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META Launches Mental Health App For College Students

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 5 ottobre 2019

META, a Ceannate Corp. company, announced today the launch of the META.app, the nation’s first teletherapy smartphone app built specifically for college students. META is the first and only online platform that creates easy, stigma-free access for students to licensed therapists.According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), one in five students have a diagnosable mental illness. While most universities offer counseling services either on campus or via referrals, students still encounter barriers when striving to overcome the stigma associated with getting help in a timely fashion, and scheduling regular, ongoing appointments, due to increased demand. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, college counseling center utilization has increased by an average of 30–40%, and still 40% of students who struggle with mental illness do not seek help.The META app, available on iOS and Android, allows students to select therapists based on language, gender, faith, therapy style, and accepted insurance plans. From there, students can schedule an introductory session with their therapist before making any payment. Unlike other teletherapy apps, META allows students to either leverage their insurance plans or pay out of pocket within the app. In addition to online counseling, META also provides students with relevant content on topics that regularly impact their lives, such as ways to reduce stress related to exams, money, relationships, addiction and campus safety issues. META also offers OnDeck, a surge protection for colleges when they experience a traumatic, on-campus incident that requires additional counselors for an extended period.The app is the first of its kind to offer licensed therapists an easy way to expand their practice on their own terms. Rather than having to work around set hours, therapists on the META app can set their own schedules and deliver chat and video counseling at affordable rates to students. Additionally, META takes the hassle out of marketing to patients by putting therapists directly in front of the students.

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Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Underserved Communities

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 settembre 2019

Regroup Telehealth, a telepsychiatry company, and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) today announced a joint partnership aimed at expanding access to behavioral healthcare across Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.“Telepsychiatry is an ideal solution to deliver services to patients of community health centers in remote and underserved areas,” said Jordan Powell, president and chief executive officer of IPHCA. “Regroup’s ability to integrate scarce clinicians into IPHCA’s network of community health centers is extremely valuable, and we look forward to seeing an increase in patients utilizing accessible treatment.”IPHCA represents 48 community health center members that operate nearly 380 sites in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri — serving 1.4 million patients annually. Under the partnership, Regroup will connect with IPHCA’s community health centers through marketing and communication channels to educate members on the effectiveness of integrated telepsychiatry solutions. IPHCA positions its members to be the providers of choice within the communities they serve through advocacy, education and technical assistance, emphasizing a high-quality, accessible and integrated health center model of care.“Regroup is excited to enter into this partnership with IPHCA to increase access to behavioral health services across communities in these states,” said David Cohn, CEO and founder of Regroup. “Through Regroup’s innovative telepsychiatry technology, high-quality behavioral health professionals can connect with patients who may otherwise not receive care.”

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International Diploma on Mental Health, Human Rights & Law

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 giugno 2016

World Health OrganizationThe International Diploma on Mental Health, Human Rights and Law is currently accepting applications for the academic year 2016-17. The Diploma, now in its ninth year of existence, is a collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Indian Law Society, India. The course builds the capacity of students to advocate for human rights and to influence national legislative and policy and service reform in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other key international human rights standards. It is a one year Diploma and includes two residential sessions and distance learning. Students to date have comprised health and mental health professionals, lawyers, mental health service users/survivors, government officials, social workers, human rights defenders and families and carers. The course is taught by a faculty of renowned international experts in the area. More information about the Diploma is also available at: http://cmhlp.org/diplomaThe prospectus and application form for the Diploma are attached. Applications can also be submitted online at: http://cmhlp.org/applications-and-fees/how-to-enroll. In addition, the Open Society Institute (OSI) will provide funding for two students from Central & Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to participate in the course. These are fully funded fellowships and include tuition fees, travel, accommodation & living expenses for the residential sessions.

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Two international courses in mental health accepting candidates

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 maggio 2015

mental healthThe International Diploma on Mental Health, Human Rights and Law is currently accepting applications for the academic year 2015-16. The Diploma, now in its 8th year of existence, is a collaboration between WHO and the ILS Law College in Pune, India. The course builds the capacity of students to advocate for human rights and to influence national legislative and policy and service reform in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other key international human rights standards. It is a one year Diploma and includes two residential sessions and distance learning.
Students to date have comprised health and mental health professionals, lawyers, mental health service users/survivors, government officials, social workers, human rights defenders and families and carers. The course is taught be a faculty of renowned international experts in the area.The International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services, an international course promoted by the NOVA University of Lisbon in collaboration with WHO, is now currently accepting applications for the academic year 2015-2017. The main scope of the Master Degree in International Mental Health Policy and Services (MHPS) is to build capacity of mental health professionals to lead and contribute to conceiving, formulating, implementing and evaluating:
National Mental Health Policy
National Mental Health Legislation
Mental Health Services and Care Delivery
The course will start on the 12th of October 2015, with a two-week residential session, at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas campus in Lisbon. A second two-week residential session will take place in Lisbon, from 4th April 2016. Between the two residential sessions, the students will participate in e-learning teaching activities under the orientation of supervisors.
The second year of the Course will be dedicated to the development of a project and the elaboration of the dissertation, under the orientation of a supervisor. Additional information about the Course can be found at the following site: http://www.fcm.unl.pt/ (photo: mental health)

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official launch of the World Health Organization’s MiNDbank online platform.

