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August 16, 2017

Legislative Coffee with State Representative Deb Lavender (District 90 – Kirkwood Area)

St. Louis County Library Oak Bend Branch 842 S. Holmes Branch St. Louis, MO 63122

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    NAMI St. Louis Annual Meeting: Monday, September 18, 2017, we will hold our annual meeting. Please check our website for details. NAMI St. Louis Annual Gala:  Saturday, November 18, 2017 we will celebrate Beautiful Minds at our annual Gala.  Please note the new location at the Ritz Carlton, St. Louis. The NAMI St. Louis office has moved!:  As of July 3, 2017, our new address is 1810 Craig Road, Ste 124, St. Louis, MO 63146.  Please make note of this change in your Read More
    The Fight Is Not Over

    July 20, 2017 | NAMI.ORG

    Wondering what is happening with health reform? Every day–and sometimes multiple times a day–the news changes.

    But what doesn’t change is NAMI’s simple test for health reform: Will Americans have more mental health coverage and better care? To date, the answer has been no. Whether it’s the revised Senate bill, repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or repeal and delay, Congress is overlooking millions of Americans who live with mental illness.

    All of the proposals would:

    Strip Read More
    Challenging Multicultural Disparities In Mental Health

    July 10, 2017 | By Elena Schatell

    As the racial demographic of the U.S. continues to shift, the mental health field faces the challenge of creating equal, culturally sensitive services for all. Many people are unable to attain their highest level of mental wellness for several reasons, and the culture of mental health is just one barrier. Closely tied to race and ethnicity, “culture” refers to a group of people who share a set of beliefs, norms, values and attitudes. The Read More

    July 7, 2017 | By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene

    Human tragedy comes with the badge — but help dealing with it often doesn’t.

    Teaching cops, firefighters and prison workers to recognize and know how to handle people with mental illness is a big part of the efforts to reduce suffering and death at the hands of law enforcement. Less talked about is the mental health of the cops, firefighters and prison workers themselves.

    In the last two years, the number of suicides Read More

    July 21, 2017 | By Durrie Bouscaren

    How long is the wait for a Spanish-language therapy session in the St. Louis area, if you don’t have health insurance? A year or more, providers say.

    Jorge Riopedre, president of St. Louis-based Casa de Salud, which serves uninsured immigrants and refugees at a clinic on Chouteau Avenue, hopes to change that.

    “They have high rates of trauma, things that happened to them on their journey to the United States … this would take a toll Read More

    Have you or a loved one been treated unfairly by your health insurance plan when seeking mental health/addiction services?

    If you answered yes, you will want to read further. 

    Under Federal and Missouri Law, you may have rights that protect you and your loved one when seeking mental health/addiction treatment.  NAMI St. Louis members and supporters have worked to pass what is known as “Mental Read More

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