To be bitter, or better? It’s a choice.
As a teenager, Daryl Woods was sentenced to life in prison without parole. For 29 years he fought–on his own–until his verdict was successfully overturned. He’s since gone on to work for the very system and the very institutions that had imprisoned him in the first place, as an advocate for people who should have been diverted or otherwise treated. People who, like himself, found themselves hopelessly mired in the criminal justice system.
“Let’s not be bitter; let’s be better. Let’s do everything we can to bring healing and restoration to our community.” Daryl Woods shares why it is so imperative to focus on our power to positively affect our lives and our communities. He implores us to recognize the important role that mental health plays in our actions, our well-being, and our impact on those around us. Specifically, he speaks to the need for increased mental health services for those involved in the justice and correctional departments – from inmates to guards to anyone else who has experienced trauma.
Eric Doeh also joins us to explain how Mr. Woods is helping to further the work of Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network. 123,000 people in the Detroit area benefit directly from the mental health and other services offered by this impressive organization.
This powerful episode explores the power we each have to improve our lives – and our communities.