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Canadian Mobile Application Launched to Support Mental Health Services in Ukraine


Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

The Canada Ukraine Foundation today announced the launch of their mobile application (http://dopomoga.life) to provide mental health resources for soldiers, veterans, their families and the Ukrainian people at large who are exposed to mental health trauma associated with the military conflict. The application was developed in Ukrainian with content provided by the Operation Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic of the Royal Mental Health Centre of Ottawa to permit these individuals to self-assess and find support for critical mental health issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and sleep issues.

Launched as “Mobilna Psychologichna Dopomoga” (Мобільна Психологічна Допомога), which means mobile psychological assistance in Ukrainian, the mobile application was developed as an expandable portal of information, with a series of assessment surveys that allows users to privately and discretely determine the type of referral they may need, and where they might be able to find those clinics and services in their region. Filled with additional resources, not only for clients, but also for health care professionals, the goal is to drive rapid diagnosis and allow users to find the help they need. Funded by the Canada Ukraine Foundation, the application is based on the OSI Clinic Network mobile application developed by Veteran Affairs Canada in concert with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.

“The goal of this application is to get mental health trauma awareness information into the pockets of Ukrainian people and connect them to the resources they need as quickly as possible,” said Victor Hetmanczuk, President of the Canada Ukraine Foundation. “By recognizing the signs of potential mental disorder as early as possible, we can help prevent it and provide necessary professional assistance as quickly as possible.”

The mobile application was developed by Purple Forge the leading provider of mobile applications to governments and public agencies in North America. The applications were developed with using a state-of-the-art mobile application content management system that will allow the applications to be updated on the fly by the Canada-Ukraine Foundation to share the latest content and information as it becomes available for users.

“It was critical to build the application rapidly due to the increasingly pressing mental health needs of veterans of the Ukrainian conflict,” said John Craig, the VP of Sales and Marketing for Purple Forge. “Mobile is also the ideal way to deliver these services, making it accessible across Ukraine on the devices used most frequently to access the Internet.”

About the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF)

The Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) was established at the 18th Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) in order to coordinate, develop, organize and deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine. CUF assists in the development of a democratic nation with a civil society that maintains and develops culture, tradition and language in Ukraine by strengthening strategic partnerships in Canada and Ukraine.

Contact:Victor Hetmanczuk, vhetmanczuk(at)bell(dot)net

About Purple Forge

Purple Forge sells subscription based services to organizations looking to engage their stakeholders using the latest mobile application technology and leveraging community engagement and social networking best practices. Purple Forge is an award-winning firm led by seasoned mobile communications and Internet technology veterans. Our mobile applications allow organizations to broadcast, share and receive feedback from their target audience real-time, allowing them to foster long-term, engaged relationships.







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Autism Society of North Carolina Introduces Toolkit on Accessing Services


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) today released a toolkit titled “Accessing Services.” The free guide will teach parents and guardians of children and adults on the autism spectrum about the kinds of services and supports that may be available to them and their families in North Carolina and how to obtain them.

“Accessing Services” is the sixth toolkit in a series meant to empower parents and caregivers of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They include topics such as Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), bullying, and advocacy, and are available on the ASNC website so that anyone may read, download, and print them: http://bit.ly/ASNCtoolkits.

The toolkits were researched and written by ASNC’s Autism Resource Specialists, who are themselves parents of individuals with autism and now work with families in need of support; licensed psychologists and certified analysts from ASNC’s Clinical team; and leaders in ASNC’s Advocacy and Services departments, who are knowledgeable about NC law and the services system.

ASNC plans to introduce more toolkits on a variety of topics in coming months.

Background:

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. As many as 1 in 58 children may be diagnosed with ASD in North Carolina, according to a prevalence study by the CDC of 8-year-old schoolchildren.
    For more than 45 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC works to directly improve the lives of individuals affected by autism by providing advocacy, education, and services.
    For more information, call 1-800-442-2762 or visit http://www.autismsociety-nc.org.




