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Government of Canada invests millions into mental health and distress centres

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 5:00pm

Distress centres are a vital part of our community providing mental health support and resources to those in need.

Key Points: 
  • Distress centres are a vital part of our community providing mental health support and resources to those in need.
  • Across the country, these centres are seeing a surge in demand for mental health services.
  • Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $9,275,000 in 57 distress centres in Canada through the Public Health Agency of Canada.This investment will support a range of distress centres across the country, including in rural and remote areas.
  • This funding announcement is part of a mental health investment through the Fall 2020 Economic Statement, which provided $93 million dollars in overall funding to support mental health initiatives.

Five Individuals with Disabilities to Receive Full Digital Marketing Scholarships

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:35pm

The school's founder, Internet Marketing expert Tom Antion said, "I came up with the idea for this program after seeing alarming statistics related to persons with disabilities."

Key Points: 
  • The school's founder, Internet Marketing expert Tom Antion said, "I came up with the idea for this program after seeing alarming statistics related to persons with disabilities."
  • Adults with physical/sensory disabilities have a 3.7-fold higher incidence of depression than the general population.
  • For more information visit the GoFundMe account which has been set up to fund scholarships and to hire persons with disabilities to help administer the program.
  • Internet Marketing is considered vocational and graduates come out with skills that are in high demand in the business marketplace.

Medifast Survey Finds 93% of U.S. Adults Set Health Goals

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:30pm

Six months into 2021, this new study, which surveyed 1,230 U.S. adults, found that almost all U.S. adults (93%) have health and wellness goals and 84% are actively working toward achieving them.

Key Points: 
  • Six months into 2021, this new study, which surveyed 1,230 U.S. adults, found that almost all U.S. adults (93%) have health and wellness goals and 84% are actively working toward achieving them.
  • 86% of U.S. adults say focusing on mindfulness and their mental health is an important goal for them.
  • The #1 reason U.S. adults want to prioritize their health and wellness is to feel better, both physically and mentally (76%).
  • Additionally, 55% of Americans say that seeing physical results motivates them to stay on top of their health and wellness goals.

KKR Forms Geode Health to Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 9:15pm

Geode provides comprehensive support for mental health professionals, enabling them to increase access and augment outcomes for their patients.

Key Points: 
  • Geode provides comprehensive support for mental health professionals, enabling them to increase access and augment outcomes for their patients.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210609005822/en/
    Gaurav Bhattacharyya, a proven multi-site health care services executive, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of Geode.
  • Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Geode Health is a rapidly growing provider of outpatient mental health services to adults and children in the United States.
  • Geode is committed to partnering with psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists to deliver high-quality care and to increase access to in-person and virtual outpatient services.

Ethema Closes New Financing

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:33pm

West Palm Beach, FL, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Ethema Health Corporation (OTCPINK: GRST) (Ethema GRST or the Company),is pleased to announce that the Company received a new fixed rate convertible note financing from Labrys Fund, LP.

Key Points: 
  • West Palm Beach, FL, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Ethema Health Corporation (OTCPINK: GRST) (Ethema GRST or the Company),is pleased to announce that the Company received a new fixed rate convertible note financing from Labrys Fund, LP.
  • Ethema Health Corporation (OTCPINK: GRST) operates in the behavioral healthcare space specifically in the treatment of substance use disorders.
  • Ethema developed a unique style of treatment over the last decade and has had much success with in-patient treatment for adults.
  • Ethema will continue to develop world class programs and techniques for North America.

National Braille Press Announces Winner of the Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

BOSTON, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --National Braille Press announced today that this year's winner of the Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation is Songpakorn Punong-ong,40, an engineer from Phetchaburi Thailand, who created the ReadRing.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --National Braille Press announced today that this year's winner of the Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation is Songpakorn Punong-ong,40, an engineer from Phetchaburi Thailand, who created the ReadRing.
  • "Being selected for the Touch of Genius Prize for Braille Innovations 2021 is a great honor for the ReadingRing mission," said Songpakorn Punong-ong.
  • "Being recognized by National Braille Press and its Touch of Genius committee, who value the importance of braille literacy with their knowledge and resources, will help us develop and scale up affordable literacy, productivity and independent living for the blind."
  • "National Braille Press is grateful to all of the Touch of Genius Committee members who volunteer their time for this important program.

Generational Equity Advises Carolina Behavioral Care in Sale to Refresh Mental Health

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:15pm

Generational Equity , a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of Carolina Behavioral Care to Refresh Mental Health.

Key Points: 
  • Generational Equity , a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of Carolina Behavioral Care to Refresh Mental Health.
  • Carolina Behavioral Care (CBC) headquartered in Pinehurst, North Carolina, is a multi-site psychiatric practice in Central North Carolina.
  • Located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Refresh Mental Health (RMH) promotes clinical excellence and client access to high quality mental healthcare by partnering with leading practices with specialized programs throughout the United States.
  • Generational Equity , Generational Capital Markets (member FINRA/SIPC), Generational Wealth Advisors , Generational Consulting Group , and DealForce are part of the Generational Group , which is headquartered in Dallas and is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

First-Of-Its-Kind Disability Climate and Culture Survey, Amplify, Now Available

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:38pm

According to the Return on Disability Group, 90% of companies state they have diversity initiatives, but only 4% include disability in their diversity programs.

Key Points: 
  • According to the Return on Disability Group, 90% of companies state they have diversity initiatives, but only 4% include disability in their diversity programs.
  • "Companies are unaware of the employment experiences of people with disabilities because disability is too often left out of the broader diversity conversation.," said Meg O'Connell, CEO and Founder, Global Disability Inclusion.
  • Their landmark ten-year study, The State of Disability Employee Engagement , includes responses from 12 million people across the globe.
  • Global Disability Inclusion, LLC is changing the way the world perceives disability.

Promises Behavioral Health Opens the Doors to Its Newest Location, Promises P.A.T.H. Nashville

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:00am

Nashville, Tenn., June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Promises Behavioral Health, the parent company for nationwide mental health and addiction treatment services, announced the opening of its newest location, Promises P.A.T.H.

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  • Nashville, Tenn., June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Promises Behavioral Health, the parent company for nationwide mental health and addiction treatment services, announced the opening of its newest location, Promises P.A.T.H.
  • Nashville is to be the trusted center of excellence for mental health and substance use disorders for the surrounding recovery communities.
  • program to our local Nashville community, said Kathy Frossard, chief marketing officer with Promises Behavioral Health.
  • Promises Behavioral Health is a family of behavioral health programs with regional brands such as The Right Step, The Ranch and Promises.

Parents say the pandemic has introduced new mental health challenges in their children

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 10:00am

OTTAWA, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new poll shows 62 per cent of parents say the pandemic has worsened the mental health challenges of their children, and 48 per cent say it has even introduced new mental health challenges where none previously existed.

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  • OTTAWA, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new poll shows 62 per cent of parents say the pandemic has worsened the mental health challenges of their children, and 48 per cent say it has even introduced new mental health challenges where none previously existed.
  • These concerns from parents match what we are seeing in childrens hospitals across the country: record numbers of children visiting the hospital with mental health concerns, many of whom did not have any identified symptoms before the pandemic.
  • According to the poll, only a quarter of parents say they have received enough support from governments during the pandemic, and the vast majority would like to see a variety of policy solutions to address child and youth mental health and broader well-being.
  • Collectively they provide national leadership in research and education to promote the health and healthcare of children and youth in Canada.