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

Exercise | Eat Well | Sleep Well

 

Treatment

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

Crisis

 

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.

Help.org

 

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.

 

 

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

 

eBooks

 

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

 

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

Mindful.org

 

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

FaceTime

Google Duo

Skype

WhatsApp

Zoom

 

Play

 

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

 

eBooks

 

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 | DoSomething.org

 

Exercise

eBooks | Fitness Studio and Trainer Workouts | Yoga

 

eBooks

 

MeL eResources eBook Public Library Collection has helpful eBooks like:

 

Fitness For Dummies

The Complete Guide to Training with Free Weights

HIIT It!

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

 

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

 

Eat Well

eBooks | Food Diary | Support

 

eBooks

 

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

 

Support

 

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

 

eBooks

 

MeL eResources eBook Public Library Collection has helpful eBooks like:

 

Sleep Sense

The Mystery of Sleep

Sink Into Sleep

Sleep Soundly Every Night

 

Articles

 

Mayo Clinic: Sleep Tips | Sleep Foundation: Tools and Tips

 

Apps

 

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

 

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