavioral Health

    Michigan communities face ongoing mental health and substance use challenges. In an effort to help support Michigan residents in this area, MSU Extension offers educational programs and facilitates critical partnerships with community groups.

  • Managing Farm Stress

    Taking care of crops and animals is hard on farmers and agribusiness professionals. Caring for your own health and wellness in this high-stress profession is often overlooked but is just as critical as caring for your farm business.

  • Positive Discipline

    These workshops are designed to help adults learn how they can create appropriate environments and experiences to strengthen the development of discipline and self-control in young children.

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    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger

    Alternatives to Anger helps teens, adults, parents and caregivers understand and manage anger and stress, and develop the communication and problem solving skills needed for healthy relationships.

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    Stress Less with Mindfulness

    Stress Less with Mindfulness is a six-class series for teens, adults and seniors that introduces mindfulness concepts and practices to reduce stress and related symptoms.

  • THRIVE Michigan

    THRIVE is here to bring information and programs to you and to help you find what you need to be well.

  • Together We Can

    Together We Can news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

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