In his 7 song 23 minute album, Kanye West addresses some major topics on mental health from stigma to suicidality to self-medication on his 2018 album ‘ye’. Kanye’s brazenness has been hallmark of his celebrity and his sheer popularity paves a path to opening dialogue around mental health, whichever direction that may be. Whether you are a fan of Yeezy or not, there are some valuable discourses to be opened on the subject of mental health.
Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor that affects the brain or spine. Typical treatments for this cancer include surgery followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and result in a median survival of about 1.3 years. Despite various attempts, minimal progress has been made to increase this survival expectancy over the past decade.
Whether you’re concentrating on your golf swing, enjoying a cup of coffee or daydreaming about a favorite vacation spot, your brain is hard at work, timing everything to the milliseconds, to make the experience a smooth narrative and register the important bullet points in your memory banks. And it does this seamlessly throughout different stages of life, as we create our signature thoughts, stylistic movements, and degrees of athletic performance. The key components here are timing and energy management.
When we first met Diana, she had been fighting chronic back pain for over a decade. Throughout that time, she explored numerous treatments options, none of which worked. It was only in 2007 when she finally resorted to back surgery. Although this temporarily helped, her pain returned with a vengeance not long after.
Rebecca was struck by a car in a hit and run while riding her bike, leaving her in need for spine surgery on her neck. Through the generous contributions by Dr. Vokshoor, various physicians, and companies sponsors, we were able to get Rebecca her surgery pro bono.
INI is starting to plan our annual gala! This year marks a particularly special milestone as we celebrate our 10th anniversary! Our theme for the year is... fundaMental Beauty!
fundaMental Beauty will celebrate the architecture of the brain as it relates to 'beauty' and pattern recognition as seen through the rich sensory arrays of the 'self' and its social and cultural implications.
Our team had the most amazing time on our medical mission to Guatemala, where we helped provide quality care to impoverished kids in need. It was truly an unforgettable and inspirational experience. Thank you to Mending Kids for allowing us to work with their incredible organization on this medical mission. We would also like to thank everyone who donated to the cause. We could not have been able to help over 100 kids without your help. We hope that this will be the first of many mission trips in I.N.I.’s future and we looking forward to sharing our journey with you all!