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New KConnect search services give healthcare the very best in medical information


(PRWEB) April 14, 2015

The new state-of-the-art medical information search services have the ability to empower healthcare and life science professionals and the public alike. The search services can provide the fastest and most relevant medical support information available from which users can make the best-informed decisions.

The intelligent (semantic) search services can incorporate both published medical literature and in-house medical information sources (such as electronic health records or health registries).

“The quality of the search performance can help clinicians and researchers remain at the forefront of their profession. By having the right knowledge about best practices and treatments at their fingertips, clinicians can ensure the very best in patient outcomes and a healthier community”, says Professor Robert Stewart, Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College London.

Intelligent search for better user experience

The search services have been made ‘intelligent’ by understanding the meaning/context/intent of user queries. The very best in medical information is made more findable by the fact that the semantic search is not just based on query keywords but also on related concepts and contexts.

The user search box has the ability to understand keyword connotations, related concepts and their relationships within a medical context. Such machine comprehension is also employed in the ‘reading’ (indexing, classifying and annotating) of medical content so that the most relevant information can be found even if a user’s chosen keyword happens to be absent within the text.

Search global medical information in any language

The accurate language mapping of key medical concepts allows users to search in their own language (currently there are several European languages available with more to follow). The addition of machine translation means that information can be provided either in English or the source’s original language.

Building blocks for tailored medical services

Individually created components and toolkits mean that an organisation can tailor its search driven

medical solutions according to its own requirements. There are several tailoring options available including information sources, access (cloud or local installation), language, security, functionality (alerts, recommendations and social search) and whether the created solution is either standalone or embedded.

Partnership opportunities

Due to the expected demand for its services, KConnect is looking to extend its Professional

Service Community
by looking for new partners to help with the quick and wider adoption of

its services.

Contacts

Sales (Northern Europe): Mikael Hallin

Email: mikael.hallin(at)findwise(dot)com

Mobile: +46 725 455105

http://www.findwise.com

Sales (Eastern Europe): Endre Jofoldi

Email: endre.jofoldi(at)precognox(dot)com

Mobile: +36 208 861391

http://www.precognox.com

Research: Allan Hanbury

Email: allan.hanbury(at)tuwien(dot)ac(dot)at

Mobile: +43 1 58801 188310

http://www.tuwien.ac.at

The KConnect Consortium:

Vienna University of Technology (Austria); Findwise AB (Sweden); Precognox Kft (Hungary); Ontotext AD (Bulgaria); Trip Database Ltd (UK); Health on the Net Foundation (Switzerland); Qulturum, Region Jönköping County (Sweden); King’s College London (UK); University of Sheffield (UK); Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic).







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San Antonio Drug Detox Presents Video Explaining Services Offered for Drug Abuse Support


SAN ANTONIO, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center in San Antonio is announcing that a new video regarding its services and plans is now available for San Antonio and surrounding cities. Those cities include Live Oak, Balcones Heights, Castroville, New Braunfels, and San Marcos.

Drug detoxification is used to reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms while helping the addicted individual adjust to living without drug use; drug detoxification is not meant to treat addiction but rather an early step in long-term treatment. Detoxification may be achieved drug free or may use medications as an aspect of treatment. Often drug detoxification and treatment will occur in a community program that lasts several months and takes place in a residential rather than medical center.

Substance abuse problems can turn ordinary people’s lives upside down. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a horrid disease that affects the body, mind and spirit. Other drugs like oxycontin, Klonopin, opiates, and cocaine – when taken beyond “normal” levels – destruct whatever kind of lives people have from an emotional and physical standpoint.

Drug addicts and alcoholics who are deep into their addiction will go to any lengths and neighborhoods for their “fix.” These drugs also include heroin. It isn’t surprising to find out how many streets, roads and miles they have walked or driven simply to feel better and medicate themselves. Making sure that these adults and adolescents understand there are different options and choices for life is important. Sometimes, they are ultimately life-saving ways.

