Sometimes life takes a turn and Michigan 2-1-1 makes it easy to find the help you need in your community. Get connected to community resources like food and shelter, childcare, elder care, financial assistance, and other essential resources.
Michigan 2-1-1 is a one-stop connection to thousands of local agencies and resources that can help you—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is easy to get in touch, just dial 211 or 844-875-9211, text your Zip Code to 898211 or visit the Michigan 2-1-1 website to chat and learn more.
Learn Together. Grow Together.
Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start—and is good for moms, too. Breast milk is one of the best things that your baby needs to grow and develop, is rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients as well as other ingredients that help your baby grow healthy and strong.
USDA’s WIC Breastfeeding Support website offers moms and their families breastfeeding support, information, and resources. For example, you can get a peer counselor (another mom like you with breastfeeding experience) and an enhanced food package to help you breastfeed successfully. To learn more, call your local WIC clinic.
Lifestyle and Managing Stress
Trauma, stress, and sleep problems can affect us. Having good mental health helps us to cope with the stresses of everyday life and accomplish our goals. Research shows that eating healthier foods and being physically active can reduce stress, have a positive effect on our mood, and help us sleep better.
The meditation experts at Ten Percent Happier have created a free Coronavirus Sanity Guide. Their meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks are designed to help us build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. If you are concerned about your mental health or the mental health of someone you love, here are some good resources.