EMBRACING LIFE: RESILIENCE AND THE WILL TO SURVIVE. Irene Miller is a true survivor in every sense…#Holocaust survivor, post #World War II survivor, a survivor of every challenge that life has thrown at her.
Former Detroit Lions quarterback, suicide loss survivor, and mental health advocate, Eric Hipple shares his story of personal loss, struggle, and recovery. NFL quarterback Eric Hipple has an incredible story of tragedy and triumph. After his 15-year-old son died of suicide, Eric fell into a debilitating downward spiral. Following an... read more →
Physician’s Near-Death Patient Experience Chronicled In Memoir, Inspired Campaign To Boost More Effective Communication. Dr. Rana Awdish, a critical care medicine physician and director of Henry Ford’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program, speaks with ElizabethAtkins of MI Healthy Mind in unflinching candor about her experience as a patient on the brink of... read more →
Cravings...for food, for drugs, for gambling, cigarettes, alcohol. What happens when they get out of control? This week, MI Healthy Mind takes an in depth and candid look at this control question with Vicki Griffin, who discusses how her personal cravings nearly destroyed her. Then shares her amazing story…. a... read more →
New initiatives in law enforcement are being introduced in police departments across the country–new policies, procedures and practices for recognizing mental illness and diffusing high-stress situations BEFORE they turn tragic. Host Elizabeth Atkins explores these groundbreaking initiatives from both sides of the law, with social worker Renee Blaze, Washtenaw County... read more →
It’s widely known that trauma suffered in childhood can do serious mental and emotional damage. Damage that often lasts a lifetime. But did you know that enormous stress during our early years can change our brains? And lead to not only mental, emotional and social problems ranging from domestic violence... read more →
This episode, meet Jeff Hawkins who talks about his slow, progressive descent into blindness, and his initial reaction to losing his sight. While terrifying and debilitating at first, Jeff shares insights he gained about these new challenges and what allowed him to move forward in life.
Like his friends, Andrew Brown started using prescription painkillers in highschool. It was fun. By the time it stopped being fun, it was too late. Pills soon turned to heroin, and his life began slipping away from him. Andrew’s story is familiar one. The severity of opioid withdrawal means users... read more →
On this episode of MI Healthy Mind, we explore the signs of mental and emotional distress, and answer the question… What if you cry and nobody hears? For those in pain, it’s often very difficult—or impossible—to reach out when they’re suffering. We’ll meet Stephanie Grimes, herself a suicide survivor, who... read more →
Marina Morris was a Russian orphan who was born with cerebral palsy and brought to the United States at the age of six. Marina does not think of herself as disabled; she has NEVER thought of herself as disabled. That's mostly because she was brought up by parents who didn’t... read more →