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.
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
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
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
August 30, 2017 | By Cindy Blacklidge
Law Enforcement officers are the first to be called on when there is a crisis; often this involves a person with a mental illness.
Sometimes these high intensity situations have resulted in the injury or even death of community members and officers. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is effective in enhancing awareness of mental health issues and de-escalation tactics. CIT training is forty-hour training for law enforcement officers.
This training provides information on Read More