Community Mental Health sponsors wellbeing app
Free program offers tools, resources
Community Mental Health for Central Michigan is sponsoring the roll out of a new web program to help residents manage and maintain their mental health.
The program, myStrength, is personalized and consists of tools like health and mood trackers, goal setting, and a sleep diary, as well as access to programs that can help you reduce stress, manage depression, improve sleep and more. It has resources in the form of inspirational images, videos and articles to help with addiction, trauma, parenthood, fitness, chronic pain and other topics.
After you sign up, the program will ask you a few questions about your current wellbeing and what kind of programs you’re interested in. Instructions on how to sign up are at the end of this article.
The application is free to all community members within the six-county region that CMHCM serves — Midland, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta and Osceola counties. Individuals can use myStrength’s web and mobile tools to support their goals and well-being, overcome challenges, and stay mentally strong.
As a community mental health provider, CMHCM promotes healthy coping skills and suicide awareness. CMHCM is committed to improving the lives of residents and provides resources and quality treatment to community members. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and CMHCM knows suicide can touch anyone, anywhere, and at any time.
Coronavirus and flooding have had, and continue to have, sweeping effects on the local communities, including lasting negative impact on people’s mental health. The risk of suicide is increased because of this impact.
Research conducted by the Center for Disease Control, following the 2003 SARS outbreak, shows that profound psychological and negative social impacts, including an increase in suicide rates, continued well past the epidemic. Professionals and scholars in the mental health field predict that the same, if not more severe, effects may come as a result of the current pandemic.
To sign up for myStrength:
1. Visit www.mystrength.com and click on “Sign Up.”
2. Enter the access code “CMHCMCares”
3. Complete the myStrength sign-up process and personal profile.
4. To go mobile, download the myStrength mobile app, log in, and get started today.
To access mental health services, including 24/7 crisis services call 800-317-0708 for Community Mental Health for Central Michigan.