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Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about…

first_imgLimerickNewsGreen Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental healthBy Meghann Scully – September 30, 2020 198 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live ON Thursday 1st October, See Change, Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma, will virtually launch their Eight Annual Green Ribbon Campaign.The Green Ribbon campaign aims to get as many people as possible talking about mental health to help end stigma and discrimination. By wearing the Green Ribbon – an international symbol for mental health awareness – you show you are committed to influencing positive changeSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up We all have mental health but during these difficult times (Covid-19) it’s more important than ever to look after our mental health.  This October will host the 2020 Green Ribbon Month (usually held in May) encouraging everyone to start a conversation and wear the Green Ribbon to show their support.Kick-starting this year’s campaign, See Change will hold two virtual launches for Dublin and Cork, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Joe Kavanagh, keynote speakers Dr Eddie Murphy, and Colman Noctor, Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler TD, Michael Ryan and Kevin Morrisey of the HSE, Toni Nestor and Teresa Dooley of AIB, and See Change Ambassadors Abigail McDonnell (from Raheny  in Dublin) and Holly Fehily (from Carrigaline in Cork) taking part.See Change, is, Ireland’s National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership. Funded by the HSE National Office of Suicide Prevention, the partnership is made up of over 100 Irish organisations and 60 ambassadors who work together to open minds about mental health problems, and end mental health stigma and discrimination.Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu said, “We know from evidence through the work of organisations like See Change, that speaking out about mental health helps to overturn generations of stigma by shifting outdated attitudes and challenging discrimination. We need to work together to make long lasting positive social change.”Green Ribbon will run virtual events throughout the month of October which will have an array of different speakers focusing on the workplace, the voices of lived experience, and partners of See Change, on the topics of discrimination, behaviour and societal change. You can find out more about these events on the See Change website and social media throughout the month.Recent research that was part of a survey launched in early 2020 as a collaboration between See Change and the YOULEAD group, based at NUI Galway. The primary aim of this research is to expand upon existing See Change data collected in 2017 (Millward Brown, K, 2017, p. 7) with a renewed focus on severe and enduring mental illness. Findings included;One out of five people (22%) would conceal mental ill health from their family78% of people would feel comfortable discussing mental ill health if a friend or family member asked.Over half ( 59%) of people would live with someone with a lived experience of a severe and enduring mental illness.Almost all of the people (94%)  would work with someone with a lived experience of a severe and enduring mental illness.44% of people would disclose personal experience of a severe and enduring mental illness to their work colleagues.Over a third (36%) of people would disclose personal experience of a severe and enduring mental illness to their human resources department.”While some of these figures show that people are more open to a conversation about mental health than they were ten years ago, the survey also showed that people did not have a real understanding of severe and enduring mental illness.Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler TD, said ““At a time when many people are experiencing mental health challenges in the face of Covid-19, it is more important than ever that people feel that they can reach out, to access the services and supports that they need, or simply to talk to family and friends.“Stigma remains a barrier to recovery for too many people and that is why I wholeheartedly welcome and fully support the Green Ribbon campaign, which has been for many years a symbol of hope to many in helping to start these conversations.” she said.After last year’s Green Ribbon campaign, 54% of survey participants strongly agreed that it is important to have open conversations about mental health. This is a significant increase compared to just 20% in 2018.Keynote speaker Dr Eddie Murphy said; “Mental wellbeing at home and in the workplace is helped by having open conversations with family, friends and colleagues, particularly during this difficult time.”Post Green Ribbon 2019:One fifth of people surveyed said they saw someone wearing a Green Ribbon.Four out of five (80%) of people surveyed as part of a general population survey heard more colleagues in work talking about mental health since the Green Ribbon campaign.81% of people surveyed were more comfortable in having a conversation about mental health with someone they knew.Over two thirds (69%) of people surveyed heard more family and friends talking about mental health since the Green Ribbon campaign.”See Change Co-ordinator Barbara Brennan, said of this year’s Green Ribbon, “While many people don’t stop to consider stigma or it’s impact, for some it has been a barrier to leading a regular life; one without prejudice, discrimination and fear.“Living with an illness is difficult enough, there is no need to add the weight of stigma to someone who is already struggling. Most people feed stigma, unknowingly, by living in fear of how to approach a mental health conversation, and of saying ‘the wrong thing’, Helping people understand that we all have ups and downs, and that by having more open conversations we can end mental health stigma and the burden it places on those who are the most vulnerable in our society, is at the heart of the Green Ribbon campaign.”Coinciding with the recent launch of See Change and Mental Health Ireland’s Living with Covid 19 Return to Work Guide, this year’s Green Ribbon campaign focuses on the importance of sharing how you really feel.See Change believe that our country is in need of conversations about mental health now more than ever, and the Green Ribbon has been a symbol of hope to many in helping start those conversations.     Everyone Can Get InvolvedThere is still time to order Green Ribbons by emailing [email protected] with your full name, delivery address (including eircode), contact number, email address and ribbon quantity, or by placing an order directly on the website www.seechange.ie .Alternatively, you can pick up a Green Ribbon during the campaign at your nearby Boots, AIB or Eir stores as a symbol for starting conversation about mental health.To help show your support for the campaign, See Change have created a downloadable supporters pack, which contains a range of resources such as posters, ribbon photo props, email and social media banners. All the materials in the pack can be printed and shared online. Download the supporters pack here: https://seechange.ie/download-our-supporters-pack-2020/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSgreen ribbon monthKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMental Health Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous article€281,000 boost for Sport and Physical Activity Measures in LimerickNext articleFairview Captains Unite with FAI Junior Cup Trophy Meghann Scully center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Linkedin Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Susquehanna County commissioners approve CARES Act Grant funding to help local businesses

