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Wellness Videos and Recordings
Does it sometimes feel like the pandemic has drained the joy from your life? The Stay Well program presents a collection of animated videos exploring ways to move beyond pandemic struggles and reclaim personal joy.
Click the Episode Title below to access each video.
After viewing, download our Points for Reflection and Discussion, useful for classroom/group discussions or individual reflection.
Episode 1: Positive Psychology
How can we begin to see the world with more optimism?
Episode 2: It's OK to not be OK (for now!)
Not feeling great? It may be pandemic flux syndrome.
Episode 3: Joyful Activities
Explore activities that help to promote everyday joy.
Episode 4: How do we heal?
We can't change COVID or our current situation, but we can find our way to healing.
Episode 5: Can boundaries help create joy?
Creating and maintaining boundaries can make room for joy.
Episode 6: Gratitude and Joy
The amazing relationship between grateful living and joyful feelings.
During the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, many teenagers watched their friends struggle with mental health challenges.
This webinar is for teens who want to know how to help their struggling friends, and also how to improve their own mental wellness. You will learn:
- How to recognize when someone needs help
- What a panic attack looks and feels like
- How anxiety can change people’s behavior
- The best ways to offer support
- The warning signs of suicide
- Tips for keeping yourself emotionally healthy
Teens are known to have their ups and downs, but studies show the COVID-19 pandemic has left many young people struggling with serious emotional distress.
Do you have a teenager in your life exhibiting dark moods, ongoing anxiety, or uncharacteristic new habits? Are you unsure of how to respond? Watch this recorded webinar and learn how to:
- Recognize signs of distress in your teen
- Provide positive support
- Talk to your teen about mental health
- Lead by example by managing your own wellness
What can you do to slow down a racing mind… calm feelings of panic... or stop a barrage of negative thoughts?
Try taking a pause – and bringing yourself into the present moment.
T.A.P. (Take a Pause) is a collection of brief videos demonstrating mindfulness exercises you can do whenever you need to restore calm and focus.
Click on the title of the video to watch it:
T.A.P. presenter Chardae Korhonen, LMSW, is a Youth and Family Outreach Specialist for the State of Michigan’s Stay Well program and a mental health service coordinator for a Washtenaw County high school. A licensed clinical social worker, Chardae worked for 11 years providing crisis intervention services and mental health support to youth and families experiencing housing instability. She also managed a program providing harm reduction-based substance use treatment to adolescents and young adults.
Healthy eating is much more than what we eat. It’s also how, why and where we eat—and the types of food we can access. The pandemic changed these dynamics for many of us, leading to a reduction in wellness, both physical and mental.
In this six-part webinar series that ran in Aug. – Sept. 2022, registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Mary Balog discusses health and nutrition using a holistic lens.
|Presenter Mary Balog is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.|
Dates and topics
Thursday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. The Pandemic, Diets and Health - Watch the recording here and download the Week 1 workbook
Thursday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. The “Non-Diet” Approach – Watch the recording here and download the Week 2 workbook
Thursday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. Embrace Food Culture – Watch the recording here and download the Week 3 workbook
Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Explore Local and Seasonal Food – Watch the recording here and download the Week 4 workbook
Thursday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. Eating for Connection – Watch the recording here and download the Week 5 workbook
Thursday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. Food as Art, Expression and Action – Watch the recording here and download the Week 6 workbook
Psychological First Aid
Supporting students during a pandemic. Michigan schools are dealing with a variety of student emotions and behaviors due to the ongoing pandemic. If you're a teacher or other school staff member looking to better support students, learn about Psychological First Aid (PFA). It's an evidence-informed behavioral health intervention that can help you engage with kids as COVID-19 continues to impact their lives.
Summer Resilience Series, 2021 -- Recorded Videos
"Draw Your Feelings" Series, 2021 -- Recorded Videos
"Draw Your Feelings, Part 2" Series, 2021 -- Recorded Videos
Draw Your Feelings, Part Two, Week #1: Feeling Joyful
Draw Your Feelings, Part Two, Week #2: Feeling Powerful
Draw Your Feelings, Part Two, Week #3: Feeling Scared
Draw Your Feelings, Part Two, Week #4: Feeling Mad
Draw Your Feelings, Part Two, Week #5: Feeling Sad
Draw Your Feelings, Part Two, Week #6: Feeling Peaceful
RECORDED STAY WELL WEBINARS FOR VARIOUS POPULATIONS
Information and Resources for Healthcare Workers & First Responders During COVID-19
Maintaining Wellness During a Pandemic: Information and Resources for Homeless and Housing Insecure Individuals During COVID-19
Substance Use and Recovery During a Pandemic
Uplifting our Immigrant Communities: Mental wellness resources for immigrants and ESL speakers during COVID-19
Coping During COVID-19: Information and Resources for Individuals Living with Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Elevating the Education Community: Information and Resources for Educators and School Staff During COVID-19
Uplifting our Unemployed Community: Mental Wellness Information and Resources for Unemployed Individuals During COVID-19
Overview of the Michigan Stay Well crisis counseling program
Uplifting our Direct Care Workers: Mental Health Information and Resources for Direct Care Workers During COVID-19
Uplifting our Senior Community: Mental Health Information and Resources for Older Adults
Uplifting Our Children and Families: Mental Health Information and Resources for Parents