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SACRAMENTO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Guardsy® offers a novel solution for creating safe work environments with its premium line of desktop sneeze guards. As sneeze guards and protective barriers have made their way into office workspaces, companies find that traditional acrylic sneeze guards offer only a temporary solution as they crack, shatter, and begin to haze. These issues with conventional acrylic sneeze guards detract from the look of workspaces. They also lead to unsafe sharp edges that can become a liability. Glass alternatives are prone to shattering, not cost-effective, and present the same safety challenges as acrylic.

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Guardsy® manufactures barriers from their exclusive line of high-impact and shatter-resistant materials that offer a premium look and feel, withstanding the toughest punishment while providing maximum protection. Customers use Guardsy® sneeze guards for office workspaces, reception areas, retail areas, cafeterias, and educational institutions. Guardsy® personal protection experts are here to consult you; call (888) 768-5759 to talk to an expert about your specific needs and applications.

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Fresh New Spoken Word Competition “LIFT EVERY VOICE” Call For Entries by Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lead by the vibrant younger BHERC members, this new “Signature” program elevates the voices of extraordinary writers and spoken word artists around the globe.

Spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers bring words to life with poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion; The voice of the people. We are looking for those voices.”

— Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President & Founder BHERC

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) along with the capable hands of its NextGen members, with pride and great excitement, announces a Call For Entries for the inaugural BHERC “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) program. This fresh and new Written and Spoken Word Competition introduces a modern pathway for expressions of the “Spoken Word” artistic medium to increase its visibility on the world stage. Beginning April 2, 2021, thru April 23, 2021, 11 PM PDT, anyone who is age 16 and above is eligible to submit. Spoken word artists, poets, creative writers, and all who desires to share their ability to tell stories; to analyze the world or situations decisively and creatively with their words; those who want to offer that knowledge in a way that is available to large and diverse audiences are encouraged to apply at www.BHERC.TV.

About the Competition
An original creation of BHERC, “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) is managed by member Robert McCune and is an important opportunity to create recognition for poets and spoken word artists, especially the younger generation. With the intent to tap into the power of words and ideas, and to engage and nurture a younger generation, LEV intends to create a bridge to understanding the issues — both legacy and contemporary — that many people face today. “‘Lift Every Voice’ is an opportunity for writers and performers to speak for themselves, their families, and the world they live in. Considering the impact of the current climate of the world, and how it has proven to be debilitating, frustrating, resulting in tragedy for so many, this show provides a platform highlighting an area of artistry that is often overlooked.” stated Robert McCune, LEV Program Director. This program also allows BHERC LEV to call out across the globe in search of talented spoken word artists who are ready to let their words be heard. BHERC wants them to be seen and heard and all forms of prose are accepted. However, what makes this program “fresh” and “next level” is the addition of the online, character-driven, multi-episode competition.

What is Different About This Competition
• Character-driven, this multi-episode competition
• (10) Finalist selected to compete for cash prizes
• Finalists/creative writers meet several challenges each week
• Finalists are asked to provide new original works with each challenge.
• They must perform original works for all challenges.
• Eliminations will take place weekly

• Contestants must be age 16 and up, (minors will need parental permission)
• 3 original or newly written works, (different subject and style)

Judging Criteria
• Contestants will be judged for the following: Originality, Creativity, Performance, Presence and

• April 23rd application deadline for 1st phase (100 contestants will be chosen)
• April 30th phase 2 contestants Announced (submit a 60-second video performing a submitted work)
• May 14th Final (10) contestants announced

About the Program Director
Robert McCune is a Spoken Word Artist who believes that having such a gift is equivalent to having a “superpower”. He is a passionate believer that your voice, your thoughts, and your ideas can and do help people. Most of all, he believes that writers are needed to create narratives for the world in ways where love always wins. Born and raised in Pittsburg California, Robert now resides in Oakland, California. He attended Holy Names University, where I received a degree in behavioral psychology. He is a proud husband, father, writer, critical thinker, and basketball coach.

The competition will span ten weeks, in which finalists will compete in different writing and performance challenges each week. Eliminations will take place weekly, where only the top-scoring will move on towards the cash prizes.

