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On Inauguration Day, NAMI Calls for Addressing Mental Health: the Silent Epidemic within the Pandemic

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 6:00pm

We are in the midst of alarming mental health, substance use and suicide challenges that are taxing an already fragmented system of care.

Key Points: 
  • We are in the midst of alarming mental health, substance use and suicide challenges that are taxing an already fragmented system of care.
  • Last week, President Biden announced the American Rescue Plan, which includes significant investments that would help people with mental health conditions.
  • The plan calls for an additional $4 billion to help people access mental health and substance use care.
  • To further address the growing mental health epidemic within the pandemic, NAMI urges the Biden administration to prioritize a cross-agency effort to help people get on the path to recovery.

The Hartford Launches Hospital Indemnity Plan Design To Include Coverage For Mental Health Conditions And Substance Use Disorders

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 1:32pm

The Hartford has introduced Behavioral Health and Substance Support Benefits, a new plan design option for its group hospital indemnity insurance product.

Key Points: 
  • The Hartford has introduced Behavioral Health and Substance Support Benefits, a new plan design option for its group hospital indemnity insurance product.
  • The new plan includes additional benefits beyond traditional hospitalization coverage to help provide financial assistance for those who receive treatment for mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
  • Recent research suggests a greater need for mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
  • Hospital indemnity insurance provides a cash benefit if theres a hospital stay due to an illness or injury covered by the plan.

A new, unprecedented solution for human behavior analysis

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Herta is thrilled to announce the launch of our new video analysis solution, BioObserver.

Key Points: 
  • BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Herta is thrilled to announce the launch of our new video analysis solution, BioObserver.
  • This sophisticated software will mark a significant change in the study of human behaviour and facial expression analysis.
  • The platform also allows to configure automatic rules and annotations of events to extract keyframes of the video that are considered of interest.
  • With BioObserver you can detect subtle micro-expressions such as "frowning," "blinking," or "raising eyebrows," according to the Facial Action Coding System by Paul Ekman.

Converze Media Group, a Leader in Direct Response Marketing, has Received the Inc. 5000 Award Two Years in a Row

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:00am

"The list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase."

Key Points: 
  • "The list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase."
  • This award is a direct reflection of our team's dedication and passion for serving our clients and helping them grow."
  • Converze Media Group is composed of experienced media professionals and ROAS specialists (Return on Ad Spend).
  • Converze Media Group offers high-quality, direct response media strategies, rates, and creativity.

Association for Project Management Reveals the Pandemic’s Effect on Project Work

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 9:00am

A new survey by Association for Project Management (APM), reveals the scale of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the project profession.

Key Points: 
  • A new survey by Association for Project Management (APM), reveals the scale of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the project profession.
  • These include schemes such as mental health first aiders, dedicated wellness days and increased flexible working.
  • We have been working closely with our corporate partners to encourage them to do the same and share best practice.
  • Working together with Mind we have also published a free-to-access mental health toolkit for project managers and their employers.

A new, unprecedented solution for human behavior analysis

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 8:00am

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Herta is thrilled to announce the launch of our new video analysis solution, BioObserver.

Key Points: 
  • BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Herta is thrilled to announce the launch of our new video analysis solution, BioObserver.
  • This sophisticated software will mark a significant change in the study of human behaviour and facial expression analysis.
  • The platform also allows to configure automatic rules and annotations of events to extract keyframes of the video that are considered of interest.
  • With BioObserver you can detect subtle micro-expressions such as "frowning," "blinking," or "raising eyebrows," according to the Facial Action Coding System by Paul Ekman.

Press release - MEPs adopt Technical Support Instrument to speed up post-COVID-19 recovery

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 12:04am

The Technical Support Instrument will help EU countries prepare the recovery plans needed to access funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Key Points: 
  • The Technical Support Instrument will help EU countries prepare the recovery plans needed to access funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility.
  • The reforms supported by the instrument should effectively address the challenges identified in the adopted country-specific recommendations.
  • A single online public repository managed by the European Commission will provide information on the actions that fall under the TSI.
  • There is going to be a transitional period for actions initiated before 31 December 2020, which will be governed by the Structural Reform Support Programme (2017-2020) until their completion.

Discovery Behavioral Health Opens New Treatment Facilities in Crownsville

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:33pm

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc., a leading nationwide provider of behavioral health services, announced the opening of a new facility today in Crownsville, MD, devoted exclusively to the treatment of mental health.

Key Points: 
  • BALTIMORE, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc., a leading nationwide provider of behavioral health services, announced the opening of a new facility today in Crownsville, MD, devoted exclusively to the treatment of mental health.
  • There is a great need for programs like these that address behavioral health in a holistic and individualized way," said John Peloquin, President and CEO of Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc.
    A 2018 study published by the National Institute of Mental Health found that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults are living with a mental illness.
  • "Too often, behavioral health disorders are overlooked and unchecked with little resources available for those who desperately need them," said Peloquin.
  • Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc. is a leading U.S. behavioral health networkdelivering accessible, evidence-based care within hospital and community-based centers.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Modified Pillow to Enhance Comfort and Support (CBA-3922)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:30pm

My design could also enhance sleep quality for individuals who have to sleep in an elevated position."

Key Points: 
  • My design could also enhance sleep quality for individuals who have to sleep in an elevated position."
  • The patent-pending invention provides an effective way to support the head and protect a hairstyle while sleeping.
  • As a result, it offers an alternative to traditional pillows and it could contribute to a better night's sleep.
  • The invention features an ergonomic design that is convenient and easy to use so it is ideal for households.

Engaging New Children’s Picture Book Explores the Fear of Monsters That Come out in the Dark

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

Now published as a picture book, Nighttime Fantasy is narrated through the perspective of a young boy.

Key Points: 
  • Now published as a picture book, Nighttime Fantasy is narrated through the perspective of a young boy.
  • After the boy is tucked into bed by his mother, he is frightened by the multitudes of monsters who begin to emerge from the dark.
  • Nighttime Fantasy illustrates a universal fear of monsters associated with darkness that should be easy for kids to recognize, said Shields.
  • The book may help both parent and child constructively discuss this fear and allow the parent to promote reassurance that the fantasy is only a fantasy, and not reality.