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IN THE NEWS: NAMI St. Louis

October 2, 2018

    By Matt Hopf/Herald-Whig | January 17, 2019

    Every Monday, a representative from Clarity Healthcare, based in Hannibal, Mo., visits the small Adams County jail in Quincy, Ill., to help authorities treat inmates who need mental health counseling.

    The “visit” is often connected through video, allowing authorities to speak with a psychiatrist who can prescribe medications and assist with any issues they have with the medications.

    “If we feel that Clarity needs to (help) somebody, we will definitely get them hooked up with it,” Read More

    On Feb. 14, the University of Missouri Extension in Livingston County in cooperation with First Baptist Church will be offering Mental Health First Aid training in Chillicothe. This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

    One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know Read More

    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

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