Thursday, June 2, 2022

NicCheck Used Again In Quebec's Quit and Win Challenge

The following is a letter received in recognition for our support of the Quit and Win Challenge in Quebec.


As we have done in past years, we are pleased to confirm that for the 2022 edition of the “Quit to Win Challenge!”, Capsana has once again used the “NICCHECK” strips to test our grand prize winners.

The 2022 “Quit to Win Challenge!” marks the 22nd edition of the yearly campaign to reduce smoking in the province of Quebec.  The smoking rate in Quebec now stands at 15% (2020 Statistics Canada) compared to 17% in 2019.  The campaign challenges participants to stop smoking for a 6-week period.  Registration is online and there are numerous tools offered to help participants reach their goal such as emails of encouragement, a Facebook page, and a dedicated website that provides information on the benefits of quitting, how to prepare, a countdown calendar, etc.  Studies have shown that quitting for 6 weeks provides a person 6 times the chances of quitting for good.  The 2022 campaign ran from February 7th to March 20th.  Our statistics have shown that 3 of 4 people who participate in the challenge succeed in stopping for the 6-week period.

 

We greatly appreciate the support you have provided the “Quit to Win Challenge!” over the many years and look forward to continuing this yearly cooperation. 

Sincerely,

 

 

Sophie Maisonneuve
Chargée de projets, 
Campagnes sociétales

T 514 985-2466, poste 236 | F 514 844-0786   
6833, avenue De L’Épée, bureau 201 | Montréal (Québec) H3N 2C7


Monday, September 20, 2021

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week.

 

The third full week in September every year is recognizes as National Rehabilitation Awareness WeekThis year, National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is September 20-26, 2021.

 

At this time we at Mossman Associates and BioSound Technologies would like to acknowledge the benefits that can arise from rehabilitation programs. Also, we would like to recognize the dedicated individuals who provide rehabilitation services to people in need. We would especially like to mention those people in the drug addiction rehabilitation field and the different techniques now being used in the recovery process, which are instrumental in turning the tide of this national disaster.

Every person deserves to live his/her life to the fullest and rehabilitation can benefit a person physically, mentally, and spiritually, regardless of age.  This year, the focus is on raising awareness of the

 #powerofmedicalrehab. The intent is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, to increase opportunities for Americans with disabilities and to disseminate useful resources.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 

People have become increasingly comfortable talking about their mental health, particularly this past year. The topic of suicide – when it comes up – is still scary for many people to think about and each year more than 48,000 Americans die by suicide. 

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this subject, which all too often still comes with a stigma.

We at BioSound Technologies have partnered with Survive First, (survivefirst.us), to assist those people who are in need of help.  

 Informational Resources

Crisis Resources

  • If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)

Monday, May 10, 2021

May-Mental Health Month 2021


As we know millions of Americans live with mental illness. We continue each year to fight the stigma associated with the disease, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies to support these people and their families.  May is the month that has been designated to be the time for the national movement to raise awareness about mental health each year.

In 2021, the theme continues to be “Tools 2 Thrive”.  The goal is providing practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency regardless of their personal situation. We at Mossman Associates take mental health seriously. We will continue to provide professionals with tools to help them better equipped their patients to handle stress, be more productive, and realize their full potential.

What can you do?  Simply get involved by taking the simple action of encouraging your friends, family, and community to take their own and others’ mental health seriously.

If you or someone you know needs to seek assistance check out one of these resources:

Mental Health America
nami.org
mentalhealth.org
National Institutes of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
American Psychiatric Association

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

BioSound Healing Therapies Added to New Facilities

 

                    FOOTPRINTSTO RECOVERY 

                AND GATEHOUSE TREATMENT

 


In these unprecedented times drug addiction relapses are on the rise calling for the need for additional facilities to provide help for these people.

Some Drug Rehabilitation Centers are rising to challenge.  Recently, GateHouse Treatment added a new facility in Tennessee. Footprints To recovery added two new facilities, one in New Jersey and one in Colorado.

As they had done previously with their other facilities, they focused on working with us at BioSound Healing Therapy to provide State-Of- The –Art therapies. The BioSound units are designed to be easily sanitized between users and provide a means of providing needed therapies while maintaining social distancing.

The programs contained within the BioSound units provide Brain Entrainment and Mindfulness, while eliminating the need to bring outside people in.   The units provide sound massages using deep resonant vibrational tones, guided meditations, healing frequencies (solfeggio tones and binaural beats), as well as Biofeedback.

 




 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 NICCHECK NOW HAS A SMARTPHONE APP WHICH ENABLES CLOUD BASED NICOTINE MEASUREMENTS


NicCheck now has a mobile app which enables cloud-based nicotine monitoring for all tobacco users including for the first time JUUL® pod vaporizers and other E cigarettes also known as electronic nicotine delivery devices.

Many smokers are switching to vaping and knowing the amount of nicotine consumed before and after is helpful. Many e-cigarette consumers use vaping as a quitting attempt or substitute for quitting. The NicCheck Mobile App quantifies nicotine consumption from all sources of nicotine and tobacco including smokeless tobacco, heat not burn tobacco products and nicotine replacement products.
The Mobile App is the first smartphone technology which measures nicotine consumption from all sources and assists people in switching, cutting down or quitting nicotine consumption. 

WHY MEASURE?
When you measure it you can control it. The mobile app enables both the tobacco consumer and health professional to monitor progress.  Counting cigarettes or pods is inadequate and inherently inaccurate.

NOTE; THIS APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN CLEARED BY THE FDA.

 US NEWS AND WORLD HEALTH-DISCUSSES ANXIETY IN THE UNITED STATES AND BIOSOUND AS ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION


https://health.usnews.com/wellness/mind/articles/tips-to-support-someone-having-an-anxiety-attack