Positive psychology

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.

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.

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  • 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.

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.

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.

Florida Blue, New Directions Behavioral Health Collaborate with Shatterproof to Help Increase Access to Quality Addiction Treatment

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 4:11pm

These staggering statistics further emphasize why individuals and families need a trusted resource to locate quality addiction treatment and care.

Key Points: 
  • These staggering statistics further emphasize why individuals and families need a trusted resource to locate quality addiction treatment and care.
  • Florida is one of four new states partnering with Shatterproof on the implementation of the addiction treatment quality measurement and locator platform, ATLAS.
  • Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for nearly 75 years.
  • New Directions improves access to quality behavioral healthcare through a comprehensive suite of coordinated behavioral health services.

Wellteq Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Digital Sleep Solution Expanding Mental Health Capabilities

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 1:40pm

Wellteq (CSE.WTEQ) (OTC.WTEQF) has signed a letter of intent to acquire selected intellectual property assets to expand its sleep assessment and coaching capabilities within its broader mental health solution.

Key Points: 
  • Wellteq (CSE.WTEQ) (OTC.WTEQF) has signed a letter of intent to acquire selected intellectual property assets to expand its sleep assessment and coaching capabilities within its broader mental health solution.
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wellteq Digital Health Inc. (CSE:WTEQ) (OTC:WTEQF), (the Company or Wellteq) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a letter of intent (the LOI) detailing the general terms for the proposed acquisition of selected intellectual property assets (the Digital Sleep Solution) from an established digital health enterprise that will immediately expand Wellteqs offerings in mental health.
  • Wellteq believe the opportunity in digital health and wellbeing from the delivery of leading solutions within mental health including sleep will add considerably to both rapid and sustained user value and company growth.
  • About Wellteq Digital Health Inc.
    Wellteq Digital Health Inc. is a leading provider of corporate wellness solutions developed to provide data-driven personalized health and wellness coaching to engage its users in healthier behaviours.

Metta World Peace, Former NBA Allstar, Entrepreneur and Mental Health Advocate, Named Chief Impact Director at OOTify, a New Model for Mental Healthcare

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 1:05pm

Metta was a pioneer in the sports world to openly discuss mental health with his continued efforts to manage and improve his own mental health with therapy, meditation, and self-care.

Key Points: 
  • Metta was a pioneer in the sports world to openly discuss mental health with his continued efforts to manage and improve his own mental health with therapy, meditation, and self-care.
  • Our mental health providers are the backbone of our mental healthcare system, and we need to support them with models and incentives that take care of them.
  • Mental health goes beyond depression and anxiety, and we address all mental health issues, using personalized mental health metrics and AI to provide customized recommendations and resources.
  • OOTify uses proprietary digital phenotyping technology to aggregate customized mental health information and then suggests real-time campus, community, and additional proprietary OOTify mental health resources.