WEST PALM BEACH, FL, March 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Ethema Health Corporation (OTCQB: GRST) (“Ethema” “GRST” or the “Company”), a provider of healthcare services, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase a 33.33% interest in Local Link Wellness, LLC (“Local Link”), a mental health and wellness provider with offices located in Melville, NY and East Mauritius, NY.
Local Link provides trauma informed counselling services through licensed therapists and case management services for New York and New Jersey based employee groups, including large uniformed and construction patient populations. Additionally, Local Link provides members assistance services for construction unions, including prevention, wellness, and mental health trainings, as well as referrals to appropriate levels of care concerning substance use disorder and mental Health services when indicated after assessment. Ethema’s subsidiary, Addiction Recovery Institute of America, LLC (ARIA), will work jointly with Local Link to promote health and wellness plans to employee groups.
There is a growing demand for specialized and comprehensive programs focused on wellness, mental health, and substance abuse. Work place incidents related to wellness concerns are growing rapidly and the cost of care associated with treatment is exploding. These issues are all generally related and a coordinated approach is necessary for effective treatment and cost reduction.
“At Ethema, we know what needs to be done to deliver the services necessary to treat substance use disorders. Local Link will be a key partner in helping us get the message out to employers faced with wellness issues in the workplace and help with the delivery of services,” said Shawn Leon, President and CEO of Ethema Health Corporation. “We look forward to working together and providing solutions to employees facing these difficult issues”.
"It has become abundantly clear to us, through the years of working in members assistance, that the way to best help those in need is for longer term support, involving, professionals, family and peers with a sustained and tracked treatment protocol,” said Mary Fogarty, President of Local Link. “As we have come to know the leadership at Ethema, we have come to know that we are ethically aligned and we are pleased to be a part of the continued care, for sustainable outcomes. We look forward to partnering with Mr. Leon and the Ethema team, whose profound understanding of the behavioral healthcare space will enhance our mission of providing therapeutic and holistic treatment to patients in need.”
About Ethema Health Corporation
Ethema Health Corporation (OTCQB: GRST) operates in the behavioral healthcare space specifically in the treatment of substance use disorders. Ethema developed a unique style of treatment over the last six years and has had much success with in-patient treatment for adults. Ethema will continue to develop world class programs and techniques with its expansion in the United States. The Company currently has under twenty employees and operates in West Palm Beach, Florida. For more information you can visit our website at www.ethemahealth.com and www.ariafl.com
About Local Link Wellness, LLC
Local Link has two offices that provide comprehensive mental health counseling for both adult and adolescents, falling under the scope of practices of state licensed LCSW’s. All services provided by Local Link are trauma informed. The Company offers support for the family as well as for the identified client. For more information on Local Link, visit the Company’s website at www.llwcenters.com.
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