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IN THE NEWS: NAMI St. Louis

December 7, 2017
Mental Health Deserves Equal Treatment

November 11, 2017 | nami.org

The data is in: the inequities for people seeking mental health care are real.

On November 30, NAMI released its third nationwide parity report, The Doctor is Out. The report found that, despite the federal parity law, people lack the same access to mental health providers as they have for other medical providers.

“Treatment is very expensive, mostly out-of-network, and at least in the area we are in, there is a shortage of psychiatrists.” Cami

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    New Online Course Helps People Who May Have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

    November 8, 2017 | nami.org

    In recognition of Veterans Day, NAMI is launching a short course about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can happen to anyone, and it affects 3.5% (7.7 million) of the adult population in the United States.

    The online course was created for service members and veterans, but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event. This program provides a safe, confidential way for you to explore whether you’d Read More

    November 8, 2017 | By Jackie Rehwald

    Local programs run by police, public agencies and private clinics are helping homeless people gain access to better health and mental health care, but gaps and barriers remain, according to those who attended the first of two community conversation events.

    The Springfield Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Training, Burrell Behavioral Health’s Transitions and the Missouri State University Care Clinic were cited as examples of beneficial program at the Tuesday afternoon event, hosted by the Ozarks Alliance Read More

    November 30, 2017 | By Jonah McKeown & Rebecca Smith

    Heather Harlan is prevention specialist and adolescent counselor at Phoenix Health Programs in Columbia. She says addiction to drugs like alcohol and tobacco often stems from childhood trauma, and substance use disorders can make it difficult for those experiencing homelessness, in particular, to get help.

    She spoke about the importance of primary prevention for substance use disorders and about the challenges these disorders can create for those experiencing homelessness and their families.

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    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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