UNDERSTANDING MY MENTAL HEALTH
Our mental health is always changing — it’s natural to have good days and harder ones. When we start to feel disconnected from the people we care about or unable to do the things that matter most to us, it’s a signal to reach out for support.
How are you feeling today? Take the Self Check to learn more and get connected to Michigan-based resources in your area.
Our services: a team -based approach
This team has specialized training in treating mental illness among youth with serious
emotional and cognitive disorders. The ultimate goal of Psychiatric Services is to achieve
stabilization while working collaboratively with the youth’s primary care.
- Assessment and evaluation
- Medication and monitoring, as needed
- Coordination of care with other health providers
- Assistance with accessing financial benefits to support treatment
- Education and information to support health and well-being
If you’re not feeling like yourself, know that it gets better
Changes in mood, energy, and stress levels are a normal part of day-to-day life. When these kinds of changes don’t resolve within a couple of weeks and start to cause you to miss out on the things that matter to you, opening up to someone about how you’re feeling is an important first step to feeling better.
With the right support, mental health challenges get better. Our specialty care teams, called NAVIGATE and ACT Early, focus on helping young people develop strategies to manage stress; overcome challenges at home, school, or work; lean into each individual’s strengths; and heal from difficult experiences. Because everyone should have access to support, NAVIGATE and ACT Early services are offered regardless of insurance or the ability to pay.
Signs that it’s time to reach out for help, and where to find it
If you are between the ages 15-30 and experiencing any of the following signs, checking in with a specialty care team is a great place to start exploring how to feel better.
- Feeling disconnected from your friends and family
- Losing interest in everyday activities, social events or caring for yourself
- Having sudden trouble focusing, organizing thoughts, or understanding what others are saying
- Feeling confused about which events are real and imaginary
- Seeing or hearing things that others cannot
- Thinking that others are watching or talking about you
You can learn more about these signs and common mental health experiences on our Learn page.
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
If you’re struggling right now, you are not alone. Check out young people and their supporters share about their experiences overcoming mental health challenges.
HAVE QUESTIONS? ASK US ANYTHING
Do you have questions about your mental health or finding support in Michigan?
Drop us a line, and a Michigan specialty care team member will respond within 2 business days.