To All of Our NAMI St. Louis Friends and Supporters,
Our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of George Floyd. This tragedy adds to the trauma being experienced by the African American community and we join many others in calling for justice and respect for humanity.
We at NAMI St. Louis support NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.’s statement, “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. Our nation’s African American Read More
To our NAMI community in St Louis,
We are in uncertain times as we all adapt to risks that the COVID-19 virus presents to our community. We continue to closely monitor and follow guidance from the Health Department and the CDC regarding our events.
As of current guidance, we are proceeding with NAMI St. Louis classes, presentations and support groups until further guidance. However, we understand that people may opt to not attend or may need accommodations. We are exploring ways to Read More
June 22, 2020 By Megan Lynch KMOX https://kmox.radio.com/articles/mental-health-may-be-one-of-biggest-workplace-issues-in-2020
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) – Uncertainty and anxiety are creating a whole different kind of workplace stress in 2020.
“Mental illness is the single greatest cause for worker disability and 62% of missed work days can be attributed to mental health conditions,” says Mary Ames Smith, President of the Society for Human Resources of Greater St. Louis. Ames Smith tells KMOX the pandemic and social upheaval are creating more concern about mental well being. “Certainly we’ve seen Read More
June 22, 2020 By Jim Dryden Washington University School of Medicine https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders-focus-of-new-clinic-for-teens-young-adults/
The first signs of mental illness involving psychosis — the experience of having hallucinations, delusions or intrusive, disturbing thoughts — often appear during the teen years. There is emerging evidence, however, that early intervention can help such adolescents avoid the extremely serious problems that can derail their educations and disrupt family relationships.
With this goal in mind, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has opened a clinic Read More
July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care
People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat.
In the 1960s, a series of federal legislation and court cases tried to end this discrimination. In the process, these cases revealed how deep the inequalities ran. And as Read More
This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities
Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and supports work for us. It is essential for culture and identity to be a part of the conversation about mental health care.Read More
ST. LOUIS — People all over the country are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in more ways than a cough or fever. We’re staying home, canceling plans, and unable to see loved ones in person. It comes as no surprise, then, that many Missourians say they’re feeling lonely or hopeless.
The NORC at the University of Chicago began the COVID Impact Survey in April to find out how people are dealing with the Read More