Dec 27, 2019 By Dr. Lena Pearlman and Associates St. Louis Post-Dispatch https://www.stltoday.com/pr/news/of-teens-state-that-mental-health-issues-are-a-major/article_63ff98ae-28eb-11ea-9a18-6399ffc371b1.html
(St. Louis, Missouri): A recent Pew Survey found that 70% of teens stated that mental health issues are a major concern impacting them and their peers. The mental health concerns reported to be most prevalent included anxiety and depression. Additionally, according to that National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the second leading cause of death among teens is suicide. Both of these figures have increased greatly Read More
Dec 8, 2019, 12:05am By Joe Gamm News Tribune https://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/dec/08/homeless-numbers-tick-up-in-rural-missouri-counties/807376/
The number of people experiencing homelessness in Missouri decreased over the past five years; however, the condition increased for many communities in 2018.
The data region that includes Cole County increased about 8 percent for the year.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission recently released its annual 2019 Missouri Statewide Homelessness Study. The report shows over five years, from 2014-18, there was an overall decrease of 18 percent in homelessness. And it shows Read More
Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J
Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help.
However, you can help. You can be supportive and encouraging during their mental health journey. Here are a few tips on supporting the mental Read More
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020.
“On behalf of the NAMI Board of Directors, we welcome Mr. Gillison, the incoming CEO for our organization who, with the mission-driven commitment and dedication of NAMI Read More
Nov 13, 2019 By Alex Smith St. Louis Public Radio https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-refusal-treat-mental-health-physical-condition-means-patients-wait-months#stream/0
Starting treatment with a mental health specialist often requires a wait of several weeks, but many psychiatrists and other specialists in Kansas City have waiting lists stretching over months.
While the need for mental health treatment has been growing in Missouri, many patient advocates say the state’s refusal to aggressively enforce mental health parity may be making the wait times even longer.Read More
Published 6:00 a.m. CT Dec. 11, 2019 By Jackie Rehwald Springfield News-Leader https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/12/11/missouri-foster-kids-settlement-psychotropic-medications-lawsuit/2632442001/
A federal judge approved a “groundbreaking” settlement last week designed to ensure that children in foster care in Missouri are administered psychotropic medications only when safe and necessary, according to a news release from the Saint Louis University School of LawRead More