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Importance of Emotional Wellness

Being mindful means allowing yourself to really notice whatever is pleasing to you, and giving your full attention to these good things as they are happening. Being mindful also means being aware of your feelings, as they come up. By being mindful and paying attention to your emotions you will be better able to handle them in a thoughtful way rather than reacting abruptly and your actions will be more healthy and kind, both to yourself and those around you.

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Coping Calendar:  30 action to look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together.

Curious about Covid-19: Former PHS intern, Madison Hafitz, MPH, wrote a book for kids that helps explain what COVID-19 is.

Tips for supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic: TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students), is a unique program that brings effective mental health care to students with symptoms of depression and anxiety throughout Michigan.

Self-Care for Student Support Professionals: Student support professionals are carrying a uniquely difficult burden right now. While contending with your own
uncertainty, stress, and worry, you are also tasked with supporting and guiding others through this difficult moment.
This resource is for you. The following strategies can help you maintain your strength and resilience in the coming weeks.

TRAILS improves youth access to evidence-based mental health services by training school mental health professionals in effective practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Not only do these skills-based techniques help students navigate common academic and social pressures, but they have also been shown to reduce symptoms of more serious mental illness, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Thrive with your family

Michigan Medicine’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is supporting families during the pandemic through a weekly video series called “Thrive With Your Family” that will address parents’ top questions. Episodes will be broadcast on Tuesdays at noon EST starting April 14 on the Mott Facebook page (@MottChildren) and the Michigan Medicine YouTube channel.

Parents and community members may submit a topic or ask questions for the panel to answer in an upcoming episode at

The series will involve a nationally recognized panel leading candid conversations about parenting, child behavior, mental health and relationships in this fast-changing environment. It will tackle the stressors, concerns and difficulties families are facing. Experts will also talk about how to maintain a sense of hope and understanding, and tips for maintaining a problem-solving mindset even amidst circumstances that can feel out of our control. For the most updated information from Michigan Medicine about the outbreak, visit the hospital’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage:

For C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Coronavirus Update for Parents, visit:…

MHealthy Journey

Make a habit of taking a few minutes every work day to relax, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being.


UM Center for Positive Organizations

The Center for Positive Organizations, based at the Ross School of Business, is a world-class research center that brings transformational research to students and leaders through articles, books, events, tools, teaching, and organizational partnerships.

In times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe, people and organizations must come together to solve problems.

Every person has the power to leverage their unique strengths and talents during this challenging time. Through this lens of positive organizing, we can enable each other to activate our individual and collective human potential to generate creative solutions that will help us overcome the crisis.

The Center for Positive Organizations has compiled a series of personal and organizational practices based on the research of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) with the goal of enabling as many people and organizations around the world to become a part of the solution.

Click on a topic below to explore creative solutions

The links will redirect you to a webpage.

Stay home, stay MIndful.

To the people of Michigan: staying inside isn’t always easy, but Governor Whitmer and Headspace are here for you during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of yourselves and one another while each of us stays home and stays safe.

This special collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises below are designed to help you keep a strong and healthy mind in the midst of this global health crisis. All Michiganders — from the shores of Lake Superior to the streets of Detroit — will get through this together.

A Mindful Walk Indoors

Need a moment to move around a little? This mindful walk can help you exercise your mind and body when you’re at home and short on space. Headspace can help you find a moment for yourself whenever you need it. Try our free Weathering the storm collection in the Headspace app for more guided exercises.

Headspace | Meditation | This Too Will Pass

Nothing stays the same. Meditation trains us to be comfortable with change so we can experience true freedom of mind.


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Positive Psychology

Since 2013, Seph Fontane Pennock and Hugo Alberts have been building the world’s most extensive, science-based positive psychology platform. Their aim is to provide helping professionals with the right knowledge and tools to apply positive psychology in real-life settings and make a difference in the lives of their clients and students.

Class Dojo Mindfulness Resources

Emotions are powerful: they can either overwhelm you, or become your best friend. Take your students on a journey to understand how they can manage their powerful emotions through mindfulness. This set of activities was created in partnership with Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Focusing on your breathing can help calm down the Beast! Your class will follow along with Mojo and take away a useful tool to help them calm down powerful emotions that might flare up.

Practicing mindful movements can help tame the beast! This activity includes three different movements by the ClassDojo Monsters that students can practice.

This episode introduces students to the idea that sometimes our emotions can be overwhelmingly powerful.

In this activity, your students will think about a time when their “beast” appeared and what it felt like. They’ll then get a chance to draw their “beast”!