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IN THE NEWS: NAMI St. Louis

November 1, 2017

October 10, 2017 | By Danielle Brown

Missouri is one of eight states that will be participating a pilot program that aims to treat mental health like all other health problems.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) spoke on Missouri’s participation in a pilot program on Tuesday while visiting Northeast Family Health in Kirksville. Blunt’s visit was a part of a statewide tour to discuss the program.

“Essentially, in more places than not in the United States today, we’ve turned law enforcement and Read More

    The St. Louis Storytelling Festival and NAMI St. Louis Presents:

    “The Use of Storytelling in Clinical Care”

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Morning Session

    1:20 pm – 5:00 pm – Afternoon Session

    MU Extension, St. Louis County Office

    132 E Monroe Ave

    Kirkwood, MO 63122

    Through telling one’s story, we come to understand our experience within a larger framework of human experience, compassion, hope, and recovery.

    For more information click HERE.

     

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    September 26, 2017 | By Chris Melore

    A new treatment for depression may have been found and the prescription could be to simply look at your smartphone more.

    According to a new study, published in the journal World Psychiatry, the use of mental health apps by people dealing with depression has resulted in significant improvement in their conditions. Researchers from the U.S., Great Britain, and Australia studied over 3,400 adults between 18 and 59 years old who were all suffering from mental Read More

    Rules Of The Road For Succeeding In College With A Mood Disorder

    August 23, 2017 | By Sharon Carnahan, Ph.D.

    You’ve done it! High school is over and it’s time for college. Everyone is just so proud… and you’re alternating between wildly optimistic and sure of certain failure. As a person with a diagnosed mood disorder, you just barely survived high school—and that’s no exaggeration.

    Maybe you’ve accumulated a list of experiences that don’t exactly enhance your resume—frequent absences, medication trials, psychiatrist visits (outpatient or in), special schools, therapists, suicide attempts and drinking sprees. Read More

    Google taps National Alliance on Mental Illness to add depression screener to search

    August 29, 2017 | By Jonah Comstock

    While Google the company — now known as Alphabet — has spun its health operations into several growing subsidiaries, Google the search engine continues to be one of the major ways people seek to learn about their health. To its credit, Google has displayed an awareness of the “ask Dr. Google” phenomenon and over the years has steadily improved what people see when they make health-related search queries. Most recently, they Read More

    August 31, 2017 | The Pulse

    For as long as she can remember, Madalyn Parker has always been anxious, even as a kid. But by college, she wasn’t sure she’d survive.

    “I have multiple school notebooks that have half-finished suicide notes in them. I’m a little bit shocked that I made it through,” Parker said.

    Along the way, she was diagnosed with severe depression. Still, Parker did graduate, with a computer science degree from Michigan State in 2013. Right after that, she landed Read More

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