Ideavibes Expands to Central America – Signs Partnership Agreement with Expansion Bridge Mexico

Ideavibes Expands to Central America – Signs Partnership Agreement with Expansion Bridge Mexico










Ottawa and Guadalajara (PRWEB) August 15, 2011

Ideavibes has announced that Expansion Bridge Mexico will be joining them as an Integration Partner for the Ideavibes Engagement Platform. Expansion Bridge will focus on capacity building in the area of engagement and open innovation for governments and corporations throughout Mexico and Latin America.

“We have seen an increasing demand from in Latin America from both companies and governments looking for an engagement platform that focuses on innovation and engagement and is tightly integrated with popular social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook. Ideavibes is well positioned for growth in Latin America through this strong partner that understands the market and how best to capitalize on this growth,” according to Paul Dombowsky, Founder and CEO of Ideavibes. “Early on we see demand from cities from all over the world looking for the tools to go beyond what surveys or public consultations can do. Making sure a broad spectrum of voices is heard, whether you are a brand or a city/state government, is important. Our platform focuses on enabling participation from as diverse a crowd as possible on any issue.”

According to Francisco Valverde, VP of Social Platforms of Expansion Bridge Mexico, there are few options for platforms in Spanish focused on open innovation, crowdsourcing or citizen engagement. “We are pleased to join Ideavibes as a Integration Partner and plan on implementing the new Spanish version of their platform to help our clients in Mexico and Latin America. We work with many brands, City and State Governments, and other public institutions to help them use consultation and innovation to build better products, deliver open government, and provide mechanisms for useful citizen engagement.”

The Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform enables organizations to quickly and easily create crowdsourcing or crowdfunding initiatives to solicit engagement from the community or crowd or market and use this engagement and the ability to post, vote and comment on ideas to come up with crowd driven ideas that make change happen.

Ideavibes has implemented their Crowd Engagement Platform for citizen engagement in cities such as San Francisco in the US and Calgary and Ottawa in Canada. The Platform is also the backbone for the recently launched Fundchange (http://www.fundchange.com) crowdfunding initiative sponsored by TELUS.

For more information about Ideavibes, please visit http://www.ideavibes.com or http://www.ideasquevibran.com

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Mental Health America and Psych Central Partner to Create Online Mental Health Social and Information Network – New Site Will Offer Trustworthy Information for Consumers

Mental Health America and Psych Central Partner to Create Online Mental Health Social and Information Network – New Site Will Offer Trustworthy Information for Consumers










Newburyport, Mass. and Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) June 20, 2007

Mental Health America (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.com), the nation’s leading non-profit mental health organization, and Psych Central® (http://www.psychcentral.com) today announced that the two organizations are partnering to create a comprehensive online mental health social and information network. Planned for launch later this year, the partnership will create the nation’s leading network to provide consumers with the most credible, trustworthy and high-quality mental health information and community on the Internet.

“With an increasing number of people turning to online resources for mental health information, there needs to be reliable content supported by established organizations,” said David L. Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. “This partnership will bring quality content to a growing network of people promoting mental wellness and result in additional clarity for those who seek trusted mental health information online,” said Shern.

The partnership will feature content from both organizations, including daily news articles, research briefs, book reviews, interviews with leading experts, online community forums, and more. The portal will also enable consumers to personalize content based on their needs. For example, if someone is interested in depression, he or she will be able to sign up to receive this custom content delivered daily.

“We’re extremely proud to be able to partner with Mental Health America for this effort,” said Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D., founder and publisher of Psych Central. “For more than 12 years, Psych Central has been helping to break down the stigma related to mental health issues through its online efforts. This partnership is the next step in support of that cause. Together, we’ll integrate the best mental health information and help grow a community while providing new ways for people to connect with each other,” said Grohol.

According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, more than 25 percent of Internet users search for mental health information online. This increased interest along with the growing number of choices for consumers to receive mental health information, it’s never been so important that sites maintain strong ethical standards and adhere to stringent privacy policies.

Psych Central has been consistently recognized as one of the top resources for mental health and psychology information online serving more than 600,000 visitors each month with more than 10,000 pages of content. Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, has a network of more than 320 affiliates nationwide that support the awareness and support of mental health issues.

