Hospice of Michigan, Arbor Hospice offer support group for young adults during pandemic
ANN ARBOR – Grief of losing a loved one can be exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties in the months that lie ahead, especially when paired with pre-existing anxiety and depression. Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice have joined forces to help young adults in their 20s and 30s cope with grief through its online support group Living On For Young Adults. Run by trained, experienced grief counselors the program aims to address grief in a time when life during a pandemic can make it difficult to cope. For more information about Hospice of Michigan, click here. For more information about Arbor Hospice, click here.
University of Michigan Depression Center to host virtual conference on workplace mental health
To help industry leaders and employers navigate employee mental health in the workplace, the University of Michigan Depression Center will host a virtual conference on Aug. 19. Researchers, clinicians and industry experts will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on employee mental health and provide real-world strategies for supporting employees. So we need to act more now because the magnitude of the mental health crisis is much higher right now, said Parikh. In addition to the conference, the U-M Depression Center also offers a program to help businesses support the mental health of their employees. Learn more about the Depression Center and its services here.
Tech Time: Clinicians employ teletherapy to meet with patients amid coronavirus pandemic
DETROIT As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit in March, clinicians had to find ways to continue working with their patients while preventing the spread of the virus. A number of clinicians now hold teletherapy sessions, meeting with their patients online from the comfort of their homes. Therapists like Dr. Reg Williams of the University of Michigan say the virtual alternative has been a useful resource amid the pandemic, and may even remain a popular choice once the threat of the virus is gone. You can watch this weeks segment in the video above. Read More: Tech Time: Detroit teen talks fighting through COVID-19
Free emotional support counseling now available through Michigans COVID-19 hotline
Michigan residents can receive free, confidential emotional support counseling over the phone amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Individuals can call the COVID-19 hotline (888-535-6136) to speak with a Michigan Stay Well counselor for free ("option 8). The counselors are not licensed professionals but have been trained on how to provide emotional support to residents of federally declared disaster areas, officials said. The above hotline is also available for general COVID-19 questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. MORE: Mental health resource guide for people impacted by COVID-19 pandemic