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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August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell
My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely.
“How are you?” is such a knee-jerk opening line to a conversation; most of us don’t even realize we’re saying it, or pay much attention to the typical response Read More
By Jonathan Berg
I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder when I was 14. It has taken me decades to come to grips with what that means, and to be in a place where I’m comfortable talking openly about it. Nowadays, I’m really open, because I work as a travel blogger, connecting with people and places for a living. I actually started my career at a nonprofit office job, thinking that was what I wanted. But the traditional professional life was something Read More
August 29, 2018 | By Mark Bliss
More than 20 volunteer firefighters turned out Saturday for Missouri’s first mental health “first aid” class for first responders, hosted by the Millersville Rural Fire Protection District.
Created by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the class was designed to help first responders identify individuals with mental-health problems, including co-workers, said Lt. Michael Bell of the Millersville department.
He said all but one of the firefighters who attended the class are volunteers with the Millersville department. Read More
August 17, 2018 | By Andrea Fox
One in five students has a mental health challenge. Adults can learn how to spot the signs through an 8-hour mental health first aid course.
The #BeTheDifference campaign by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health is sharing information with schools on the mental health and substance use challenges youth face and helping to get front line youth support trained in mental health first aid.