Have you or a loved one been treated unfairly by your health insurance plan when seeking mental health/addiction services?
If you answered yest, 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
June 16, 2017 | By Mary Giliberti, J.D.
As I’ve been thinking about the upcoming NAMI National Convention, I wanted to share some reflections with all of you on advocacy—recognizing that not everyone will be able to attend at the end of June. Advocacy has always been at the core of NAMI’s mission. It was a passion of NAMI’s founders and remains so today. Why? Because advocacy is one of the best ways we can address the systematic injustices and Read More
June 2017 | By Susan Donaldson James
Amy Ebeling struggled with anxiety and depression throughout college, as her moods swung from high to low, but she resisted help until all came crashing down senior year.
“At my high points I was working several jobs and internships — I could take on the world,” said Ebeling, 24, who graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey last December.
“But then I would have extreme downs and want to do nothing,” she told NBC News. “All Read More
May 27, 2017 | By Harris Meyer
Cruising bleak downtown St. Louis streets looking for clients, community mental health outreach worker Britney Barbour stops her vehicle and hails a thin bearded man in a poncho who’s standing in the median strip in the cold rain, clutching a plastic cup he’s using for panhandling.
“Hi, Steve, how’s it going?” she asks. “Wanna meet me at the McDonald’s in 15 minutes?”
“I can’t now, I need to make some money,” he replies, scanning the Read More
June 2, 2017 | By Gene Johnson
The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves that reach the ceiling.
Amid the ordered clutter, some items hint at more than Chihuly’s eclectic tastes: a long row of Ernest Hemingway titles in one bookcase, and in another an entire wall devoted to Vincent van Read More