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NFL Launches Comprehensive Responsible Betting Education And Awareness Initiative

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:00pm

"We also recognize that responsible betting programs across the country are under-resourced, especially as legalization spreads nationwide.

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  • "We also recognize that responsible betting programs across the country are under-resourced, especially as legalization spreads nationwide.
  • "The National Council on Problem Gambling is pleased to partner with the NFL to shine a light on the importance of responsible betting," said Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director.
  • Beginning today and continuing throughout the season, fans will see the NFL's responsible betting initiative roll out across a variety of channels including online, in-stadium, social media and in print.
  • Additional Details about the NFL's Responsible Betting Initiative and Related Partnerships include:
    The NFL's initiative is informed by fan research and was developed in collaboration with NCPG.

Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation Strengthens Commitment to Support Mental Health with Fall Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 19, the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation celebrated its ongoing commitment to support mental health with a cocktail fundraiser hosted by Executive Chairman of Saks and President of the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation Richard Baker and Saks CEO Marc Metrick at L'Avenue at Saks in New York City. The event raised more than $1.7 million to support the Foundation's mission to make mental health a priority in every community by increasing understanding, improving access to care, building protective factors and reaching communities that are uniquely affected by mental health issues. Guests at the fundraiser enjoyed a special performance by legendary GRAMMY winning artist and entertainer Patti LaBelle.

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  • Earlier this month, Saks celebrated World Mental Health Day and National Coming Out Day in collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation nonprofit partner, The Trevor Project
    NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 19, the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation celebrated its ongoing commitment to support mental health with a cocktail fundraiser hosted by Executive Chairman of Saks and President of the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation Richard Baker and Saks CEO Marc Metrick at L'Avenue at Saks in New York City.
  • Since the Foundation's founding in 2017, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation have donated more than $4.5 million to US mental health initiatives and reached over 6.6 million individuals with messages that combat the shame and stigma surrounding mental health struggles.
  • "The Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation is committed to making mental health a priority in every community," said Marc Metrick, CEO of Saks and Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation Board Member.
  • Additionally, the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation developed a "Mental Health at Work" guide for employees with support from another nonprofit partner, Bring Change to Mind.

1 in 6 People Worldwide Struggles to Read Due to Irlen Syndrome

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:24pm

While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

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  • While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.
  • Children who are poor readers or poor in sports are often teased or bullied, resulting in feelings of shame or low self-worth.
  • In the Forward, Founder and Director of the Irlen Institute , Helen L. Irlen, explains the discovery of Irlen Syndrome and the progress made in treating it.
  • Author Catherine Matthias is a Certified Irlen Syndrome Screener and published author of six early reader picture books.

1 in 6 People Worldwide Struggles to Read Due to Irlen Syndrome

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 8:24am

While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

Key Points: 
  • While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.
  • In the Forward, Founder and Director of the Irlen Institute , Helen L. Irlen, explains the discovery of Irlen Syndrome and the progress made in treating it.
  • The Library Journal review concludes: "VERDICT: A helpful volume for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children who struggle with reading."
  • Author Catherine Matthias is a Certified Irlen Syndrome Screener and published author of six early reader picture books.

Niagara Falls To Be Illuminated On World Skin Health Awareness Day In Honor Of The Children's Skin Disease Foundation's Camp Wonder

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

Francesca Tenconi, founder of CSDF, was diagnosed at age eleven with pemphigusfoliaceous, a rare skin disease that left her constantly feeling different and isolated.

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  • Francesca Tenconi, founder of CSDF, was diagnosed at age eleven with pemphigusfoliaceous, a rare skin disease that left her constantly feeling different and isolated.
  • Her experiences drove her to create CSDF in 2000, and Camp Wonder launched a year later.
  • Wonder Wish, an initiative that grants wishes to Camp Wonder families, was created in 2017 to bridge the time between camp each summer.
  • Camp Wonder is a week-long, overnight summer camp for children and young adults residing in North America who have chronic and life-threatening skin disease.

