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MMA Fighters Champion Brain Science Education for Mental Health Month

/EIN News/ -- NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- May is Mental Health Month, so UFC 205 Winner, former UFC lightweight champion and future Hall of Famer Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and his company Move+Sportswear teamed with YourUpdateTV and D S Simon Media to champion The Feeling Brain, the world's first neuroscience education on the interdependence of brain function, emotion, behavior and health!

UFC World Champion Frankie Edgar allies with neuroscientists to fight global mental health crisis
Frankie Edgar MMA Champion, MOVE Sportswear

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Before he steps into the Octagon May 13th at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas, VP of apparel brand Move+Sportswear, MMA world champion fighter Frankie Edgar, his business partners and team including WSOF fighter Marlon Moraes, elite boxing coach Mark Henry, and Nick Catone MMA urge everyone to join them in this fight for better mental health training for physicians and their patients. “Go to to help us advance medicine one t-shirt at a time. Proceeds support The Feeling Brain series - critical education for doctors and patients on brain function and emotion. Post your selfie wearing it. Let’s move positive together,” says Move+Sportswear CEO and co-founder, Russ Terlecki.

Nearly 450 million people suffer with depression, anxiety and other emotional conditions – a staggering figure spanning race, culture, socioeconomics, generations, and genders alike. Most families struggle in some way. Doctors aren't trained to effectively treat a global mental health crisis of epidemic proportions. Why? No medical education exists on the neural basis of emotion – until now. The Feeling Brain shows the direct relationship between brain circuitry and structure and treatable medical conditions.

Mental health needn’t be a silent battle for doctors and their patients. Frankie Edgar affirms, “If a doctor doesn’t have the know-how or resources, they’re not going to be able to help their patients. “The Feeling Brain” provides doctors with important education, and is a perfect fit for Move+Sportswear. We want to move positive, and what’s more positive than giving our doctors all the information they need to help people with mental and emotional health.”

A collaborative effort of neuroscientists, medical and media experts, “The Feeling Brain: Exploring the Neural Basis of Emotion” fills a void in medical education to advance more effective resources for doctors and patients worldwide. Neuroscientist David Edelman, PhD, Dartmouth College and Chief Science Officer of MedNeuro says, “Emotion is a critical aspect of every variety of higher brain function that you can imagine. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD and other emotional conditions are no less physiological than chronic disease such as cancer or diabetes, and all happen in this object we call the brain.”

“If you look in the emergency departments in the United States, most people who come in with emotional or disruptive behavior, there’s no place to send them. There’s not a staff psychiatrist, no psychiatric holding bed. We want to provide materials for the hundreds of thousands of physicians who end up treating patients with mental and emotional conditions because there’s not enough trained professionals to do it in the first place,” says Bob Sweeney, DS MA, Executive Director of Challenger Corp and Chief Strategic Advisor/CFO of MedNeuro. “We will provide materials not just for psychiatrists and neurologists, but for the hundreds of thousands of physicians, and millions of nurses who treat patients with mental illness every day.”

According to recognized authority on patient-centered health care and public policy, Dr. Hassan Tetteh, “For years, I have promoted the importance of mental health in achieving 'total' health. However, the tools currently available to the average practitioner to treat patients with emotional conditions are limited. Thus, The Feeling Brain education initiative is of particular interest.” Dr. Tetteh is a board-certified surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, critical care, and heart and lung transplantation at MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“I’m a fighter. I have to train with the best coach, the best equipment; our doctors need the same. They have to be trained by the best,” says former WSOF champion Marlon Moraes, who makes his UFC debut in June’s UFC 212.

It’s our mission as a company to become a world leader in athletic sportswear with positive messages emphasized on and off our sports apparel. Move+Sportswear’s “Move+ment” Program creates positive energy in sports and education globally, and supports the advancement of mental health care. To learn more about this breakthrough education initiative, visit

About Move+Sportswear
Co-founders, Russ Terlecki and Steve Rivera, also owner of Elite Wrestling Clubs, launched Move+Sportswear with Frankie Edgar to support proper education on and off the fields. Terlecki and Rivera were college teammates and NCAA All American wrestlers. Rivera was childhood Frankie’s wrestling coach. Emphasis on respect and honor, growth of self-esteem and encouragement of healthy competition are cornerstones of their company’s philosophy. To join them in moving positive for mental healthcare, go to

About Frankie Edgar
UFC 205 Winner at Madison Square Garden in New York City, former UFC lightweight champion and future Hall of Famer, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar is the current No. 2 featherweight in the world. The New Jersey native trains with his Iron Army team, Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida and Nick Catone, MMA. Frankie is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 in November. A top contender in the UFC for 10 years (21-5-1 MMA, 15-5-1 UFC), Edgar will be taking on rising prospect and ninth-ranked featherweight Yair Rodgriguez at UFC on May 13th in Dallas, Texas.

About Move+Sportswear
Frankie Edgar is Vice President of Move+Sportswear. The company’s “Move+ment” Program supports and spreads positivity in the sports world and in education, to create positive energy and movement globally. Support of proper education on and off the fields, emphasis on respect and honor, growth of self-esteem and encouragement of healthy competition are cornerstones of Move+Sportswear’s philosophy as we present our quality sportswear brand to the public.

About MedNeuro and The Feeling Brain
Breakthrough neuroscience education and pioneering clinical content for primary care physicians and medical professionals. Our focus is the emotional component of mental health – which is largely overlooked – and fills a huge gap in evidence-based science education. The Feeling Brain: Exploring the Neural Basis of Emotion is the first Visual CME course that shows in a scientific fashion the direct relationship between brain circuitry and structure and treatable medical conditions. Our total health strategy communicates breakthrough evidence-based findings for medical professionals, higher learning systems, point-of-care networks, and the general public for maximum impact.

About YourUpdateTV 
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

Russ Terlecki: 1 (917) 324-5299 |
CEO and Co-founder, Move+Sportswear

Natalie Geld: 1 (646) 820-0280 |
CEO and Founder, MedNeuro

Dr. David Edelman: 1 (646) 820-0280 |
Chief Science Officer, MedNeuro

Bob Sweeney: 1 (646) 820-0280 |
Chief Strategic Advisor/CFO, MedNeuro

Michael Farr: 1 (212) 736-2727 |
D S Simon Media

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