During the competition, contestants will be judged on their written works, the performance of those works, and how well their works encompassed their challenges for that week. “‘Lift Every Voice’ puts the voicings of many stories of joy and sadness, survival, healing, and triumph across the globe front and center. No one can tell these stories with more poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion than spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers. They are the voice of the people. The voice of humanity!” elated Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President and Founder of BHERC. Each week Judges will mentor the contestants and go through their creative process, share a bit about the finalists and how they are handling the competition. Contestants will be expected to give testimonials, embrace competition contrary to their fellow writers, and try to gain as much exposure as possible.

BHERC believes in the promise and power of youth and young people and has invested in their power to bring about change thru the support of programs that include the Youth Diversity Film Festival, Fight Back with Film, the Artistry in Motion animation program, and mentoring workshops and panels with entertainment industry executives. BHERC also provides scholarships and grants assistance to college students and emerging artists. “Lift Every Voice” is a natural and evolutionary addition to the family of programs that serve to empower the youth of today.

The BHERC “Lift Every Voice” Call For Entries, opens Friday, April 2, thru Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11 PM (PDT) at www.BHERC.TV. Apply today! For additional information about all BHERC programs log on to or call 310 284-3170


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5 Questions Accountant Konstantin Lichtenwald Wants You To Answer Before Investing

First-time investors ‘bull-ied’ into the stock market like never before

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, March 31, 2021 / — These beginners dumped a considerable amount of time and money while stuck at home during the pandemic.The stimulus package deposited extra cash in pockets with little to spend it on. Others were just bored, with nothing to do and extra time to kill.The result was a perfect storm. Charles Schwab, an industry leader, reported that new accounts are completing more total trades than any other.And, many more are still eager to jump in.

Before beginning, accountant Konstantin Lichtenwald, based in Vancouver, encourages any first-time investor to ask themselves these five questions.

What type of investor are you?
It sounds like an existential crisis, but it all starts with self-reflection.

Who are you?
You may want to dive right in. You’re hands-on and want to manage every step of the process. Or, researching stocks and prices may feel like a chore. It’s okay to be less active in process.

This will help determine the entire approach.

Luckily, you can still invest no matter how you answer. All that changes is the “how.”

How do you want to allocate resources?
Regardless of your appetite, there’s a flavor for you.

Choosing stocks and funds on your own gives freedom and control over every aspect. Popular online brokerage apps, like Robinhood, have seen spikes from novices after the government released stimulus checks.

If DIY is a little too much, robo-advisors may be an ideal choice. Supported by most major firms, this service promotes expert help for a low-cost fee.

Consulting with a broker is always a good place to start. Konstantin Lichtenwald and other professionals offer assistance and direction where needed.

Can a professional, like Konstantin Lichtenwald, really help?
Simply put, yes.

You have the vision. They provide the game plan.

Accountants and brokers have the experience to create a personalized strategy that works for you. Konstantin Lichtenwald and other CPAs balance short-term interests with long-term goals.

How much should I invest?
Your goals are set.

Now, you need to set a budget.

Individual stock prices vary greatly, ranging from a few dollars to thousands. Selecting the right one can be tricky. As a general rule, these should be a small portion of your allocation.

Choose an exchange-traded fund (ETF) if your budget is limited. Like stocks, these trade for share prices but at fraction of the cost of traditional mutual funds.

Factor in any fees or service charges linked to whatever account you’ve created.

What should I invest in?
It’s time to build your portfolio.

Your goals drive your decisions.

If you’re padding a retirement nest egg, consider an individual retirement account (IRA). These offer tax breaks on your savings.

Konstantin Lichtenwald advises his clients to diversify and reduce risk. Don’t overextend yourself and never invest in a business you don’t understand.

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The Award-Winning Writers of the Future Discussion Forum Has a New Look

The Writers of the Future Forum is available to all aspiring writers and artists and is featured on website

The new Writers of the Future Forum is available to all aspiring writers and artists

The award-winning Writers of the Future Discussion Forum makes it even easier for budding talent to become professional writers and artists.

It’s a fact that two winners a year on average come from the Writers of the Future Forum. It’s because iron shapes iron, and the best join the Forum to train.”