There are prescription drugs, when taken under proper medical supervision, to help the detox process flow better for people. Some of these include Ativan, Buprenorphine, Librium, Methadone, Suboxone, Valium, and Naltrexone. Again, it is suggested to receive help and it is available at Medical Drug Detox Center.

When people attempt to detox from drugs and alcohol on their own, the results are not always successful. Getting the proper help and support for gaining and maintaining long-term sobriety can turn lives around. People discover that recovery is an easier, softer way after going through detox.

Also, there seems to be a misunderstanding in some circles that reaching out for help is a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it is not. This truly becomes a source of strength and shows that an individual is ready to leave his or her substance abuse-filled life in the past.

If you want more information about Medical Drug Detox Center, then visit http://drugdetox.org or pick up your phone and call (888) 444-9148.







Mature Services Gets a Helping Hand from Subaru

AKRON, OH (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

Mature Services is proud to announce receiving a $ 1,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America, through participating in Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” event in 2014/2015.

“The funds will be used to purchase a Cambro food carrier for Mature Services’ Nutrition program that will enable food to maintain proper, hot holding temperatures and ensure our clients receive safe, quality meals,” said Linda Valentine, President & CEO of Mature Services, Inc.

In addition, the Cambro food carrier will eliminate drivers from returning to Mature Services’ nutrition locations twice per day for more meal deliveries. Over 10 years, this grant will help Mature Services fight senior hunger and isolation by enabling us to provide an additional 10,381 meals that will impact 1,730 seniors in need.

“We were honored to participate in the “Share the Love” event this year,” said Valentine. “It is the generous support of organizations like Meals on Wheels America and Subaru America that make it possible for Mature Services to continue to serve older adults in the community,” Valentine added.

Mature Services provides programs including homecare, alcohol, substance abuse and gambling treatment and prevention, mental health counseling, job training, home delivered and congregate meals, volunteer opportunities and emergency food pantry.

This event was designed as a way for Subaru retailers to give back to communities throughout the United States. Over the past six years, Subaru has donated $ 50 million to charity, focusing this year on fighting against isolation and hunger in the older population.







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San Antonio Drug Detox Presents Video Explaining Services Offered for Drug Abuse Support


SAN ANTONIO, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center in San Antonio is announcing that a new video regarding its services and plans is now available for San Antonio and surrounding cities. Those cities include Live Oak, Balcones Heights, Castroville, New Braunfels, and San Marcos.

Drug detoxification is used to reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms while helping the addicted individual adjust to living without drug use; drug detoxification is not meant to treat addiction but rather an early step in long-term treatment. Detoxification may be achieved drug free or may use medications as an aspect of treatment. Often drug detoxification and treatment will occur in a community program that lasts several months and takes place in a residential rather than medical center.

Substance abuse problems can turn ordinary people’s lives upside down. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a horrid disease that affects the body, mind and spirit. Other drugs like oxycontin, Klonopin, opiates, and cocaine – when taken beyond “normal” levels – destruct whatever kind of lives people have from an emotional and physical standpoint.

Drug addicts and alcoholics who are deep into their addiction will go to any lengths and neighborhoods for their “fix.” These drugs also include heroin. It isn’t surprising to find out how many streets, roads and miles they have walked or driven simply to feel better and medicate themselves. Making sure that these adults and adolescents understand there are different options and choices for life is important. Sometimes, they are ultimately life-saving ways.

There are prescription drugs, when taken under proper medical supervision, to help the detox process flow better for people. Some of these include Ativan, Buprenorphine, Librium, Methadone, Suboxone, Valium, and Naltrexone. Again, it is suggested to receive help and it is available at Medical Drug Detox Center.

When people attempt to detox from drugs and alcohol on their own, the results are not always successful. Getting the proper help and support for gaining and maintaining long-term sobriety can turn lives around. People discover that recovery is an easier, softer way after going through detox.