About Psych Central

Psych Central®, located at PsychCentral.com, is a leading mental health portal that features original, peer-reviewed editorial content, news, research briefs, clinical trials, ratings and reviews of medications and treatments, the popular World of Psychology blog, and a thriving online support community. Each month more than 600,000 people visit Psych Central’s independent libraries and communities, contribute to their own blogs, take an interactive screening quiz, and track their progress over time. Founded in 1995, Psych Central is published by John M. Grohol, Psy.D., a pioneer and expert in online mental health. Dr. Grohol’s leadership helped to break down the barriers of stigma often associated with mental health concerns, bringing trusted resources to the Internet.

Psych Central does not provide professional diagnosis or treatment.

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

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Alcohol Remains the Most Commonly Abused Substance in America

Alcohol Remains the Most Commonly Abused Substance in America










Canadian, OK (PRWEB) September 16, 2005

The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released its findings last week and revealed that over 22 percent of the American population (55 million people) ages 12 and older were binge drinkers in the past month. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more alcoholic beverages on the same occasion. More than 7 million binge drinkers were under the age of 21.

The report also said that over 16 million people were heavy drinkers, which is defined as binge drinking at least five days in the past month. These statistics were similar to the national estimates for the two previous surveys as well, showing little change in our nation’s alcohol consumption.

The survey showed that the age range that participated in the most illicit drug use (18-25) also had the highest rates of alcohol abuse. In this group just over 41 percent were binge drinkers and 12 percent were heavy drinkers.

Due to these statistics, the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse created a website with information about college binge drinking. A fact sheet on this site reports that there are 1,700 deaths each year from alcohol-related accidents, nearly 600,000 injuries, almost 700,000 assaults, close to 100,000 sexual assaults and another 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 who reported being too drunk to even know if they consented to having sex.

“Alcoholism can often be more difficult to overcome than what some people consider to be harder drugs, like cocaine, meth or heroin,” comments Luke Catton, supervisor at the drug rehabilitation center Narconon Arrowhead. Catton speaks from first-hand experience, having beaten his own addiction to alcohol more than six years ago. “Being a legal drug that is socially acceptable, it takes a lot of work to change behavioral patterns in our culture, and making people more aware of the dangers is a first step.”

Narconon Arrowhead is one of the nation’s largest and most successful alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs and it uses the proven drug-free approach developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is an annual estimate of the substance abuse problem in the United States conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The results of the survey are released each year at the beginning of September, which is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

For more information on drugs and addiction or to find help for a loved one in need of effective rehabilitation, contact Narconon Arrowhead today at 1-800-468-6933 or visit http://www.stopaddiction.com.

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Who Is The Mentally Toughest Person In America? Dr. Jay Granat Launches A New Contest To Find This Remarkable Individual

Who Is The Mentally Toughest Person In America? Dr. Jay Granat Launches A New Contest To Find This Remarkable Individual











Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, Author, Columnist
Founder, www.StayInTheZone.com


River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) January 6, 2011

What does it really take to be mentally tough? Are women mentally tougher than men? Why do some people perform well under pressure and why do others crumble and choke? What can be done to help people achieve what they want to achieve when the pressure is really on? How can we use mental toughness to perform our best in our daily lives? Can kids learn how to be mentally tougher around sports, school and bullying? What really constitutes mental toughness?

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Founder of http://www.StayInTheZone.com and author of numerous books and programs on sport psychology and mental toughness will conduct a video and essay contest to discover the mentally toughest person in The United States.

“This contest and its winners will serve as inspiring role models and the will teach us about mental toughness, sports psychology and being focused resilient when faced with a challenging situations,” says Dr. Jay Granat.

Who Should Enter?

This contest is open to parents of athletes of all ages, coaches, therapists, teachers, athletic associations, soldiers, policemen, firefighters, entrepreneurs, health care professionals, cancer survivors and super achievers from every field.

Anyone with an inspiring and motivating story can enter. If you or someone you know has a personal mental toughness story that you would like to share and be recognized for, this is your opportunity to gain the recognition and notoriety you deserve. This is your chance to teach others about what it takes to perform your best when the pressure is on. These super achievers exist in many fields in addition to sports. Anyone with a compelling story is encouraged to share their stories, their secrets and their life experiences via video or via email.

What You Can Win

The winner of the contest will receive $ 1,000 plus round trip air fare to New York City and two nights of hotel accommodation in New York City. The winner will also get two tickets to a New York Yankees game. This is a team with a long history of being mentally tough. The winner will also be featured on the Stay In The Zone website. The winner will also get free copies of some of Dr. Granat’s most popular mental toughness programs and books.

