Disability

Voting Could Be More Difficult for People with Disabilities This Year

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:05pm

People in wheelchairs have reported inaccessible sidewalks, doorways too narrow for a chair, inadequate handicapped parking and other barriers when voting.

Key Points: 
  • People in wheelchairs have reported inaccessible sidewalks, doorways too narrow for a chair, inadequate handicapped parking and other barriers when voting.
  • The organization is urging all people with disabilities to visit PVA.org/vote today to learn their rights and start making a voting plan now.
  • PVA advocates for accessible, safe voting with multiple options available to accommodate a vast array of disabilities.
  • It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

Maybelline New York Launches Brave Together: A Long-Term Program to Support Anxiety and Depression Worldwide

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:35pm

Depression affects more than 264 million.1Half of all mental health conditions start by age 14,2and with Covid-19, these numbers are rising.

Key Points: 
  • Depression affects more than 264 million.1Half of all mental health conditions start by age 14,2and with Covid-19, these numbers are rising.
  • We are launching the Maybelline Brave Together global cause program to help destigmatize anxiety and depression, provide critical one-on-one support and help everyone, everywhere bravely take on their world.
  • Over the past two years, Maybelline facilitated expert-led research and conducted focus groups to better understand the topic of mental health.
  • Maybelline has also been working with non-profit partners CRISIS TEXT LINE, JED, AND NAMI to have a tangible impact on people struggling with anxiety and depression.

Maybelline New York Launches Brave Together: A Long-Term Program to Support Anxiety and Depression Worldwide

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:35pm

Depression affects more than 264 million.1Half of all mental health conditions start by age 14,2and with Covid-19, these numbers are rising.

Key Points: 
  • Depression affects more than 264 million.1Half of all mental health conditions start by age 14,2and with Covid-19, these numbers are rising.
  • We are launching the Maybelline Brave Together global cause program to help destigmatize anxiety and depression, provide critical one-on-one support and help everyone, everywhere bravely take on their world.
  • Over the past two years, Maybelline facilitated expert-led research and conducted focus groups to better understand the topic of mental health.
  • Maybelline has also been working with non-profit partners CRISIS TEXT LINE, JED, AND NAMI to have a tangible impact on people struggling with anxiety and depression.

Parade/Cleveland Clinic 'Healthy Now' Survey Reveals Positive Long-term Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic: Embracing Healthy Lifestyle Changes, Valuing Personal Relationships, Finding Meaning, Remaining Hopeful

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:15pm

The third annual Healthy Now poll shows that 18- to 34-year-olds were the most likely demographic to adopt new healthy behaviors in many categories.

Key Points: 
  • The third annual Healthy Now poll shows that 18- to 34-year-olds were the most likely demographic to adopt new healthy behaviors in many categories.
  • However, the survey also revealed significant mental health challenges, particularly stress, anxiety and depression issues, brought on by the pandemic among survey respondents.
  • "Almost 60% of respondents say their lives have been changed for good," says Lisa Delaney, SVP/chief content officer of Parade Media.
  • 62% of all people have adopted some type of healthy lifestyle change since the onset of the pandemic.

Sound Mind Live Announces COME TOGETHER: Mental Health Music Festival on Oct. 8, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:27pm

Today Sound Mind Live announces COME TOGETHER , a virtual music festival that will take place on Oct. 8, 2020 in celebration of World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10).

Key Points: 
  • Today Sound Mind Live announces COME TOGETHER , a virtual music festival that will take place on Oct. 8, 2020 in celebration of World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10).
  • "Now is the time to break down walls of stigma surrounding mental health and elevate awareness of mental health resources when support is more needed than ever," said Sound Mind Live Director Chris Bullard.
  • The event will also feature "virtual side stages" with break-out performances and panels on subjects such as Mental Health and the BIPOC Community, Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community, and Mental Health and the Music Community.
  • Sound Mind Live brings together musicians, music lovers, and forward-thinking organizations to build community and open dialogue around mental health.

Mindleap Health Announces The Launch of The World’s First Telehealth Platform For Psychedelic Integration

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:30pm

Mindleap was founded with the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of millions of people that struggle with mental health problems.

Key Points: 
  • Mindleap was founded with the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of millions of people that struggle with mental health problems.
  • Through Mindleap, users can browse vetted and experienced specialists and easily schedule appointments and purchase mental health services.
  • Mindleap has established a model that creates value by facilitating exchanges between mental health specialists and people needing mental health services.
  • Mindleap is the worlds first telemedicine platform uniquely designed to offer psychedelic integration services and currently has over 30 professionals available to offer mental health support to clients.

Lifeplus Anti-Depressant Survey - New survey highlights serious concerns about rising levels of anti-depressant prescriptions across the UK

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:30am

CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Asurvey of 2,000 British Adults has highlighted serious concerns about the increasing use of anti-depressants in our society.

Key Points: 
  • CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Asurvey of 2,000 British Adults has highlighted serious concerns about the increasing use of anti-depressants in our society.
  • The study carried out by Lifeplus Europe Ltd. confirmed that high percentages disagreed with the increasing levels of prescriptions issued and the lack of discussion around alternative treatments.
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    The survey examined respondents' views on a variety of mental health issues, this includes the effect of social media, diet, exercise and social interaction.
  • 7 in 10 Adults agree that anti-depressant drugs are too readily available with 86% sayingthat more mental health support should be available as an alternative to medication.

Jamie Brewer of "American Horror Story" Teams up With Mediaplanet to Empower People With Disabilities

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 8:45pm

The campaign also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Key Points: 
  • The campaign also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • With the growing changes COVID-19 presents our society, the need for communities to be more adaptable, accepting, and inviting has never been greater.
  • Disability advocate and actor Jamie Brewer graces the cover of the print publication.
  • Our unique ability to pair the right leaders with the right readers, through the right platforms, has made Mediaplanet a global content marketing powerhouse.

UMass Boston Study Finds Black, Latino and Asian Older Adults Much More Likely to Struggle in Later Life

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:00pm

Half of all older adults living alone and 23% of older couples live with some degree of economic insecurity, according to the McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute.

Key Points: 
  • Half of all older adults living alone and 23% of older couples live with some degree of economic insecurity, according to the McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute.
  • A new report calculating racial disparities within those numbers shows rates of economic insecurity among Black, Latino, and Asian older adults far exceeding those of white adults and the overall national average.
  • The report also details the economic insecurity levels of older adults of color in individual states and the states in which racial disparities are greatest.
  • "Economic security is a serious problem for older adults across the United States," said professor Jan Mutchler, lead author of the report.

Industry Roundtable: Mental Health Crisis Demands Accelerated Shift Towards Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:38pm

In late June, the CDC reported that 40 percent of Americans were struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

Key Points: 
  • In late June, the CDC reported that 40 percent of Americans were struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.
  • Key takeaways from the roundtable included:
    Healthcare is far from reaching a truly integrated approach to behavioral and clinical healthcare: We have barely scratched the surface in healthcare," said Michael K. Lester, CEO of LifeStance Health.
  • We have a whole generation of people who are openly talking about mental and behavioral health.
  • Tridiuum, the premier provider of digital behavioral health solutions, is accelerating improved outcomes and reduced costs by reimagining how behavioral healthcare is delivered.