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April 24, 2018
Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

A NAMI Resource Guide for those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency


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    NAMI Missouri Executive Director, Gena Terlizzi, is interviewed about a recently distributed report entitled, “Nowhere to Turn”.  This is part of an overall collaborative effort to enhance Missouri’s current mental health parity law that seeks to level the playing field when it comes to mental healthcare coverage compared to other medical care coverage.  If you want to help, please contact your state legislators and ask them to vote for HB 2384.  CLICK HERE to email them now.

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    NAMI Releases New Crisis Guide


    NAMI is proud to release “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency.” NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones.

    This potentially life-saving guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis and resources available for those affected. Also included is information about advocating for a person in crisis along with a sample Read More

    Encouraging Youth To Share Their Stories

    April 27, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein

    Far too often, young people experience stigma that invalidates their struggles with mental health. Far too often, young people are treated as if they are incapable of experiencing mental illness. Far too often, young people don’t get the help they need.

    How can we expect our youth to reach out for help with challenging symptoms when they often only receive more pain than help? When they think they will be stigmatized or told they are “too Read More

    April 29, 2018 | By Joe Gamm

    Jefferson City Public Schools is now screening most of its elementary students for mental health problems.

    Experts believe adverse childhood experiences can deeply affect the physical, social and emotional development of young children and those experiences can have effects much later in children’s lives. Officials believe, with applications of interventions, the screenings will improve students’ performance and increase the chances they’ll be successful.

    The school system does the screenings with parents’ permission. And the screenings are Read More

    April 26, 2018 | By Lara Hamdan

    new report by the Missouri Federation of Behavioral Health Advocates shows concern for the significant disparities between mental health-care needs and access to care in Missouri. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh discussed the report’s findings and how they might be addressed.

    Jacqueline Hudson, director of advocacy at NAMI St. Louis, and Sita Diehl, author of the report and executive director at NAMI Tennessee, joined Thursday’s conversation to talk about Read More

    Self-Help Techniques For Coping With Mental Illness

    By Emmie Pombo | Mar. 09, 2018

    Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay.

    Some common self-help suggestions people receive are to exercise, meditate and be more present, which are helpful and work for many people. However, other proven methods aren’t mentioned Read More

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