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Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin Launches Mental Health App for Underserved Communities

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*LOS ANGELES, CA – Recognizing the disparities within the healthcare market for black communities across the nation, esteemed civil rights attorney, author and advocate Areva Martin has launched Butterflly Health, a behavioral health app that is specifically crafted for underserved communities.

The consumer-based health app allows users to self-identify and join several community groups that fit their descriptors.  Within these groups, or “teams” as they app describes them, users can connect with others who may be experiencing similar feelings. Butterflly Health asks users to check in daily with a simple tap of an in-app button, and then creates a longitudinal assessment of the user’s mental health and happiness. The app creates a soft-entry point for people to better understand their mental health, and should their journey reveal deeper issues, allows them to easily connect with specialists that create practices which help them meet their challenges.

In an effort to combat the stigmas associated with mental health in the black communities, as well as the unique strain the black community faces in the midst of a global health pandemic and the horrific results of ongoing systemic racism, the Butterflly Health app offers access to care and attention to mental health through an easy-to-use app that’s created by and for black people.

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Having spent her career fighting for social and civil justice for minorities and underrepresented groups, the transition to tech CEO felt like a natural transition for Areva. A renowned civil rights attorney and Legal Analyst for CNN, Areva has built her career representing and serving Black Americans. After taking a closer look at the recent mental health strain that Black Americans are experiencing, Areva and her brother Rodney Bell, created an avenue for people to assess their mental health through a community-focused application that is specifically catered for the underserved.

Butterfly Health is a part of the Startup Health investment portfolio, along with over 335 digital health companies spanning 26 countries and covering a variety of focuses. The new app just recently secured early-stage capital from Nex Cubed, an investment partner specializing in tech companies.

ABOUT AREVA MARTIN:
Areva Martin is an award-winning attorney, best-selling author, legal commentator, talk show host, and television producer who has positioned herself as a critical voice for social justice and used her razor-sharp perspective to become America’s go-to advocate. Her tri-weekly talk show, The Special Report, takes an in-depth look at the nation’s trending topics around social justice, civil liberties, and the White House, while inviting noteworthy guests for commentary and one-on-one interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chrissy Teigen in ‘Scary’ Situation: She’s Been Hospitalized Halfway Through Pregnancy / VIDEO

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*Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering heavy bleeding during her pregnancy.

The 34-year-old took to social media to explain her situation and told fans she’s been bleeding heavily despite being on bed rest for the last few weeks.

”We all know I’ve been on bed rest for a few weeks,” Teigen said via her Instagram Stories. “And that’s super serious bed rest, like get up to quickly pee and that’s it. I take baths twice a week, no showering… I was always, always bleeding. I’m about halfway through pregnancy and blood has been going for a month. So like, maybe a little less than a month. We’re talking more than your period, girls, but definitely not spotting. A lot of people spot and it’s usually fine.”

Teigen who is expecting her third child with singer John legend continued to explain: “Every time I’d go to the bathroom it would be blood, but honestly, just laying there would be blood,” she continued. “But today, the big difference was that it kind of was like you were to turn a faucet on to low and leave it there. It’s so weird because I feel really good. I’m usually at my happiest pregnant, mood-wise. I feel happier than I do not pregnant. That’s why it’s so hard for me to come to terms with [the situation]… It was at the point today where it was never stopping bleeding.”

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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle Kecia.Kae Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering heavy bleeding during her pregnancy. The 34-year-old took to social media to explain her situation and told fans she’s been bleeding heavily despite being on bed rest for the last few weeks. __________________________________________________ ”We all know I’ve been on bed rest for a few weeks,” Teigen said via her Instagram Stories. “And that’s super serious bed rest, like get up to quickly pee and that’s it. I take baths twice a week, no showering… I was always, always bleeding. I’m about halfway through pregnancy and blood has been going for a month. So like, maybe a little less than a month. We’re talking more than your period, girls, but definitely not spotting. A lot of people spot and it’s usually fine.” __________________________________________________ Teigen who is expecting her third child with singer John legend continued to explain: “Every time I’d go to the bathroom it would be blood, but honestly, just laying there would be blood,” she continued. “But today, the big difference was that it kind of was like you were to turn a faucet on to low and leave it there. It’s so weird because I feel really good. I’m usually at my happiest pregnant, mood-wise. I feel happier than I do not pregnant. That’s why it’s so hard for me to come to terms with [the situation]… It was at the point today where it was never stopping bleeding.” ___________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com 📸: IG __________________________________________________ If you have a tip or suggestion, or want to talk to us about this story, Text the word “TIP” to 1-310-388-6463

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Texas Boy Dies From Brain-eating Amoeba Found in County Water Supply [VIDEO]

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*Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County after a deadly amoeba called Naegleria fowleri, was found in Lake Jackson’s water supply.

As reported by PEOPLE, a Do Not Use Water Advisory was issued to eight cities in Texas, warning of the brain-eating bacteria in the water supply

State and local officials are reportedly working with the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve the issue.

Here’s more from ABC.com:

A “Do Not Use” water advisory was issued for Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton, Brazoria, Richwood, Oyster Creek, Clute, Rosenberg, Dow Chemical, TDCJ Clemens & TDCJ Wayne Scott, according to a social media post from the commission. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality subsequently lifted the “Do Not Use” advisory for all areas except Lake Jackson.

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“After extensive conversations with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as well as ensuring that Brazosport Water Authority has an adequate disinfectant residual, a determination has been made that there is no safety issue for BWA’s distribution system,” according to a statement from TCEQ on Saturday.

“Lake Jackson residents are still urged to follow the Do not Use Water Advisory until the water system has been adequately flushed and samples indicate that the water is safe to use. It is not known at this time how long this make take,” the statement continued.

News of the tainted water comes after 6-year-old Texas boy Josiah McIntyre died earlier this month from the amoeba, PEOPLE reports. 

“Texas Children’s did do everything that they could. No one left my son’s side. There was always a nurse or a doctor at the side of my son’s bed. Any fear that I had was able to be answered,” said the child’s mother Maria Castillo. “I’m angry and upset and sad and heartbroken. It really means a lot to me because we want to know as a family for peace of mind. I know it doesn’t bring him back. The fact that we know how he got it, how he contracted it, gives us peace of mind.”

The city reportedly traced the source of McIntyre’s amoeba to the Lake Jackson Civic Center Splash Pad and a home garden hose.

According to the CDC, initial symptoms of the Naegleria fowleri infection include fever, nausea, vomiting, while the symptoms that occur before death are seizures, hallucinations, and coma, according to the report. 

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Dr. Fauci Answers All of Your Mask Queries on ‘The Daily Show’ (Watch)

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Dr. Anthony Fauci on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

*Should you wear a mask while riding a bike?

How about in between courses when eating at a restaurant?

Dr. Anthony Fauci virtual-visited Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” and answered all the mask-related questions that you didn’t know you had.

Watch below, or view here on Facebook.

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