Health


a man sitting in his bedroom sick with COVID-19 with no family around to help
How You Can Help and Remain Safe When a Family Member Has COVID

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, chances are you might know someone who’s sick with the virus. Protect yourself while offering those close to you some much-needed care and comfort.

Hearts of hope, behind view of two sisters on Lake Michigan holding up their hands, making heart shapes.
Michigan Community Organizations Get $650,000 for Suicide Prevention

The new program will help develop evidence-based approaches to reducing the rate of suicide attempts among young, underserved Michiganders.

Michigan winters often bring sub-zero temperatures, making for dangerous conditions for Michiganders without heat. These warming centers across the state can help.
Michigan Warming Centers: 22 Places Helping Families Through Winter in a Pandemic

With winter temperatures regularly dropping below freezing—and often below zero—these centers can help Michiganders without access to heat stay warm.

President-elect Joe Biden plans to ask all Americans to wear a mask during his first 100 days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Biden Says He Will Ask All Americans to Wear Masks for ‘100 Days’

President-elect Joe Biden’s first request of the nation isn’t hard, but it is meaningful.

The vaccine race is heating up in the final weeks of 2020.
An Inside Look at Michigan’s Journey to a COVID-19 Vaccine

A Kalamazoo production plant is gearing up to distribute tens of thousands of vaccines doses across the country.

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READ: Gov. Whitmer’s Tips for Keeping Michiganders Safe This Holiday Season

From shopping small to limiting large gatherings, these tips can help slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep local businesses going this season.

Hearts of hope, behind view of two sisters on Lake Michigan holding up their hands, making heart shapes.
Michigan’s Budget Boosted Mental Health Funding, but There’s Still More Work to Do

Increasing access to mental health care is an important step, says a Michigander with borderline personality disorder, but broader cultural changes are needed.