March 19, 2019

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Technology Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog

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>>>David Faye is CEO of Faye Business Systems Group, Inc. (FayeBSG), an award-winning software company and consulting firm known for their breadth of SugarCRM Integration Add-On Products and custom software solutions, which include integrations with CRM, ERP software, accounting, credit card processing, project management, phone systems, and more. FayeBSG’s recent accolades include being named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 for the fifth consecutive year. FayeBSG helps growing companies become more profitable by working with them to implement innovative and effective financial and business systems, and by helping them assess, implement, and optimize the right software for the right task. They are a SugarCRM Elite Partner and were the Sugar Global Partner of the Year in 2018. Other products and partnerships include Act-On, Sage 100 ERP, Acumatica, and a variety of custom software solutions. David has been CEO of FayeBSG since 2010. Previously, he was CEO and Co-Founder of Faye, Pollack & Associates, Inc., a full-service IT consulting firm; Co-Founder/Owner of FPA Software, which delivered industry-specific software solutions to the cemetery/mortuary industry; and Managing Partner of David Grant, Inc., a VAR serving accounting and financial applications, and provider of custom programming and application development. David has joined the West Los Angeles Round Table.

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Blog by Mimi Grant

Stressed Out! Apps for an Anxious World

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March 19, 2019:  The recent college admissions scandal is only the latest indication of how much pressure is on teens to “perform” – to get great grades, get into top schools, and look good on social media. All this pressure leads to stress, anxiety, and depression, and frequently to abusing drugs and alcohol.

Stressed Teens are twice as likely to abuse drugs and alcohol

In its landmark report, in 2003, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University found that highly stressed teens, compared to low-stressed teens are twice as likely to smoke, drink, get drunk and use illegal drugs. And, as recently as last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that 90% of those who are addicted, tried drugs before they were 18.

When these stressed-out teens arrived on college campuses, according to a 2017 survey by the American College Health Association, about 61% of the students had experienced “overwhelming anxiety” within the previous year, up from 51% in 2011.

“Talk therapy” replacing long waits for clinicians in countries around the world

Meanwhile, at colleges across the country, non-suicidal students can wait weeks for an appointment in the counseling center. At USC, students frequently must wait up to four weeks during busy times. According to The Economist some of the lack of availability of physicians, clinical psychologists, and social workers is being filled by Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (CBT), who use talk therapy to help the troubled take concrete steps to deal with their negative thoughts, fears and anxieties. And, in Zimbabwe, elderly women, trained in CBT, sit with their “clients” on “friendship benches” in courtyards.

And, when there’s no one to talk with, there’s an app for that…CLICK TO READ REST OF BLOG