The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service campaigns in the U.S., in partnership with Viacom, home to premier global brands in media and entertainment, and non-profit leader Facing Addiction today launched the PSA campaign “LISTEN” to ignite a national conversation about drug and alcohol addiction as a public health epidemic, and empower those impacted by substance use disorders.
While past PSA campaigns have traditionally focused on the perspective of those at risk, urging them to eliminate all substance use, “LISTEN” addresses the support system of people who are also affected by this crisis. Using powerful stories that portray the modern faces of addiction and recovery, the campaign looks to remove the stigma attached to substance misuse through the act of informed, compassionate listening. The campaign’s website, heretolisten.com, and Facing Addiction's Resource Hub provides important tools and information to help people start a productive conversation with their friends and loved ones and to support the more than 45 million Americans directly impacted by addiction.
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Installation of an array of 18 230Watt Solar Panels, wired in 6 series or "strings" of 3 panels each. These panels were mounted to roof with a UniSolar Rail Mounting System. We have used "weebs" to ground the panels to the rail and ran a grounding wire to connect the rails.
System specs and major component parts:
48Volt Nominal System
4100Watt Solar Array (18 x 230Watt SoPray Polycrystalline Photovoltaic Solar Panels)
4400Watt 48V Magnum Pure-Sine Inverter,
Outback FM80 80Amp Charge Controller with MPPT
16 x L-16 6V Deep Cycle Batteries
Main Enclosure Panel (Custom API E-Panel)
MidNite Solar 6 String Combiner Box
UniSolar Roof Rack and Fast Jack Mounting
**Solar power arrays and components are designed to be installed by professionals. They are Dangerous electrical instruments. Misuse could result in injury or death. Please do not try this at home.
Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company, today announced the launch of the Drop Them Off campaign, in partnership with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Medicine Abuse Project. Designed to increase awareness of the problem of youth misuse and abuse of prescription medicine, the campaign intends to educate parents and youth on how to properly use, store, and dispose of prescription medications by dropping them off at appropriate collection sites among other methods, to reduce access and opportunity for misuse or abuse. Educational content will be available online (www.DropThemOff.com) and through curriculum delivered through the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation’s community-based partners. Millennium Health is a Silver Sponsor of the Medicine Abuse Project, a campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by 2017.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7071752-millennium-health-drop-them-off/
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the newly-formed Coalition to Prevent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication Misuse (CPAMM) finds that college students’ perceptions and attitudes towards the misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulants are complex. The findings paint a portrait of students who recognize the risks of misuse, but understand why some students may choose to misuse, given the academic pressures in today’s college environment. CPAMM intends to use the findings to inform and develop educational campaigns to help prevent nonmedical use of ADHD prescription stimulants. The survey was conducted online between May 15 and June 11, 2014 among 2,056 US college students (full-time, 91%, part-time, 9%), defined as adults aged 18 to 24 enrolled and seeking a degree at a 4-year college or university and attending at least some in-person classes.1
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7373051-cpamm-survey-reveals-college-students-adhd-prescription-stimulant-abuse-misuse-and-diversion/
Drugs are everywhere. The use of prescription painkillers has increased dramatically in recent years, and prescription drug abuse is now the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 5 million Americans misuse painkillers each month. Opioid painkillers—a class of very powerful and potentially addicting pain relievers—are the most common source of drug overdose deaths, resulting in more unintentional deaths than cocaine and heroin combined.
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LG Text Ed was in session this weekend at BlogHer '11, the world's largest conference for women in social media, which was held on Aug. 4–6 in San Diego. At the LG Lounge, attendees learned about the LG Text Ed program, a comprehensive educational campaign that addresses teen mobile phone misuse and provides parents with valuable resources so they can teach responsible phone use to their children. Offering a candid opportunity to learn how parents can best tackle potentially dangerous mobile phone behaviors, LG created a unique chance for bloggers to hear from LG Text Ed advisory council members, actress Jane Lynch and best-selling author Rosalind Wiseman.
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With recent studies citing that mobile distractions such as texting can be even more dangerous than drinking and driving, parents are looking for answers on how to best educate and promote responsible mobile phone use to their teens. As part of her role in the LG Text Ed campaign, an educational program aimed at parents, Jane Lynch shot a series of entertaining and educational viral videos for LG Mobile Phones about mobile phone misuse. With the goal of educating parents about the importance of talking to their kids about responsible mobile phone use, the LG Text Ed video series addresses issues such as “sexting,” mobile harassment and text etiquette, while helping parents learn how to use mobile phones to communicate better with their kids. In the series finale, Jane drives right to the point and addressees the potentially damaging consequences of texting while driving.
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Many parents consider themselves tech experts, especially when it comes to their phones. In fact, according to the “LG Text Ed Survey,” 75 percent of parents consider themselves “texters” and 86 percent of those texters have used the medium to communicate with their teens. Yet, the survey also found that many parents engage in questionable texting behaviors and are unaware of their teen’s mobile phone misuse. In this video segment, renowned child psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy offers safe texting tips, advice on how to communicate with your kids in the age of technology, and reveals surprising survey data.
LG Mobile Phones announced today that award-winning actress Jane Lynch is bringing her iconic humor and unique talent to the LG Text Ed program, a comprehensive educational campaign for parents that addresses teen mobile phone misuse, and provides parents with valuable resources so they can teach responsible phone use to their children. Lynch the newest member of the LG Text Ed council is featured in a series of comedic vignettes which can be viewed on www.LGTextEd.com. Lynch, a new mom herself, masterfully employs her artistic abilities and the result is a video series that is both humorous and thought-provoking.