Also, there seems to be a misunderstanding in some circles that reaching out for help is a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it is not. This truly becomes a source of strength and shows that an individual is ready to leave his or her substance abuse-filled life in the past.

If you want more information about Medical Drug Detox Center, then visit http://drugdetox.org or pick up your phone and call (888) 444-9148.







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Bergen County Organizations Team Up to Offer Optimal Mental Health and Substance Use Services


(PRWEB) March 20, 2015

On March 11, 2015 Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) and Turning Point, Inc. officially launched their Partnership in Recovery with a symbolic “Ribbon Tying” event at the CarePlus Headquarters in Paramus. The Partnership consists of a compilation of “Turning Point at CarePlus” programs created to serve adolescents and adults who are experiencing issues with both substance use and their mental health.

Often times those with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues get lost between the cracks because they don’t know how to access appropriate care. With the new partnership, there is no wrong door. Those in need of services are encouraged to call CarePlus admissions (201-986-5000), however they can contact either organization and will be directed to the appropriate care.

“We found that we were stretched,” Joe Masciandaro, CEO of CarePlus, explained at the start of the event. “When people have a problem, they may not necessarily go through the right door.”

With Turning Point’s specialty in substance use treatment and recovery, CarePlus will be able to offer more comprehensive services to existing clients. Likewise, Turning Point is able to offer new services for adolescents because of the expertise CarePlus has in working with families and children.

“There is a synergistic effect when two people work together to bring the best of what they are,” commented Pat White, Vice President of Clinical Services at Turning Point, “with the establishment of this partnership, lives can be saved.”

White went on to highlight a few historical partnerships that forever altered the sense of what is possible, including Louis and Clark’s expedition, as well as the flight of the Wright Brothers.

“At a time when addiction and mental health agencies were competing for new grants and funding opportunities, Turning Point and CarePlus were cultivating this collaboration that enables each program to continue to deliver the highest quality of services to the most complex clients within its area of expertise,” said Chris Barton, Acting CEO of Turning Point. “Together we can do more, and do it better, than either of our programs could have done alone.”

By capitalizing on the strengths of each other, both organizations are benefiting. More importantly, it is the individuals and families that they serve that will benefit the most.

“At the age when I started [using substances] I didn’t realize I had a problem,” began a client of Turning Point at CarePlus. “I didn’t know I had an addiction, and I didn’t know that it was a disease.”

In a manifesto of her experience with substance use disorder, she went on to explain how addiction does not discriminate, it can affect anybody regardless of race, social class, religion, or age.

“I want to help other addicts who are suffering,” concluded the client in her statement. She shared that it is a long journey through recovery, and without agencies like CarePlus and Turning Point, she would be lost. Thanks to these services she has learned how to cope and thrive in daily life, and is motivated to help others do the same.

The wide range of new services offered through the partnership includes family therapy, which is critical in an individual’s recovery. By educating the family, the individual has a better chance of creating a strong support system that understands the intensity of the disease.

Guests at the event were given blue and green “awareness ribbons” to wear, representing each of the organizations. In addition, attendees were provided with informational packets consisting of program information and resources that Turning Point at CarePlus provides.

For more information on the new programs being offered visit http://www.careplusnj.org/substance-abuse-programs/.

Care Plus NJ, Inc. (http://www.CarePlusNJ.org ) is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, primary care, substance abuse, and family services that addresses the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness. Operating out of 23 sites – including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices – their services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. They also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to schools, organizations, and community groups; training topics including certified Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Prevention, Bullying Prevention and Crisis Planning and Intervention Strategies for Schools.

For nearly 40 years, Turning Point, Inc. (http://www.TurningPointNJ.org) has provided compassionate treatment in a clinically rich treatment environment. Turning Point offers a full continuum of residential (detox, short-term residential treatment and halfway house for women) and outpatient addiction treatment programs throughout northern New Jersey (Paterson, Verona, Paramus). Over 3,000 men and women struggling with addiction receive treatment in Turning Point programs every year.