Treatment | Michigan COVID Resources | Mindfulness and Meditation | Connect With Others | Find Purpose

Exercise | Eat Well | Sleep Well



 Local Resources | Substance Abuse Help | Domestic Violence Help | Peer Support



Individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide, are urged to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 at 800-985-5990 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255, TTY 1-800-799-4889 or chat online


Local Resources


Deckerville Community Hospital 810-376-2835.

Sanilac County Community Mental Health 810-648-0330.

Sanilac County Mental Health Crisis Line 888-225-4447.


Substance Abuse Help


Sanilac County Alcohol, Drug & Counseling Services 810-648-4098 ext. 6.

Alcoholics Anonymous 800-700-9063.

24 Hour Addiction Hotline 888-982-5198.


Domestic Violence Help


Eva’s Place 866-336-7283

Blue Water Safe Horizons 888-985-5538.

Thumb Area Assault Crisis Center 800-292-3666.

Domestic Violence Support Group 810-648-3248.

Michigan’s Domestic Violence Hotline providing live, one-on-one crisis support for all victims, survivors, support people and professionals who serve them 24/7

  • Call: 866-864-2338
  • Text: 877-861-0222
  • Chat:
  • TTY: 517-898-5533


Peer Support


MDHHS Warmline The warmline will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support and empower the callers. They are available 7 days a week, 10am-2am by calling 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753).


Michiganders can now text "RESTORE" to Crisis Text Line By texting the keyword RESTORE to 741741, Michigan residents can have a confidential text conversation with a crisis counselor 24/7.


Michigan COVID Resources

K-12 Lessons | Stay Well


K-12 Lessons


Michigan Virtual Cares Portal allows parents, students, and educators to create a free account for access to hundreds of K-12 digital lessons on mental health and social emotional well-being. This will be available until the end of the 20-21 school year.


Stay Well


Stay Well gives an overview of resources available. Click on "Video Resources" and "Behavioral Health Guides" for access to videos, guides and tips for specific areas of support and populations.


Mindfulness and Meditation

eBooks | Headspace | Guided Meditations




MeL eResources eBook Public Library Collection has helpful eBooks like:


The Mindfulness Tool Box

Mindfulness for Teen Worry

Ready Set Breathe: Mindfulness with Your Children

Meditation for Life

Meditation for Daily Stress

Tranquil Sitting: A Taoist Journal on Meditation.




Headspace and Governor Whitmer have partnered to bring you Headspace’s science-backed meditation and mindfulness. Learn about meditation and mindfulness with the help of their whimsical cartoons and practice with the guided meditations for stress relief, sleep, and children. Headspace is recommended by Tim Ferriss, author of Tools of the Titans, Tribe of Mentors, and The 4-Hour Body.


Guided Meditations


UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Chopra Center

Dr. Tara Brach


Connect With Others

Virtual Visits | Play | Discussion Groups | Cooperative Projects


Virtual Visits


Click on the links to see tutorials on how to use these virtual services.


Android Video Calling

Facebook Messenger


Google Duo







Here are some free games you can play with others.


Computer Games


Fortnite | Minecraft | World of Tanks | Magic: The Gathering Arena | Skyforge | Rift | Star Trek Online | Final Fantasy XIV | Lord of the Rings Online | Star Wars Online


App Games


Facebook Games | Risk | Uno | Monopoly | Words With Friends | Scrabble Go |

Quiz Up | Psych!


Discussion Groups


Find a discussion group based on your interests, or even a virtual book club! Here are some popular ones to start your search.


reddit | Quora | Goodreads Groups


Cooperative Projects

Library of Michigan and Michigan History Center COVID-19 Projects

Make a Veteran Smile | Citizen Science


Find Your Purpose

eBooks | Become a Virtual Volunteer | Create




MeL eResources eBook Public Library Collection has helpful eBooks like:


The Big Picture

Unmask: Let Go of Who You’re Supposed To Be

Living the Life You Love

The Second Chance Revolution


Become a Virtual Volunteer


Look for opportunities to volunteer virtually. Here are some ideas, or use a search tool like Catchafire or VolunteerMatch:


Red Cross | United Nations | Smithsonian | Crisis Text Line | Project Gutenberg |



eBooks | Fitness Studio and Trainer Workouts | Yoga




MeL eResources eBook Public Library Collection has helpful eBooks like:


Fitness For Dummies

The Complete Guide to Training with Free Weights


Yoga Basics

Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners


Fitness Studio and Trainer Work Outs


Fitness Blender | MadFit | Blogilates | Emily Skye | Alo Moves | Anna Victoria | Pamela Reif

CBA Fitness, Port Huron | Anytime Fitness, Marysville




Yoga with Kassandra | Yoga with Adrienne | Purple Valley Ashtanga Yoga | Body Positive Yoga | Yoga By Candace


Eat Well

eBooks | Food Diary | Support




MeL eResources eBook Public Library Collection has helpful eBooks like:


The Complete Mediterranean Diet

What the Health

The Modified Keto Cookbook

Eating Well, Living Better


Food Diary


Keeping a food diary can help you understand and improve your eating habits. Some important information to include:


What you ate

When you ate

How much you ate, and

How you feel


Read this Harvard Health Blog post for more information.


Photographic food diaries will automatically capture the What, When, and How Much. Evidence also suggests that this intervention at the time you are actually eating is more effective at changing habits. (Zepeda & Deal 2008).


You may also want to try these free apps:

My Fitness Pal | MyNetDiary | MyPlate Calorie Counter | Lifesum




Find support and accountability by making a pact or bet with a friend, searching on your favorite social media platform, or with these free online support groups and forums:


MyFitnessPal | Weight Loss Buddy | FitClick | 3 Fat Chicks


Sleep Well

eBooks | Articles | Apps | YouTube




MeL eResources eBook Public Library Collection has helpful eBooks like:


Sleep Sense

The Mystery of Sleep

Sink Into Sleep

Sleep Soundly Every Night




Mayo Clinic: Sleep Tips | Sleep Foundation: Tools and Tips | Northwestern: The UX of Getting Good Sleep: Resources for Better Sleep




These free apps might help you sleep better.


Calm | Headspace | Sleep Cycle | Relax and Sleep Well | Pzizz |

Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds | Sleep TIme | Deep Sleep and Relax Hypnosis




YouTube is also a great free resource. Search to find your favorite.


Guided Meditations and Sleep Stories: Michael Sealey | Relax for a While | Jason Stephenson | Meditation and Healing| Rebekah Borucki


Relaxing Music: Yellow Brick Cinema | Soothing Relaxation | Sleep Easy Relax | Body Mind Zone


Binaural Beats: Jason Stephenson’s Chakra Healing Music | Mindtune |

Greenred Productions | Eric Bartel


Nature Sounds: 321 Relaxing | Calm | Acerting Art | Relaxing White Noise