— Wulf Moon, Forum Moderator

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — The L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contest Director announced that the Writers of the Future Forum has a new look. “When Writers of the Future won the Critter’s Award for the Best Writers' Discussion Forum, we wanted to thank everyone who voted for us and all the members who have used it over the years,” stated Joni Labaqui, Contest Director. “So we decided to upgrade our Forum.”

The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Forum consists of 12 individual forums, ranging from “About the Forum ─ Start Here,” to “The Contest,” “Quarterly Results,” “Publishing: The Business,” “Art & Illustration,” and even special members-only “…and the Kitchen Sink.” With the new Forum, members can quickly move to the blog, podcast, and newsroom on the homepage. Plus, anyone signed up for the Online Writers of the Future Workshop automatically has access to the Forum where a new “Writers of the Future Workshop” forum has been created so they can share questions, story ideas, and make new writer friends.

Participation is encouraged in the Writers of the Future Forum with an ascending level of badges earned based on the number of posts created.

The Writers of the Future Forum was created 13 years ago to assist amateur writers in becoming a professional writer and has been a stable resource for aspiring writers since. Wulf Moon, Forum Moderator, noted, “It’s a fact that two winners a year on average come from the Writers of the Future Forum. It’s because iron shapes iron, and the best join the Forum to train.”

Find the discussion forum at You must register to post and participate, but anyone is otherwise free to view the Forum. It is open to everyone. The “About the Forum ─ Start Here” provides the simple rules to follow to ensure all have a good experience, including the Anti-Harassment Policy, which Writers & Illustrators of the Future takes very seriously. It begins, “The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests are committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all participants in both Contests which includes this Forum as well as any other activities, meetings, or events associated with the Contests.”

L. Ron Hubbard initiated the Writers of the Future writing contest in 1983 to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The over 500 past winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 1,800 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. They have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

The 370 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

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Cherie Devivo Offers These Tips For Working With People With Autism

Cherie Devivo Offers These Tips For Working With People With Autism

Cherie Devivo Offers These Tips For Working With People With Autism

Cherie Devivo

Cherie Devivo

Wondering how you can be respectful and mindful while working with autistic people? Cherie Devivo has some suggestions.

RARITAN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that over 2 million American adults, roughly 5.4 million people, have an autism spectrum condition. Autism is often misunderstood and many Americans with a condition go on to enjoy independent, fruitful lives. That said, if you’re not used to working around autistic people, you may face some initial challenges. That’s why Cherie Devivo is going to offer some insights.

“If you’ve never worked with an autistic person before, you may feel a bit stressed or may worry over what to do,” Cherie Devivo points out. “That said, a touch of empathy and understanding can go a long way. This is true not just in regard to autism but many other things as well, such as culture, age, and the like.”
One key issue while working with autistic individuals is to respect their personal space. Many people like their “me” time and “me” space. When it comes to autistic coworkers, this space maybe even more vital and if it’s not respected it could lead to conflicts. And it’s often wise to avoid physical contact, like say a pat on the back, unless you know a given individual is comfortable with said gestures.

When you’re in the workplace, how you present yourself emotionally can have a big impact on the people around you. If you’re visibly angry, for example, it could put other people on edge even if they were previously calm and relaxed.

This is true for many people, but it can be especially important while working alongside autistic people. Emotional stress can quickly pile up, making it difficult for everyone to keep their emotions under control.

Cherie Devivo Talks About Consistency and Avoiding Excessive Stimuli

One thing that can benefit every employee and coworker is consistency. If a manager is inconsistent in how they relate to people, make decisions, and otherwise act, it’ll put other team members on edge. A lack of consistency and predictability can be especially hard on autistic people and can increase anxiety.

“Predictability and consistency can ease tension for anyone,” Cherie Devivo says. “By being more predictable, you can reduce anxiety and second-guessing. Anxiety can exacerbate just about any communication issue and raise tensions in the office. It’s best to reduce anxiety when possible.”

Too many stimuli can overwhelm some autistic people, and indeed people in general. This may mean crowded rooms, packed conferences, public confrontations, and the like. Many employees can be overwhelmed by too many stimuli, but autistic individuals are especially vulnerable.

“You want your office and workplace to be a calm place,” Cherie Devivo suggests. “If you have reason to believe that employees might not want to be in the spotlight or places with a lot of stimuli, it’s best to give them their needed space.”

