Oct 18, 2019 By Joel Currier St. Louis Post-Dispatch https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/federal-grants-to-fund-diversion-programs-at-st-louis-city/article_8f242fb9-d476-5598-b699-a48a70bccb90.html
CLAYTON — St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell said his office has 600 criminal cases awaiting special programs instead of prosecutions.
The goal, he said, is to keep nonviolent offenders out of jail and put them back on the right foot. But the majority of those cases have been on hold because Bell said he hasn’t had the funding to establish his jail diversion programs.Read More
Oct 17, 2019 – 6pm By Adelle Whitefoot Duluth News Tribune https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/education/4727546-Survey-Long-term-mental-health-problems-on-the-rise-for-St.-Louis-County-students
Data shows girls are more likely to be bullied and miss school due to having felt very sad, hopeless, anxious, stressed or angry.
The results of the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey released Thursday showed some troubling numbers regarding emotional health among girls, officials said.
The Minnesota Department of Health, in a news release, pointed to an area of concern in the student survey. More Minnesota students than ever reported having Read More
Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.
Sep 27, 2019, 8:30am EDT By Diana Barr – Associate Editor St. Louis Business Journal https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2019/09/27/mercy-receives-3-2m-grant-for-mental-health.html
St. Louis County’s Children’s Service Fund has awarded a 30-month, $3.2 million grant for Mercy’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program.
The health system’s program treats patients aged 12 to 19 who exhibit behavioral, psychiatric and emotional issues that interfere with their well-being. Those adolescents typically are referred to the program after experiencing a serious mental health incident, officials said.
Oct. 6, 2019, 3:46 p.m. CT By Jackie Rehwald Springfield News-Leader https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/10/06/mental-health-first-aid-training-galena-high-school-missouri/3866278002/
With concerns over teen mental health issues on the rise, students in Galena High School’s Biology of Public Health class last year decided to take matters into their own hands.
They signed the 10th- to 12th-graders up for Teen Mental Health First Aid training through Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
That training will begin Oct. 8. The school has set aside three 75-minutes sessions for Read More