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Dr. Joanne Frederick psychologist and doctor
Will Smith’s reaction to Chris Rock’s untimely joke at the Oscars brought even more light to a condition that many people may not have been aware of before — alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that affects up to 6.8 million people in the U.S., according to National...
Recording a song at Big Sean Studios inside the Lloyd H. Diehl campus of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) is just one of the many daily choices for a young aspiring artist. With the Sean Anderson Foundation’s initial investment in the Dick & Sandy Dauch...
Statistics show that six percent (4.8 million) of Black and African American people reported having suffered from a mental illness. Yet, only one in three Black Americans who could benefit from mental health treatment receives it — leaving nearly 55% of Black and African American adults with serious mental...
Coping During Another Pandemic Winter It's that time of year again. You know, when the cold weather and shorter days start to get to you? When all you can think about is hibernating until spring? Don't worry, you're not alone. As the season shifts, so can our mood. We typically call...
LET ME TELL YOU A QUICK STORY OR TWO. I grew up with 16 siblings. Yeah, I know, that’s a lot of humans! We weren’t just poor; we were relentlessly poor and under the constant attack of poverty. We didn’t always have heat, so we would boil water on the...
Colder days and fewer daylight hours characterize the coming months, which has lead many  healthcare professionals to caution people against ignoring feelings of depression and  despondency that can increase during the winter months. This warning is even more important  for caretakers and families raising Black children.   According to several studies...
mental health
We’ve said goodbye to the longest year on record, but few of us have escaped unscathed. Mental illnesses have surged, and loneliness abounds. Still, as we look ahead to a new year, let us also resolve to work toward a strong mind and a new attitude.
childhood trauma
Parents are imperfect people, and if left unaddressed, the hurt caused in childhood can show itself in the way we move through the world as adults.
mental health
Now, like always, our community must discuss, monitor and care for our mental health.
Detroit Heals Detroit
This high school educator has dedicated her career to helping Detroit youths confront and heal trauma.
Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students is hoping to combat youth suicide rates, the second-leading cause of death for kids ages 12 to 18.

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