Keep all the above in mind, and you may be able to improve relations with autistic coworkers.

Caroline Hunter
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Phase Two Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Announcement

The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation is positioning its new Global Heart Centre as a transformative potential across the region, philanthropic support.

Your Gift will Save LIVES. Please join us today and add your name as a legacy in Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre. Together we will save lives.”

— Reda S. Athanasios


The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation is positioning its new Cairo-based Global Heart Centre as a revolutionary project with transformative potential across the region, making it an appealing candidate for philanthropic support.

The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation Board is pleased to announce the commencement of phase two in the construction of the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre-Cairo (MYGHC). Located in the modern 6th of October City, the center is expected to open doors in 2023 and provide free-of-charge, world-class heart care to underprivileged patients. It was a needed expansion to cope with the overwhelming demand facing the highly successful Aswan Heart Centre. MYGHC is a high-impact prospect for philanthropic support and is projected to transform the heartcare landscape by strongly impacting heartcare outcomes for the most vulnerable, particularly children, across Egypt, and the broader Middle East, and Africa.

The work of Prof Magdi Yacoub and his medical teams at the Aswan Heart Centre has been covered extensively in global media, and the tremendous impact of that revolutionary endeavor has given our hospital and its broad mission exposure across high-profile media outlets across the world. The Aswan Heart Centre, and its continuing success, occurred through our successful relationships with our supporters. The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation established and nurtured proud and lasting partnerships with philanthropists across the United States and beyond.

“It was our honor to have this opportunity to be part of Prof. Magdi Yacoub’s humanitarian mission to help our needy fellow Egyptians,” expressed Hoda & Cameel Halim of Chicago, long-time supporters of the Aswan Heart Centre. “Prof. Yacoub has given us a valuable lesson in giving, and we hope that all of us around the world will join him in making his continuing work highly successful.”

Chairman of the Board, Magdy Ishak, said, “The Board and the management team are proud of what we have achieved with partners like Mr. and Mrs. Halim and others. We believe that Aswan Heart Centre, with its successful integration of quality clinical care, innovative research, and excellent training in Egypt, serves as an inspiration to others of what can be possible for the future of global healthcare. Our new center will extend our capacity and reach both in Egypt and Africa.”

At this point, we are seeking philanthropic patronage for the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre-Cairo. This new Center in Cairo, the most significant metropolitan hub in the entire region, vastly expands our impact. Upon its completion in 2023, the new Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre will be offering free-of-charge cardiovascular services with a capacity of 120,000 outpatients and 12,000 procedures annually. It will host five operating rooms and five catheterization laboratories. It will include a hybrid room, a state-of-the-art imaging center, world-class 5000-square meter research and innovation laboratories, a 4000-square meter education and training facility, as well as an Emergency Department.

About Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation
The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation–A U.S.-based 501c3 charity–was founded by Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub. The MYGHF is committed to changing the most vulnerable health outcomes in Egypt and the broader Middle East and Africa, particularly children, by providing comprehensive, advanced cardiac care available to all people in need, free of charge. The Aswan Heart Centre (AHC) is a facility operated and funded with the support of MYGHF. It has achieved regional and international recognition as a Center of Excellence for the treatment and research of cardiovascular diseases. The Aswan Heart Centre (AHC) and the new Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Cairo are operated and funded with the support of MYGHF. Both centers depend on philanthropic support and provide all their services free of charge.

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Letterhead Launches South Florida Ad Network for Quality E-Newsletters

Success of The New Tropic spurred brands to ask for more newsletter options

It starts with knowing our audience better than anyone else. We understand the topics that move them, and our editorial expertise generates emotion and ultimately purchase intent.”

— National Sales Director Marianne Maniero

MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Media buyers will now find it easier to reach engaged audiences in South Florida, thanks to the launch of the Letterhead Ad Network, the company announced today.

Letterhead, a software-as-a-service platform, helps creators, writers, publishers, and marketers build communities of engaged users with email newsletters. Created by, Letterhead helps media buyers match brands with email newsletters to create singular and multichannel native campaigns that really resonate with these creative communities.