first_imgMONTROSE, PA (WBNG) — Susquehanna County Commissioners office announced the approval of funds to help emergency services agencies and small businesses. “I think we really want to see those businesses be able to survive this pandemic and help them out while they are on closure,” Hubbard said. Chief Clerk Rebekah Hubbard, says the county relies on small, local businesses. The county is partnering with Trehab Community Resources to help approve the businesses that are eligible.center_img The county approved over $572,000 from a portion of the #3.6 million CARES Act Grant given to the county from the state. This money will be divided between local businesses and emergency services agencies, who lost funding during the pandemic.last_img

STILL TIME TO GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR KILLYBEGS TO LETTERKENNY CYCLE

first_imgIt’s still not too late to sign up for the LYIT Campus to Campus Charity Cycle which takes place on Saturday, 24 May.It’s a 75 km cycle from the School of Tourism campus in Killybegs to the Letterkenny campus, and all are welcome to take part – even if they aren’t a student or staff member of LYIT.This year the proceeds will go to the Donegal Branch of the MS Society of Ireland and Blood Bikes North West (a voluntary group of motorbike enthusiasts who transport necessary medical items between hospitals, clinics and blood transfusion banks). If you would like to give to these worthy causes or take part in the cycle, contact Maeve at [email protected] or 074 918 6342. Pictured are last year’s cyclists as they headed off from Killybegs. STILL TIME TO GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR KILLYBEGS TO LETTERKENNY CYCLE was last modified: May 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cycledonegalLYITlast_img read more

Wolves v Fulham line-ups: Whites unchanged, defender on bench, debut for Wolves teenager

