Stories tagged: "mental health"


‘We Couldn’t Afford It’: Childcare Costs Are Upending Michigan Moms’ Lives. What Can Fix the Problem?

The cost of childcare is reaching a breaking point and exacting a mental toll. “I don't think that having children should only be for the wealthy and that's kind of how I feel right now,” said Julie Groce, a Grand Blanc mom. 

Michigan's new education budget spells out improvements for student mental health resources.
‘Coming Back to the Unknown’: Michigan Makes ‘Historic’ Investment in Student Mental Health in 2021

Michigan’s latest investment in education could mean big things for mental health advocacy in school districts around the state — something particularly important as students return to the classroom amid the pandemic. 

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How One Michigander Saved Lives Working the State’s New Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Michigan's new mental health hotline, MiCAL, is about more than helping Michiganders through crisis, explained one staffer. It's about helping them find hope.

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Many Michigan Colleges Lack Mental Health Services. This Plan Changes That.

Lisa Green attended St. Clair County Community College on her path to study psychology. But getting her own mental health services weren't easy.

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How to Discuss the Traumatic Events on the Capitol With Kids and Process It as a Family

What to know to help your kids process traumatic events as you might be struggling to process them yourself.

5 Steps Toward Finding Gratitude in 2020

Michigan therapist and mom Erica Carulli shares her "cheat sheet" to help your family find gratitude this Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving Is Going to Be Weird This Year. Here’s How to Cope.

A behavioral psychologist says the first step to coping with a different Thanksgiving is acknowledging the strangeness of the times.