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Alkermes VP of Marketing Shares What Inspires His Work

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We continue to recognize our passionate employees by spotlighting their “Why” for joining the Alkermes psychiatry team. Damon Harrell, VP of Marketing, shares why he’s inspired to make a difference for those living with serious mental illness. 

Rachel May: “Combating Inequality by Creating a Safe and Empowering Environment”

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

Herbalife Nutrition Shares 5 Tips to Help Keep a Healthy Heart

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Every time you exercise, you strengthen the one muscle that is absolutely non-negotiable for a healthy life – your heart.

In fact, according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, inactive people are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are more active. That fact puts in perspective just how important exercise is to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Alkermes Provides Information and Resources About Telepsych

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Psychiatrist Dr. Frank Chen sat down with PsychCentral.com’s Gabe Howard to discuss the benefits of telepsych and why it doesn’t need to be so intimidating.

Also available here: https://apple.co/3oUBocs, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Alkermes Provides Resources for Those Experiencing Substance Use Disorder and Isolation During the Pandemic

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Many people with Substance Use Disorder are struggling with isolation during the pandemic. Physicians or healthcare providers can provide guidance during these unprecedented times via The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): https://bit.ly/3siSeCM

New Mental Health Investments for Dow COVID-19 Relief

Dow and the Dow Company Foundation have provided a total of $4.5MM for COVID relief
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The pandemic continues to impact our health and safety, our economy, our culture – everything from the way we work to the way we shop…the way we gather to the way we learn. But even through the hardship – Dow continues to find ways to use our resources to support the pressing needs of our people and communities, and we are seeing the positive impacts of our collective efforts.

While 2020 was an extremely challenging year, once again our company values continued to guide us forward.

Alkermes Honors Black American Pioneers in Mental Health

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In celebration of Black History Month, we're honoring Black American pioneers in the field of mental health. Their invaluable contributions have helped shape the field. Check out Mental Health America’s profile piece on a few of these leaders: https://bit.ly/2XGwEei

A Fuzzy Fix: How 'Social Toys' Can Help Kids Battle Illness and Anxiety

From a duck with a chemo port to a diabetic bear, an innovative startup is helping kids cope with their condition and understand their care.
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By Melanie D. G. Kaplan

"We want to create technology with empathy, which can help people who are experiencing really difficult health challenges lead more delightful, joyful lives," Horowitz says. "We see Sproutel as a small but mighty change agent."

Aflac Program Soothes and Engages Childhood Cancer Patients

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By Shannon Dominy

“We have heard from several parents and child life specialists at hospitals saying that My Special Aflac Duck has helped provide social and emotional support for children who have been in greater isolation during their cancer journey as a result of the pandemic,” said Jon Sullivan, the director of corporate communications at Aflac.

Keeping Mental Health in Mind During a Pandemic Winter

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As many parts of the country enter the season of shorter days and colder temperatures, it’s important for all of us to consider making a wellness plan to stay emotionally and physically healthy. Discover ways to help improve your wellness and mental health: https://bit.ly/36KT17X

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