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October 2, 2018
    Professor: Mental health center will help often-neglected rural communities

    The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $10 million to the University of Missouri for a National Center for Rural School Mental Health. (File)

    Students in rural Missouri schools Thursday got more support with their mental health needs. The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $10 million to the University of Missouri for a National Center for Rural School Mental Health.

    The new center will have an online data and training system to support Read More

    Assessment identifies Central Missouri’s greatest health needs

    Tiffany Rutledge, left, and Beverly Stafford look over information regarding the Community Health Needs Assessment. Rutledge works for Capital Region Medical Center and Stafford for St. Mary’s Foundation and both are looking into the immediate and near-future needs for health care in Cole and surrounding counties.

    Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.

    Gaining access to good health care — particularly in rural communities — is the top priority for residents of five Central Missouri counties.

    That was the finding of Read More

    Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

    NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment for mental illness.

    NAMI has advocated for better treatments, better legal protections and better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness for Read More

    Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

    Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel the internalized stereotype that your relationships will suffer because of your mental illness.

    Friendships can flourish despite a diagnosis. There are many reasons why friendships fade, Read More

    How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care
    By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019

    Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online.

    I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read blogs and personal accounts of others’ experiences with therapy to determine if I found the right therapist. I’ve sought validation and support from friends and family by posting about my anxiety Read More


    In a video to NAMI members, CEO Mary Giliberti discusses the many successes over the past year, including the increase in NAMI brand awareness, significant legislative accomplishments, calls for research and new support programs and services.

    Giliberti attributes the increase in brand awareness to the growing number of celebrity ambassadors who have supported the cause and shared their experiences as well as high-profile partnerships including companies like Kenneth Cole, Lord & Taylor, Boeing, Michelin, Showtime and IHeart Radio.

    Giliberti also outlines the Read More

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