“I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with the Letterhead team on various projects for different clients,” said Miami Dade College Foundation Director of Communications and Digital Engagement Ana Mantica. “As an avid reader of their newsletters, I appreciate the content they produce. It’s authentic, engaging, and representative of our community. As a collaborator, I find the team creative, strategic and responsive. They take the time to understand client goals and audience needs, and connect the two to create content that resonates. And it’s fun to work with them!”

The network now reaches more than 176,000 passionate readers in South Florida. Among the titles that have recently joined the network:
• Refresh Miami, which focuses on Miami tech;
• Choose 954, covering culture and community in Broward County;
• O Cinema South Beach, delivering news from the nonprofit art house cinema;
• And many more

“It starts with knowing our audience better than anyone else,” said National Sales Director Marianne Maniero. “We understand the topics that move them, and our editorial expertise generates emotion and ultimately purchase intent. Buyers trust that we really know our audiences. It’s community marketing with a national reach.”

“We’re proud of the newsletter network we’ve built and are actively looking for other high-quality South Florida newsletters to add to the network,” said Founder and CEO Christopher Sopher. “We set out to do something new in local journalism, and are glad to be able to share the love, growth and revenue with other South Florida journalists. We’re going to grow by sharing that mission with as many other creators as we can.”

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WhereBy.Us has built local media brands in Miami, Seattle, Portland, Orlando and Pittsburgh. Along the way, we’ve had to solve the challenges all content creators face in growing a business — from tech and workflows to strategy and best practices. We’ve also learned to help advertising partners of all sizes achieve their engagement goals through multimedia advertising, marketing and creative brand campaigns. Now we’re ready to help you. Visit us at

About Letterhead
Letterhead simplifies the process of selling, managing and delivering sponsor inventory on email newsletters. Letterhead helps companies turn on another revenue stream with its no-code sponsorship and advertising solution. Letterhead’s platform can handle every step of the revenue process, from sales and payment to ad creation to delivery and metrics — so publishers can focus on their content. Select from pre-built, tested ad types like sponsorships, banners, native content and listings — or build your own format with links, images, GIFs, emojis and more. Visit us at

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Vizetto entered into a distribution agreement with IDAC Mexico

IDAC is bringing Reactiv SUITE certified solutions to market and becoming a premier provider of presentation solutions geared towards the Hybrid-Work-World

Reactiv SUITE is the most revolutionary product on the market.”

— Alejandro Garza Santos

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, March 31, 2021 / — Vizetto Inc., the company that is changing the way the world communicates, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with IDAC Mexico, one of Mexico’s leading interactive solutions providers. As Mexico starts to re-open its economy, IDAC is committed to bringing Reactiv SUITE certified solutions to market and becoming a premier provider of presentation solutions geared towards the upcoming Hybrid-Work-World.

Global changes, due to the pandemic, are accelerating the adoption of new technologies as meetings, education and conferences continue online. These platforms must not only maintain productivity but also increase engagement between participants. Otherwise, students will not be able to learn and retain information, business meetings will not be productive, and information will not be memorable.

Reactiv SUITE is an eco-system of software products designed to make remote meetings memorable and dramatically reduce Zoom fatigue. The software allows any presenter to share their content in a non-linear fashion, visually markup documents, fluidly pull up any type of content and media, engage in discussions with remote participants, and elevate their presence so they stand out. Reactiv SUITE offers a meeting experience that allows everyone to engage and participate as if they are meeting in the same room face to face.

“In 2020, 45% of schools in Mexico struggled with shortages or inadequacies of digital technology, 60% of Mexican teachers felt that they could not support student learning through the use of digital technology, and the dramatic change in GDP is telling us that business are facing the same struggle”, said Av Utukuri, CEO and founder of Vizetto. “As Mexico begins to re-open their economy, where home office and remote meetings are now common, where students continue to learn in hybrid classrooms, Reactiv SUITE will be part of the solution”.

