Fighting the stigma: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bernstein advocates for mental health

DETROIT – Michigan Supreme Court Justices typically don’t do a lot of interviews and when they do, they aren’t usually about personal matters.

However, one member of Michigan’s high court is adding his voice to the growing chorus of those willing to talk about mental health.

It was back in April that Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard H. Bernstein announced he was seeking help for a mental health problem and would begin handling his judicial duties remotely. A month later, he returned to the bench in person, feeling healed and devoted to knocking the stigma out of mental health treatment.

Despite the constant pain he has, Bernstein will head to New York in November to run the New York Marathon. It will be the 26th marathon for Bernstein.

You can watch Devin Scillian’s full story in the video player above.

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Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.