first_imgFulham named an unchanged line-up for their visit to Wolves.Slavisa Jokanovic has unsurprisingly stuck with the same team that thrashed Reading 5-0 last time out.It means Denis Odoi, back from suspension, has to make do with a place on the bench.Former Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald starts on his return to Molineux.The hosts name 19-year-old Harry Burgoyne in goal for his full debut, with Carl Ikeme and former Whites keeper Andy Lonergan both injured.Defender Richard Stearman, who is on loan from Fulham, is ineligible to face his parent club so Kortney Hause returns.They are the only two changes from the side that beat QPR as Wolves look to complete a west London double.Wolves: Burgoyne; Iorfa, Baath, Hause, Doherty; Edwards, Saiss, Coady; Helder Costa, Dicko, Ivan Cavaleiro.Subs: Flatt, Borthwick-Jackson, Price, Saville, Teixeira, Enobakhare, Bodvarsson.Fulham: Button; Fredericks, Ream, Kalas, Malone; McDonald, Johansen; Aluko, Cairney, Ayite; Martin.Subs: Bettinelli, Odoi, Sigurdsson, Sessegnon, Parker, Kebano, Piazon.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Soybean population recommendations for later planting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As the latest Crop Progress Report showed, there is still some meat on the bone for corn and soybean planting in Ohio. Beck’s PFR Agronomist for Ohio, Alexandra Knight, says we are still within the window of planting both crops, but has some recommendations for the later planted soybean fields. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

AT&T Buying T-Mobile for $39 Billion

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#news#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img AT&T has just announced its intention to buy T-Mobile USA from parent company Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $39 billion. Both boards of directors have approved the deal, which would make AT&T the largest wireless company in the United States, assuming the deal passes regulator approval.The acquisition will allow AT&T to improve network quality for both companies’ customers, says AT&T, while also enabling it to expand its 4G/LTE deployment to 95% of the U.S. population.The rollout of LTE enabled by the deal would reach an additional 46.5 million Americans, AT&T reports, including small towns and rural communities. T-Mobile does not have a clear path for rolling out LTE, the wireless firm said. After the acquisition completes, AT&T would be able to deliver LTE to over 294 million people.Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO, notes the importance of this move, explaining that “mobile broadband networks drive economic opportunity everywhere, and they enable the expanding high-tech ecosystem that includes device makers, cloud and content providers, app developers, customers, and more. During the past few years, America’s high-tech industry has delivered innovation at unprecedented speed, and this combination will accelerate its continued growth.”AT&T also pointed out via its press release that the LTE rollout would help achieve the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Obama’s goals to connect “every part of America to the digital age.”Business Insider calculated the customer numbers involved in this deal, noting that at the end of 2010, AT&T had 95.5 million wireless subscribers and T-Mobile had 33.7 million subscribers. Their new combined total would be 129.2 million subscribers. In comparison, Verizon Wireless had 94.1 million wireless customers.But the news isn’t all rosy, cautions Forrester research analyst Charles Golvin.“AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile, if approved, brings good news and bad news. The good news: high-speed mobile broadband service will improve in quality and coverage, including — in the long run — those in rural communities outside the reach of terrestrial broadband today. The bad news: the cost of that service won’t come down nearly as fast as customers would like, since AT&T and Verizon Wireless combined would own nearly three out of every four wireless subscriptions in the US. While clearly troublesome for Sprint and other mobile smaller mobile competitors, It’s also bad news for cable operators, whose incipient mobility products will suffer in comparison to what AT&T and Verizon can offer.”T-Mobile customers, of course, just want to know if this new deal means they can finally get the iPhone, but there’s no word on that just yet. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perezlast_img read more

Tripura on alert after dengue outbreak in Bangladesh

first_imgThe Tripura government has sounded an alert across the state, following an outbreak of dengue fever in neighbouring Bangladesh, a top official said on August 5. The administration has come up with an advisory for people travelling to Bangladesh from the State.“After we came to know about the outbreak in Bangladesh, we have issued an alert in all the eight districts. We have also launched an awareness campaign and made arrangements to fight the disease,” Secretary of the Health Department, Debasish Basu, told PTI. Bangladesh is facing one of its worst-ever dengue fever outbreaks, with the government confirming 15,369 such cases since January 1. Of those, 9,683 patients were diagnosed between July 1 and July 30.“The government is working to tackle dengue,” Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had recently told an emergency meeting of the ruling Awami League party. Custom officials said on an average, around 1,200 Bangladesh nationals travel to and fro the neighbouring country through eight check posts every day.last_img read more