Alejandro Garza Santos, General Director of IDAC said, “We will transform the way people work by providing technologies that help companies to innovate and grow. Today, we truly believe that Reactiv SUITE represents the future and are excited to be an official authorized partner in Mexico. Reactiv SUITE is the most revolutionary product on the market. Mexican businesses are forecasting a 10% investment into their digital transformation, and we believe that Reactiv SUITE will be the core of that transformation”

About IDAC
IDAC Mexico is a Mexican company, expert in providing technological solutions, committing to providing excellence to improve the quality of life oriented towards work development, being at the forefront of the latest market trends to facilitate processes and improve productivity.

About Vizetto
Vizetto Inc. is a Canadian company that develops Reactiv SUITE; software that enables remote creativity for organizations. This new partnership between two great companies further validates Vizetto’s mission of ensuring the best possible user experience for the digital meeting space.

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Mental Health First Aiders: Lived Experience

Mental Health First Aid, a guide to supporting yourself and others in mental health maintenance.

Mental Health First Aid, a program in self-care and community mental health support.

World Reach Out Together Day 2021 tickets are selling via EventBrite, with RSVP pricing until May 31.

World Reach Out Together Day 2021 tickets are selling through EventBrite. Half-price RSVP tickets are available until May 31.

Through Reach Out Together, young professionals are sharing their stories of mental health, healing, and growth.

There’s definitely help out there, but it might not be the help you think it’s going to be.”

— Jazz Rakkar

MISSISSAUGA, ON, CANADA, March 31, 2021 / — Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based frontline mental health course which offers participants confidence and skills for effective crisis prevention and response.

In short, it's about reaching out to those struggling with mental health and helping them find what they need to move forward.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada describes the practice as follows:

"Mental Health First Aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. Thus, it includes the full range of developing mental disorders and associated crises…MHFA training is designed to also be appropriate for non-health professionals.”

Natalie Susi, a California-based UCSD professor of communications, who teaches a course entitled “The Pursuit of Happiness”, describes herself as “a teacher by trade and by heart.”

The core of her lesson is an emphasis on growth through adversity. As with Aanchal Vashistha’s work at Reach Out Together, her approach is influenced heavily by Jack Canfield and his signature “success formula”: event plus response equals outcome.

“If you’re in a dark place, what I now call a cocoon moment…this is just a dark moment in time, and it will open up to light on the other side,” she says in the inaugural “season 2” interview for Reach Out Together’s weekly Mental Health Impact Series.

“Knowing this helps you move through that darkness quicker; with a “cocoon process.”

Susi outlines this process as follows:

“The first step is just accepting and identifying the moment and finding the phrases and moments that work for you.”

These phrases include “affirmations”, which are statements of clear, specific goals, of gratefulness, and of accomplishment.

“Step two is to find your process for getting through it.”

Assessing where you are and where you want to be is also a central aspect of Mental Health First Aid, allowing participants to develop a clear plan of action.

Finally, the third step: “When you meditate, you get your thoughts, your speech and your feelings in alignment, and you make that energetic bubble around you coherent.”

Susi credits this ‘holistic’ approach with helping her to adjust to weaning off of Lexapro, an SSRI antidepressant, after 12 years.

“I think it’s my responsibility to say ‘Yes, medication helped, but I really wish I’d been aware that there were so many others things that could help, too,” she says in a moment of reflection.

Natalia Perez-Segnini, a New York-based personal trainer and fitness coach, describes a personal journey of self-discovery in which her overall approach to mental health changed in tandem with a change in daily self-care habits.

“For many, many years I saw my family members as adjectives…as their condition, and not as the humans that they are. I didn’t educate myself and immerse myself in what they were feeling,” she says.

“It wasn’t until I got to a more mature state of mind that I understood that you can have a condition, but you aren’t that condition.”

Perez-Segnini emphasizes the role of our inner dialogue in our mental health.

Describing her recovery process, she says, “That’s where [it] really started: having a conversation with myself, nutrition, and then fitness. These are core foundational things that I’ll have for the rest of my life.”

Ultimately, her message is: “There’s always time to change your narrative.”

Amanda Iheme, a psychotherapist living in Lagos, Nigeria, started out aiming to be a neurosurgeon, but took a turn toward learning psychotherapy, with her family’s encouragement. Defining her work, she says:

“Psychotherapy is the use of therapeutic interventions to help treat mental illnesses, through the medium of talking…Psychotherapy is in essence talk therapy.”

She encourages those who need support to seek out professional psychotherapy first.

