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July 10, 2017

Have you or a loved one been treated unfairly by your health insurance plan when seeking mental health/addiction services?

If you answered yest, you will want to read further. 

Under Federal and Missouri Law, you may have rights that protect you and your loved one when seeking mental health/addiction treatment.  NAMI St. Louis members and supporters have worked to pass what is known as “Mental Read More

    The NAMI St. Louis office is moving:  Effective July 3, 2017, our new address will be 1810 Craig Road, Ste 124, Maryland Heights, MO 63146.  Please make note of this change in your records.  Our phone number, email address, website, Facebook page will remain the same. Retirement Celebration/Open House:  Monday, July 17, 2017, 5:00-7:00 PM. Please join us in a celebration of Dar Walker’s service to NAMI St. Louis and take an opportunity to tour the new office. NAMI St. Louis Night at the Read More
    NAMI and Advocacy: Staying United in the Face of Challenging Times

    June 16, 2017 | By Mary Giliberti, J.D.

    As I’ve been thinking about the upcoming NAMI National Convention, I wanted to share some reflections with all of you on advocacy—recognizing that not everyone will be able to attend at the end of June. Advocacy has always been at the core of NAMI’s mission. It was a passion of NAMI’s founders and remains so today. Why? Because advocacy is one of the best ways we can address the systematic injustices and Read More

    June 2017 | By Susan Donaldson James

    Amy Ebeling struggled with anxiety and depression throughout college, as her moods swung from high to low, but she resisted help until all came crashing down senior year.

    “At my high points I was working several jobs and internships — I could take on the world,” said Ebeling, 24, who graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey last December.

    “But then I would have extreme downs and want to do nothing,” she told NBC News. “All Read More

    May 27, 2017 | By Harris Meyer

    Cruising bleak downtown St. Louis streets looking for clients, community mental health outreach worker Britney Barbour stops her vehicle and hails a thin bearded man in a poncho who’s standing in the median strip in the cold rain, clutching a plastic cup he’s using for panhandling.

    “Hi, Steve, how’s it going?” she asks. “Wanna meet me at the McDonald’s in 15 minutes?”

    “I can’t now, I need to make some money,” he replies, scanning the Read More

    June 2, 2017 | By Gene Johnson

    The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves that reach the ceiling.

    Amid the ordered clutter, some items hint at more than Chihuly’s eclectic tastes: a long row of Ernest Hemingway titles in one bookcase, and in another an entire wall devoted to Vincent van Read More

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