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IN THE NEWS: NAMI St. Louis

July 12, 2018
    5 Ways I Help Myself When My Job Is To Help Others

    By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES | Jun. 22, 2018

    g my recovery and myself has allowed me to be a better friend, a better partner and a better person; it’s also allowed me to be more successful. I’m much better at helping my clients knowing that I have learned how to help myself.

    Here are five ways I help myself, so I can better help those I serve.

    Adopt A Self-Care Mindset

    Self-care. Self-care. Self-care. I preach these words to client after client. As Read More

    We did it! Thanks to your advocacy, the House passed H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, yesterday with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 357-57!

    This victory is because of you. Your advocacy made this possible.

    H.R. 6082 aligns 42 CFR Part 2—the regulation that keeps health care providers from accessing information about a person’s substance use condition—with HIPAA.

    This will ensure that physical health, mental health and substance use records are treated fairly and equally. This allows for better treatment Read More

    June 7, 2018 | By Amy Ellis Nutt

    Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the individuals had no known mental health condition when they took their own life.

    In North Dakota, the rate jumped more than 57 percent.

    Missouri’s rate rose 36.4 Read More

    June 5, 2018 | By Nicole Spector

    As the number of people diagnosed with mental health issues such as depression rises to new highs, the need for medical services to treat them is growing too. Approximately 56 percent of American adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment. There’s also evidence of a dire lack of treatment among teens, with the CDC reporting that the suicide rate for teens is skyrocketing.

    Why aren’t people getting the help they need? The answer is Read More

    Behavioral Health Network (BHN) is hosting group discussion sessions with various community members to understand strengths and challenges for St. Louis adults with mental health and/or substance use needs. We will ask you to share your opinions about adult mental health and substance use wellbeing/needs within St. Louis City. You will not be required to share personal experiences. There will be activities to help get everyone involved!

    When and Where? Sessions will be Read More

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