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. 

Joyce Massucci, right, holds hands with her friend "Smiling Dave" as they listen to "Soulful Femme" on the first day of the Franklin Blues & Barbecue Festival, Saturday, June 19, in Franklin, Pa. The annual festival with free music, returned after being canceled last year due to COVID-19, uses proceeds from vendors and sponsors to support the music programs in the local public schools. The festival helped celebrate the first Juneteenth celebration in the city.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Post-Pandemic Life: Handling the Emotions and Changes We’ve All Been Waiting For

How are you dealing with getting back to "normal." It's natural to feel stress about returning to normal, according to experts.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.
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.

parent talking to child about traumatic events
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.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman for COURIER
Pandemic Poultry and 18th Century Menswear: COVID Let Me Embrace My Inner Weirdness

By September, I had become the kind of guy who wanders around the garden in a combination of historical menswear and faded sweatpants, casually referring to himself as “basically a hobbit.”

mom and child walking with a separate photo of a laptop computer
I Channeled the Trauma of Relapsing During COVID Into Building a New Life for Me and My Family

Like other people with substance use disorders, the pandemic has tested me. On the other side of my relapse, however, I found an identity I’d been looking for.