Within Health Launches First-Ever Digitally-Native Eating Disorder Treatment Company Revolutionizing Patient Access, Addressing Stigma and Inclusivity

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:00pm

We are launching Within Health so that everyone who suffers from an eating disorder, no matter who they are or where they live, can access treatment free from stigma and shame.

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  • We are launching Within Health so that everyone who suffers from an eating disorder, no matter who they are or where they live, can access treatment free from stigma and shame.
  • We have designed our treatment plan to be highly accessible, highly personalized to help our patients overcome their eating disorder, finding purpose and meaning, while embracing self-care as a foundation for health.
  • There has never been a solution for eating disorder treatment that delivers this level of clinical expertise to a patient in their home environment.
  • WITHIN HEALTH APP: Through its proprietary app and innovative features, Within Health has transformed the way patients can access their treatment and dedicated care team.

Calm Strips Creates First-Ever Square Shaped Textured Sensory Adhesive to Support BFRB (Body-focused Repetitive Behavior) Awareness Week 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In partnership with the TLC Foundation for Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors, Calm Strips has developed the first-ever square shaped textured sensory adhesive to support BFRB (Body-focused Repetitive Behavior) Awareness Week 2021, October 1-7, 2021.

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  • NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In partnership with the TLC Foundation for Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors, Calm Strips has developed the first-ever square shaped textured sensory adhesive to support BFRB (Body-focused Repetitive Behavior) Awareness Week 2021, October 1-7, 2021.
  • The reusable, residue-free adhesive highlights the TLC Foundation's symbol, which is a stylized representation of repetitive behavior.
  • "It's our goal through BFRB Awareness Week to break down myths and misperception about BFRBs, that often leads to isolation and shame."
  • "Raising awareness and support for people experiencing body-focused behaviors is personally important to me," said Michael Malkin, creator and founder of Calm Strips.

Author Tyrone Short Offers a Powerful Message of Hope and Healing to Young Sexual Abuse Survivors

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:38pm

Often silenced by a confusion of feelings, many young survivors remain entombed in fear, shame and guilt.

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  • Often silenced by a confusion of feelings, many young survivors remain entombed in fear, shame and guilt.
  • Speak Up Child and Be Saved offers a way out of this cycle of silence and brings this topic to light at last.
  • Just as women of the Me Too Movement continue to speak out and be heard, Short empowers young girls to do the same.
  • How long have you kept the secret of the acts of sexual abuse that have haunted you and taken away the innocence of your childhood?

Author Provides Support, Resources for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in Debut Guidebook

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

Carey Jones represents love, guidance, and acceptance for children who are victims of sexual abuse.

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  • Carey Jones represents love, guidance, and acceptance for children who are victims of sexual abuse.
  • Somes' book includes contributions from Dr. Alpern, a clinical and developmental psychologist, and two social workers specializing in human sexuality and child abuse.
  • "The book approaches the topic of childhood sexual abuse in a straightforward, intellectual way, avoiding alarmist tropes or exploitative accounts," a Kirkus reviewer wrote about the book .
  • By Christie Somes with Gerald D. Alpern, Ph.D.
    Christie Somes is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse that she experienced from ages 4-5 years old.

Thorn Launches Thorn for Parents to Address Growing Concerns for Kids' Digital Safety

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 6:40pm

Thorn's research shows that digital safety conversations need to start much younger than parents might think, between the ages of 7 and 9.

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  • Thorn's research shows that digital safety conversations need to start much younger than parents might think, between the ages of 7 and 9.
  • Thorn for Parents includes resources, discussion guides, and recommended timelines to help parents address these serious issues in an approachable, digestible, and supportive way.
  • Thorn for Parents will guide parents through these essential conversations by offering topics, conversation starters, timelines and more," said Thorn Co-Founder Ashton Kutcher.
  • Throughout the coming months, celebrities and influencers will be joining Thorn and advocating about the importance of having digital safety conversations with kids.