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About Brain Love Foundation

In the United States alone, someone commits suicide every 40 seconds. By the time you finish reading this page, someone will have killed themselves. In fact, over 800,000 people are dying every year from committing suicide. Depression and anxiety are the most common medical problems worldwide, both illnesses affect people from all walks of life, and both could be treated and even prevented with an increase in awareness and advocacy. Studies have shown that people with mental illness die younger than those who do not have a mental health disorder, they go to prison more often, and have higher rates of drug use.

 

The DRT Brain Love Foundation is advocating a culturally sensitive and holistic approach to mental and behavioral health for disadvantaged individuals by encompassing awareness, education, prevention, and treatment modalities to improve the quality of life.

This is a formal invitation for you or your organization to consider a donation to help in promoting sound mental wellness for all individuals despite their race, color, or creed. No one should have to suffer in silence!

 

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Men and Aging - Prostate Cancer

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April 22, 2024

REGISTER BETWEEN NOW AND April 15th for Early Bird tickets - FREE. Thank you to our sponsors!

The DRT Brain Love Foundation, Inc. invites you to join us for a LIVE mental health sharing event to learn about MEN and the aging process. The evening begins with a 6 pm EST happy hour and the show follows at 7 pm EST. The live chat is followed by an audience Q & A.

Join us Monday, April 22nd at 6 pm EST at the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center in Historic Sistrunk.

As men age, they undergo various physical and psychological changes. Physically, they may experience a decrease in muscle mass, bone density, and metabolism, leading to weight gain and reduced energy levels. Hair may gray or thin, and skin may lose elasticity. Internally, the risk of certain health conditions, such as heart disease and prostate issues, may increase.

L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center 1409 Northwest 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

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GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

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Speakers

MEET THE TEAM

Delvena Thomas

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CEO

My name is Dr. Delvena Thomas, and I am a board-certified Psychiatrist practicing in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and a Veteran of Foreign Wars who has completed three tours of duty (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait) who’s provided mental health care for soldiers needing help with stress reduction and therapy, family connectedness, and spiritual well-being. In addition, I worked for over seven years in federal law enforcement for the Bureau of Prisons.

Corrinne M. Rijos'

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Treasurer

Corrinne is a retired Associate Warden from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. During the span of a
career of 31 years with the agency, Corrinne has activated financially three of the six prisons
she was employed. She has expertise in managing large budgets, contract administration, and
the running the daily operations of a prison. Corrinne has an undergraduate degree in Business
Administration.

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Zina Navarro-Rodriguez

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Chairman

Zina is the Founder of Z&D Consulting, dedicated to partnering with organizations to create inclusive and welcoming spaces for mental wellness, particularly for underrepresented communities. With a focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations, she aims to raise awareness about the disparities in mental health and substance use treatment. Zina brings over 25 years of experience in marketing and operations, holding senior leadership positions in national and global behavioral health care companies. She has expertise in multicultural program development and marketing, and is a renowned global speaker on topics of culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion in behavioral health care.

Francine Steelman

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Secretary

Francine is an experienced lawyer with over 20 years of expertise in problem-solving within governmental and private organizations. Specializing in transportation infrastructure law, she collaborates with engineers to integrate innovative mobility technology on roadways, enhancing safety through driverless vehicles. Francine actively engages in her community, having participated in CityLab in 2016 and serving as the former Chair of the Board for Doctor's Charter School in Miami Shores. Additionally, she contributes as a Board Member of the 79th Street Corridor Initiative, a redevelopment project led by local community-based organizations. Francine completed her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Miami and currently resides in Miami.

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"Everyone deserves to access mental health treatment. NO ONE left in the darkness."

― Dr. Delvena Thomas

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