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 dicembre 2013

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WHO MiNDbank is a product of the QualityRights Project, WHO’s flagship campaign to improve care and end human rights violations against people with mental and psychosocial disabilities. WHO MiNDbank brings together key policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health, substance abuse, general health, disability, human rights and development. The platform aims to facilitate debate, dialogue, advocacy and research in order to promote national reform in these areas, in line with international human rights and best practice standards.
oficial de MiNDbank, plataforma en línea de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. MiNDbank es un logro del Proyecto QualityRights, campaña faro de la OMS para mejorar la atención de la salud y poner fin a las violaciones de los derechos humanos de las personas con discapacidades mentales y psicosociales. MiNDbank agrupa políticas, estrategias, leyes y estándares de servicios fundamentales para la salud mental, el abuso de sustancias, la salud general, la discapacidad, los derechos humanos y el desarrollo. El objetivo de esta plataforma en línea es facilitar el debate, el diálogo, la promoción y la investigación para promover reformas a nivel nacional en estas esferas, en consonancia con las normas internacionales de derechos humanos y las normas de buenas prácticas.
oficial da plataforma online MiNDbank da Organização Mundial de Saúde. A plataforma MiNDbank da OMS é um produto do Projeto QualityRights, principal campanha da OMS para melhorar os cuidados e acabar com as violações dos direitos humanos dirigidas às pessoas com incapacidade mental e psicossocial. A base de dados MiNDbank da OMS reúne políticas, estratégias, leis e normas sobre serviços fundamentais em saúde mental, abuso de substâncias, saúde geral, incapacidade, direitos humanos e desenvolvimento. A plataforma pretende facilitar o debate, o diálogo, a advocacia e a investigação para promover reformas nacionais nestas áreas, de acordo com os direitos humanos e com as boas práticas internacionais.

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Mental health conditions

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 ottobre 2010

The WHO report demonstrates that people with mental health conditions are vulnerable – not because of any inherent weakness, but as a result of the way they are treated by society.  It illustrates how people are not only missed by development programmes, but can be actively excluded from these programmes, this despite the fact that an explicit goal of development is to reach the most vulnerable. It also presents a number of evidence-based strategies which are known to improve development outcomes for persons with mental health conditions and all vulnerable groups. The WHO report is a call to action to all development stakeholders – multilateral agencies, bilateral agencies, global partnerships, private foundations, academic and research institutions, governments and civil society – to focus their attention on mental health. By investing in people with mental health conditions, development outcomes can be improved. To access the report and following key resources, please visit http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/mhtargeting/en/index.html

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International diploma in mental health

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 marzo 2010

The International Diploma on Mental Health Law and Human Rights is currently accepting applications for the academic year 2010-11. The Diploma, now in its third year of existence, is a collaboration between WHO and the ILS Law College in Pune, India. The course builds the capacity of students to advocate for human rights and to influence national legislative and policy and service reform in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other key international human rights standards. It is a one year Diploma and includes two residential sessions and distance learning.  Students to date have comprised health and mental health professionals, lawyers, mental health service users/survivors, government officials, social workers, human rights defenders and families and carers.  The course is taught be a faculty of renowned international experts in the area. More information about the Diploma is also available at: http://www.mentalhealthlaw.in. (deadline 30 June 2010).
The International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services, promoted by the New University of Lisbon, in collaboration with WHO, is accepting applications for 2010-2011. The main scope of the Master Degree in International Mental Health Policy and Services (MHPS) is to build capacity of mental health professionals to lead and contribute to conceiving, formulating, implementing and evaluating: • National Mental Health Policy • National Mental Health Legislation • Mental Health Services and Care delivery. The course will start on the 20th September 2010, with a two-week residential session, at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas campus in Lisbon. A second two-week residential session will take place in Lisbon, from 4 to 16 April 2011. Between the two residential sessions, the students will participate in e-learning teaching activities under the orientation of supervisors. The second year of the Course will be dedicated to the development of a project and the elaboration of the dissertation, under the orientation of a supervisor. http://www.fcm.unl.pt/immhps/

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