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IN THE NEWS: NAMI St. Louis

October 2, 2018

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Topic: Beyond One Day at a Time: Planning for the Lifetime of a Person with Special Needs

    Speaker: Debbie Niemann & Kacy Seitz, Northwestern Mutual

    Kacy and Debbie both have daughters with special needs. This workshop will education individuals with a special needs child/adult on how to prepare for two generations of financial security. The workshop will show attendees how to build a team and cover the key aspects to a special needs plan.

    Please bring your questions.

    Location: Grace United Church of Read More

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    How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative
    By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018

    When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent.

    I’m a full-time elected official. I have the great privilege of serving as a Pennsylvania State Representative for the people of the 132nd Legislative District, representing parts of Allentown and South Read More

    Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises
    By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018

    As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go through and the impact of losing a loved one to suicide.

    It’s what led me to my current role, working with organizations in Read More

    

    ST. LOUIS – Many of you may have a new year’s resolution to get into shape, get healthier, go to the gym. But have you thought of your mental health? Perhaps you’re considering counseling or therapy. Dr. Jessi Gold, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University, visited Fox 2 News to answer some of those questions that might be weighing on you.

    For more information: https://www.Nami.Org/find-support Phone: (800) 950-NAMI

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    University of Missouri campuses addressing increased student mental health needs

    By JONATHAN AHL • JAN 3, 2019

    The Counseling Center at Missouri S&T has seen an increase in students seeking its services.

    The four campuses of the University of Missouri System are seeing an increase in requests for student counseling and other mental health services and are working together to meet the demand.

    Chris Sullivan, who oversees counseling services at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Read More

    Alcohol dependence, psychiatric disorders share genetic links

    (Image credit: Michael Worful)

    In the largest study of genetic factors linked to alcohol dependence, an international team of researchers identified a gene known to affect risk, and they determined that many other genes also contribute to risk for alcohol dependence to a lesser degree. In addition, the study linked genetic factors associated with alcohol dependence to other psychiatric disorders, such as depression, and showed that genetic factors associated with typical drinking sometimes are different from those associated Read More

    Mindful breathing, medication and therapy does wonders for those like the ‘Late Show’ host, Ryan Reynolds, Carson Daly and Meghan Trainor, who get panic attacks on the job.

    You’re just going about your business when suddenly, your chest gets tight, your heart starts pounding and you can’t breathe.

    That’s the terrifying experience felt by someone suffering a panic attack.

    “It was like there was a weight on my chest and I was suffocating. The more I fixated on it, the Read More

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