Gretchen Whitmer Administration Creates 'Support Groups' to Cope with Coronavirus 'Stresses'

Gretchen Whitmer Administration Creates 'Support Groups' to Cope with Coronavirus 'Stresses'


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) administration is creating “support groups” residents can join to manage “stresses” created by the coronavirus — and her reaction to it.

Unlike Florida, for example, Whitmer has opted for more of a controlling approach, mandating rules, restricting businesses, and shuttering in-person learning for many students, which in turn created stress for parents.

Now, her Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is offering counseling and support services for residents suffering from her policies.

“We are excited about the opportunity to be able to offer these group supports and doing outreach to a variety of populations to try and make available resources for people that we expect would be struggling with what’s going on,” Dr. Debra Pinals, medical director for behavioral health and forensic programs for MDHHS, said, ABC 12 reported.

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Residents “will learn more about the virus itself and how it impacts people’s mental health,”

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