We’re glad you’re here

Michigan Minds Empowered is a resource hub for teens and young adults experiencing changes in thinking, emotions, and sensory perceptions such as hearing or seeing things that others don’t.

Although these experiences can feel unusual, they’re not uncommon. And with the right kind of support, it gets better.

It’s ok not to feel ok

There are many paths to start feeling like yourself again. We’re here to help you find the way that’s right for you. Check out the resources below to get started.

Learn about your
mental health

Learn about common signs to look out for and when and where you can seek support. 

Find the right

Get connected to care with support from one of our specialty care teams across Michigan.

 Stories from
young people

Hear from program participants and their families about their recovery journeys.

Our website is not a crisis resource and is not monitored 24-7.
If you are in crisis, text or call 988 for immediate support.

I was going to the [NAVIGATE] meetings and talking with people. That was the best decision I ever made. They believed in me, and that gave me faith to believe in myself.

– James, NAVIGATE Program Participant

The deep caring, experience, and expertise with which everyone on the staff has offered such a comprehensive variety of helpful programs has been of immeasurable value to our daughter and our whole family.

– Parents of NAVIGATE Program Participant

This program helps the whole family unit to heal. And when the whole family is healthier, then the program participant is healthier. So long term, the prognosis is much better for everyone.

– Keela, NAVIGATE Family Peer Partner, Kalamazoo team

Those [NAVIGATE] meetings, those check-ins – they kind of just remind me that people are out there looking out for me.

– Garrison, NAVIGATE Program Participant

Just because you had psychosis, doesn’t mean you can’t live a rich and meaningful life.

– NAVIGATE program participant

Check in on your mental health

Our mental health is constantly changing – we have good and bad days, and lots of different experiences in between.

Answer a few questions to learn more about what you may be experiencing and connect with the right support resources for you.

View Empowering Stories

Young people and their supporters share about their experiences overcoming mental health challenges.

What we believe

We believe that every person facing a mental health challenge can access inner strength and wellbeing, so we created Michigan Minds Empowered to offer space where we could do just that – connect, learn and draw inspiration from one another.

We understand the power of asking for help because it has changed our own lives. But we also understand that every journey is unique. We’re here to help you find a path to wellness that works for you.

Our teams are here for you

Michigan’s specialty care teams, NAVIGATE and ACT Early, are available to support you. We’re here to help young people between the ages of 15-30 who are:

  • Having troubling thoughts
  • Seeing or hearing things that you aren’t sure are real
  • Having sudden trouble focusing or understanding what others are saying
  • Withdrawing from those around you and the things that you once enjoyed
  • Just otherwise not feeling quite like yourself