Comparing her own experience with depression to the context of her work environment, Iheme says, “I faced a lot more stigma when I was sick than I’ve witnessed while practicing…I’ve just had people tell me, ‘I’m so grateful to have found you, because I’m looking for help.’”

She advises those whose social network lacks the awareness or tools to help to instead focus on self-care, to break stigma by example rather than “pushing” acceptance of unfamiliar concepts.

“If you push too hard, people aren’t going to listen to you. As adults, we still learn by ‘modelling’,” says Iheme. “What you can do is, take care of yourself. People will start to ask questions about how you got better.”

Jazz Rakkar, a photographer and mental health advocate in Leicester, U.K., echoes this call for self-care.

Speaking of his lived experience with bulimia nervosa, Rakkar says, “There’s definitely help out there, but it might not be the help you think it’s going to be…I didn’t realize I was going to be the one to help myself.”

He compares the pattern of behaviour in bulimia to an addiction, saying recovery involved recognizing and desensitizing himself to triggers.

Because, Rakkar says, of long waitlists and not fitting exact criteria, he found it difficult to access professional support and looked inward for his own strength.

If at first humour was a way to “mask” internal struggle, he says it has become a tool in his toolkit for recovery.

“If I can make a joke about it, I can definitely get over it.”

After what he calls a “breaking point” of weight loss two years ago, he says he has been in recovery, if one at times “bumpy”.

As Rakkar continues his own self-care process, he uses what he’s learned to look out for those around him.

He urges people to watch for small signs of behavioural change in those close to them, and to speak up when concerned.

“I can see the signs now, but you definitely have to pry the information out of our mouths.”

Rakkar’s message is in line with the purpose of Mental Health First Aid: We can’t always get rid of triggers, but we can change our responses to them.

If you have professional insight or lived experience with mental health that you’d like to share, please reach out to us at

Bradley Northcote
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Source: EIN Presswire

XtremeLabs and Wiley Publish New AWS Lab Bundles

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XtremeLabs Continues Partnership with Wiley to Create Hands-On Labs for AWS Titles

We are especially excited about the AWS study guides and lab bundles being adopted by some of the largest academic institutions as part of their cloud skills curriculum.”

— Judy Zhang, Product Manager, XtremeLabs LLC

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — XtremeLabs LLC, an award-winning creator of digital hands-on learning labs announced the availability of two new titles under the Wiley Sybex label with bundled online labs.

AWS Certified Data Analytics Study Guide with Online Labs: Specialty DAS-C01 Exam (ISBN: 978-1-119-81945-5) prepares students and professionals for the AWS Data Analytics DAS-C01 certification exam. The bundled labs provide students with over 75 hands on exercises.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide with Online Labs: Associate SAA-C02 Exam, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-119-81947-9) is the newest edition of the Solutions Architect bundle that helps prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect SAA-C02 Exam. The bundled labs provide students with over 14 modules of hands exercises.

In July 2020, XtremeLabs partnered to release three titles that included a Wiley Sybex AWS book along with access to XtremeLabs custom learning labs. The three titles included:

-AWS Certified Solutions Architect (ISBN: 978-1-119-75612-5)
-AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (ISBN 978-1-119-75669-9)
-AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (ISBN 978-1-119-75670-5)

“Since last summer, learners have launched thousands of labs to develop and practice AWS skills,” said Judy Zhang, Product Manager at XtremeLabs. “We are especially excited about the AWS study guides with online lab bundles being adopted by some of the largest academic institutions as part of their cloud skills curriculum."

XtremeLabs was awarded the 2020 Platinum Learning Impact Award by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, demonstrating innovation in the education industry for its Digital Hands on Learning Labs in partnership with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s FAST Track IT Programs.. XtremeLabs has also been a recipient of Training Industry Watch List of Training Delivery companies and received 4 IBA Stevie Awards in the Workforce Readiness and Computer Products category.

XtremeLabs provides technology products and services to support employability, workforce development and training. XtremeLabs provides hands-on labs for training, examinations and certifications. XtremeLabs has over 12000 hands-on labs that cover subjects such as coding, security, data science, machine learning, networking. and other technologies. For more information you can visit our website at

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XtremeLabs LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire