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IN THE NEWS: NAMI St. Louis

October 2, 2018

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Topic: Beyond One Day at a Time: Planning for the Lifetime of a Person with Special Needs

    Speaker: Debbie Niemann & Kacy Seitz, Northwestern Mutual

    Kacy and Debbie both have daughters with special needs. This workshop will education individuals with a special needs child/adult on how to prepare for two generations of financial security. The workshop will show attendees how to build a team and cover the key aspects to a special needs plan.

    Please bring your questions.

    Location: Grace United Church of Read More

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    ‘You are not alone, we’re here to help’: St. Louis efforts unite in suicide prevention

    From top, Shelby Zurick and Bart Andrews are a part of St. Louis’ efforts in suicide prevention. ALEX HEUER | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

    On average, one person in Missouri dies by suicide every eight hours. According to the Missouri Department of Mental Health, suicide rates are rising nationally, and at an even higher rate in Missouri. While those most at risk are Caucasian men 45 years and older, this phenomenon has a Read More

    ‘These are very ordinary people’: St. Louis theater company puts spotlight on addiction

    A St. Louis theater troupe is using a play that highlights drug addiction in the mid-1950s to combat the opioid crisis of today.

    This weekend, the Slaying Dragons company will present “A Hatful of Rain” at The Chapel theater. The play, about a Korean War veteran addicted to morphine, examines secrecy, shame and family dynamics.

    The production draws on moments from everyday life to show that no family is safe from addiction, director Brad Slavik said in an interview.

    “These Read More

    Addressing Male Suicide

    Anthony Bourdain, celebrated TV chef and world traveler, took his life earlier this year, just weeks before his 62nd birthday. To some, Bourdain was the image of success and satisfaction. He visited exotic locations, enjoyed rare and delicious foods, kept celebrity friends and spoke his mind with a refreshing frankness. But underneath the surface, things were not as glamorous as they appeared.

    His death speaks volumes not only on the silent suffering those with suicidal ideation experience, but also on Read More

    In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans that do not have to provide coverage for mental heatlh and substance use services or comply with mental health parity.

    These short-term, limited duration Read More

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