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Governor Whitmer, Headspace launch website with free mental health resouces amid COVID-19

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 18:39:33-04

LANSING, Mich. — Friday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Stay Home, Stay MIndful website in partnership with Headspace, , and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide a new mental health resource for Michiganders to access for free during the COVID-19 pandemic facing both the state and nation.

Starting today, Michiganders across the state can access a specially-curated collection of guided meditations, along with at-home workouts that guide people through mindful exercises, sleep and kid-friendly content to help address rising stress and anxiety.

“Michiganders have faced an unprecedented crisis over the past month, and in these uncertain times having access to mental health resources is crucial,” said Gov. Whitmer. “That is why I am proud to partner with Headspace, I know this science-based resource will be valuable during this challenging time. This virus has taken a toll on Michiganders’ physical and mental health. While we all stay home and stay safe, it is so important take the time to check in and take care yourself. Michiganders are tough, but having access to tools like this one will help us all get through this together.”

Today’s announcement follows additional steps MDHHS has taken to provide mental health resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the recently launched warmline that connects Michiganders living with persistent mental health conditions to certified peer support specialists. The warmline operates 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week at 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753).

You can access the website at Headspace.com/MI and view information around this outbreak at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.