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IN THE NEWS: NAMI St. Louis

September 1, 2017
Rules Of The Road For Succeeding In College With A Mood Disorder

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

    Google taps National Alliance on Mental Illness to add depression screener to search

    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

    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

    Please RSVP to 314-775-1600 or jhudson@namistl.org.

    Flyer

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    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
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