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2017 NAMI Michigan Honors

We are proud to announce that
MI Healthy Mind was nominated and recognized as A Hero of Mental Health!

It’s Time To Remove The Stigma: Let’s Talk About It!

MI Healthy Mind is a 30-minute TV talk show with a focus on all things Health and Wellness, particularly in the mental health and behavioral sectors. Seasoned hosts, Elizabeth Atkins and Michael Hunter explore a vast range of subjects (addiction,

depression, bipolar, autism etc) with valuable insights and lively conversation from popular entertainers, experts, athletes, and other newsmakers. But most important, MI Healthy Mind showcases real people, “the heroes” who have

overcome and triumphed over their mental health issues. In the wake of incredible loss, or adversity, these people found a way to turn personal tragedy into hope.

“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” — Helen Keller

LIVING AN AUTHENTIC LIFE: NAVIGATING THE TRANSGENDER JOURNEY

With all the new, emerging and changing sexual identifications, we may be forgiven for our confusion and misunderstanding about sexual and gender labels, terminology and dialogue.

But while all this may seem bewildering—and for those going through it, frightening as well–most of us really do want to understand what it all means, and to understand the people in our world, our communities and our families who are struggling with their own gender and sexual identity, not to mention the judgement of those around them.

In this newest episode of MI Healthy Mind, we’re talking with Hunter and his mom, Roz, who know a thing or two about this very personal journey, who have experienced this transition both as an individual and as a family, and who have navigated this journey in a way that stands as a beautiful example of how everyone should navigate ALL of life’s uncharted territory.

As Roz tells us, she was shocked, but not totally surprised when she thought about how Hunter was as a child. He was allowed to play with any toy he wanted to, and she was very accepting of his choices, but did think it was kind of odd. While she wasn’t steering him into any “role”, and didn’t read much into things, she figured he was just a tomboy. So it kind of all made sense when Hunter finally told her. But their family accepted his decision and just said, “OK, we want you to be safe and happy.”

As a family that has successfully navigated this challenging life change, Roz and Hunter have some advice:

Roz: It’s important to seek support from others who are going through the same thing, to listen, but also to speak out about how this is affecting your life and your family, and especially your transgender child. We need to learn from each other how to help these kids.

Join a support group such as Allied Parents—it’s a safe, fully-vetted group of around 300 parents across the U.S. who share via a phone network— “love at the end of the phone”. They’re a great resource, one of many out there now.

Hunter: For me, the biggest thing is not to let anyone get to you. Find a place that embraces you as you are, people who won’t shame you. It can be very difficult to find that place, but just don’t let any haters get to you. If they don’t get a rise out of you, the haters will quit trying.

Learn more about the journey this family has successfully navigated.

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Myths and Truths: Health Issues of American Indians

The story of the American Indian is filled with historical myths and modern day truths. On this episode of MI Healthy Mind, we explore the truths and explode the myths of this fascinating and resilient community who have specific challenges that are direct products of their culture, biology, history and policy.

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Safe Space

Drug addiction, suicide, abuse, human trafficking… join us for conversations that may change your life! We’re shining a courageous spotlight on difficult topics with people whose triumphant stories will inspire. And our experts will give you the tools to change your life. Wellness begins in the mind, and our motto is the first step to achieving that: “Let’s talk about it!”

Co-Hosts

Compassionate, engaging and energetic, Michael Hunter and Elizabeth Atkins speak from experience as they guide guests through strong, honest conversations about issues that could have crushed them, but instead made them stronger.  Join Michael and Elizabeth to celebrate wellness in mind, body and spirit!

Resources

Each week on MI Healthy Mind we interview individuals who triumph over challenges of mental health, find experts to learn more about how to get help for others dealing with similar issues and provide those resources for viewers.

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Show Highlights

  • Our motto is, “Let’s Talk About It!”
  • We showcase real people triumphing over tragedy to inspire others.
  • We provide a safe forum to discuss difficult topics such as addiction, mental illness, and health problems.
  • Our goal is to inspire viewers to feel they’re not alone, that help is available and that treatment works.
  • MI Healthy Mind is judgement-free.
  • Our experts provide resources and tools for everyone to achieve wellness in mind, body and spirit.

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This site is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice.

MI Healthy Mind is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment.

Please seek professional care if you believe you may have a condition.

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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Our motto is, “Let’s Talk About It!”
  • We showcase real people triumphing over tragedy to inspire others.
  • We provide a safe forum to discuss difficult topics such as addiction, mental illness, and health problems.
  • Our goal is to inspire viewers to feel they’re not alone, that help is available and that treatment works.
  • MI Healthy Mind is judgement-free.
  • Our experts provide resources and tools for everyone to achieve wellness in mind, body and spirit.

OUR PRODUCERS

This groundbreaking new show, MI Healthy Mind is produced by Relativity Communications. Relativity is a woman-owned production company with offices in Plymouth, Michigan, specializing in locally focused programming. Relativity is committed to providing high quality content for Michigan viewing audiences. 

DISCLAIMER
This site is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice. MI Healthy Mind is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional care if you believe you may have a condition.