The second and third place winner will also get a copy of How To Get Into The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis. They will also get copies of Who Will Win The Big Game and How To Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute. These are two of Dr. Granat’s most popular books. Younger athletes who finish second or third in the contest can get a copy of Dr. Granat’s sports psychology program for kids Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes.

Charitable Contributions

“I will also make a cash donation to The Special Olympics on behalf of myself and the contest winner. I worked with developmentally disabled adults early in my career. I would like to give something back to these inspiring and mentally tough people, “says Dr. Jay Granat.

How To Enter

To enter the mental toughness contest, simply send your mental toughness story in either video form or written form to info@stayinthezone.com or call Dr. Granat at 201 647-9191. Be sure to include all your contact information with your submission.

All of your materials will become the property of http://www.StayInTheZone.com and your stories may be featured in promotional material used by this company.

Feel free to contact Dr. Granat anytime at 201 647-9191 or email him with questions about this unique contest at info@stayinthezone.com.

Why This Contest?

“Every day, I get calls from people who want to perform better. These calls come from athletes, coaches and parents of athletes. They also come from people who want to perform better on their jobs, in their businesses and at school. They all want to learn how to be focused, confident, relaxed and mentally tough.

And over the years, I have counseled mentally tough, top achievers from sports, business and the military. Some of my patients have overcome huge obstacles in their lives. I have coached many people who have bounced back from war, from serious injuries, from bitter divorces, from financial setbacks and from many of life’s significant and powerful setbacks.

Some of the people have impressed me with their great resolve, focus, resiliency, spirit and mental toughness when facing very difficult situations.

These remarkable individuals have some fantastic stories about forging ahead and succeeding when the pressure has been substantial and significant. We all admire these kinds of people and we can learn a great deal from them,” says Dr. Jay Granat, who has coached world class athletes from every sport from around the world including Olympic champions.

Dr. Granat has appeared in major media outlets including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, The British Broadcasting Company, The International Herald Tribune, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Radio, Tennis, Tennis Lifestyle Magazine, The Canadian Broadcasting Company, WCBS, Forbes.com, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Iowa Golfer, Executive Golfer Magazine, The Bergen Record and The Newark Star Ledger. Golf Digest named him one of America’s Top Ten Mental Gurus. He is also the author of How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis Zone Tennis, 101 Ways To Break A Hitting Slump, Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes and other programs to promote mental toughness and peak performance.

To Reach Dr. Jay Granat

Dr. Granat is available for individual coaching and for seminars to teams, organizations and clubs. To schedule a session with him or to schedule a seminar for your team or organization, email him at info(at)stayinthezone(dot)com or call him at 888 580-ZONE.

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Zion Health to Unveil Adama Minerals; a Unique Line of Natural Mineral Cosmetic Products at CosmoProf North America 2011.

Zion Health to Unveil Adama Minerals; a Unique Line of Natural Mineral Cosmetic Products at CosmoProf North America 2011.










San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

Zion Health, a leading provider of natural, mineral body care products is proud to announce its attendance for the first time at the CosmoProf international premier beauty event, in Las Vegas from July 31 to August 1. The event will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Zion Health will be exhibiting at booth #D737.

Eddy Urbina, Executive Vice President of Sales said, “We are excited to attend CosmoProf for the first time. Our new line of Natural Mineral Body care products has surpassed our expected 2010 sales to Health Food Stores on the West Coast. We look forward to achieving greater success with the introduction of Adama Minerals to Spas and Salons in North America. “

CosmoProf 201 showcasing a wide array of personal care, spa, and wellness products, invites all professionals from the beauty industry to see trends and newness from within all segments of the beauty industry. Strong international participation solidified by the presence of country pavillons gives a global perspective on emerging trends.

Zion Health, Based in San Francisco, California, specializes in natural skin care products formulated with Calcium Montmorillonite clay, also known as Adama Minerals. Mineral contents have been scientifically analyzed to contain a high nutrient content with detoxifying properties. Minerals of Adama contain trace amounts of over 60 minerals, including but not limited to phosphorous, calcium, iron and magnesium.

Zion Health’s family of all-natural Mineral-based skin care products can be purchased at select Whole Foods Market locations, New Leaf Markets, Lassens Health Food Stores, Mothers Markets, Life Food Organics, Whole Foods Co-op, Bisbee Food Co-op, Erma’s Health Food, Fairway Markets, Akins/ Chamberlin’s Markets, and local health food stores throughout the United States. Zion products may also be purchased online at http://www.kanwaminerals.com.

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