Considering the news regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAMI released the following information.
As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), notes the following in terms of risk assessment:For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. This virus is not currently widespread in the United States. People in places where ongoing community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has Read More
To our NAMI community in St Louis,
We are in uncertain times as we all adapt to risks that the COVID-19 virus presents to our community. We continue to closely monitor and follow guidance from the Health Department and the CDC regarding our events.
As of current guidance, we are proceeding with NAMI St. Louis classes, presentations and support groups until further guidance. However, we understand that people may opt to not attend or may need accommodations. We are exploring ways to Read More
Bandana Project: Students wearing green bandanas are safe to approach about seeking help for mental illness
Feb 17, 2020 By Lauren Johns The Standard http://www.the-standard.org/life/bandana-project/article_38841f08-51de-11ea-a5fb-63e19054cacd.html
Over 450 million people worldwide struggle with mental health, making it the leading cause of various health concerns, such as substance abuse and eating disorders, according to the World Health Organization. To raise awareness of this strife, the Bandana Project was brought to Missouri State University as a bright green symbol of hope and support.
“I heard about (the program) at Rutgers University from a tennis player there that posted Read More
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:37:00 PM CST By Grace Taylor KOMU https://www.komu.com/news/veteran-on-the-walk-of-his-lifetime-to-stop-in-mid-missouri
JEFFERSON CITY – A U.S. Army Veteran is passing through Jefferson City on Thursday as part of his effort to raise awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
So far, Stephen Meyers has walked a little over 100 miles of his 6,000 mile goal.
He is one of countless veterans who suffered from PTSD after his return home from military service. So, he is trying to make other veterans’ experiences different than Read More
PUBLISHED: 07:54, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 By Tom Fish Express https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1250118/mental-health-study-schizophrenia-types-variations
For the first time ever, two distinct neuroanatomical variations of schizophrenia have been identified.
Researchers analysed the brain scans of more than 300 schizophrenia patients in the study.
The first variation shows lower volumes of grey matter in comparison to a healthy brain, while the second variation has largely the same levels.
Experts believe these findings may revolutionise mankind’s understanding of schizophrenia, as well as identifying potential treatment Read More
Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am ET By Lauren Weber The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/managing-mental-health-at-work-is-a-juggle-of-rights-and-realities-11581523201
Managers and younger employees are struggling to adapt as a generation of people with higher rates of reported mental illness enter the workforce.
Many of these new workers are coming to offices from colleges and high schools where they received accommodations, such as extra time to take tests or complete assignments—in some cases from elementary school onward. They are confronting a world of work that operates under Read More