October 4th – October 10th is Mental Health Awareness Week

As much as my physical health sucks right now, i.e. I’m getting an infusion of iron tomorrow for my anemia since my red blood count has dropped so low, I remain extraordinarily grateful for my stable emotional health.

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Yes, it’s taken a bit of a hit since the stroke in 2018 and with this recent second stroke, but as Dr. L. pointed out, if I hadn’t had the foundation I had when the stroke occurred, the subsequent depression could have been much worse.

I remain grateful for the support I’ve had from my family – the expression of unconditional love from my mother, until her death in 2002 and always, my brother.  I remain grateful for the access to all the different kinds of treatment I’ve had – both the types of treatment, such as dialectical behavior therapy and transference focused psychotherapy, but being able

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10th Annual Men’s Health Event to be held September 26 in Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) — With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a light on health disparities, especially among people of color, and triggering a greater mortality rate in men, as well as causing countless individuals to delay routine health care services, preventative health care is of high concern. To continue offering accessible health care, The MIU Men’s Health Foundation will host its 10th annual Men’s Health Event on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a new approach in a new environment to comply with current health and safety standards.

Metro Detroit-area men 18 years and older with or without insurance are encouraged to get in the driver’s seat and take control of their health during this event, with free drive-through screenings offered at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. Services will include vital screenings, a bloodwork panel, flu vaccinations, COVID-19 nasal swab and antibody testing, and HIV testing. All tests

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