Jul 15, 2019 By Sarah Fentem St. Louis Public Radio https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/without-doctors-or-insurance-st-louisans-visit-emergency-room-mental-health#stream/0
A growing number of people in the St. Louis region are seeking mental health treatment in hospital emergency rooms, according to a recent report from the St. Louis and St. Louis County health departments.
The report’s authors found the rate of people seeking mental health care in emergency rooms increased more than 40% in both the city and the county between 2010 and 2016, indicating people can’t get access to long-term care Read More
ST. LOUIS — The El Paso mass shooting happened in a place where anyone could be: a shopping area during the busy back-to-school season.
Within 24 hours, the Dayton, Ohio, shooting happened in “a safe part of downtown,” where people gathered to go out to restaurants, bars and theaters.
5 On Your Side sat down with a trauma Read More
By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm
Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults with serious mental illness receive treatment compared to 71% of white adults.
That’s why National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008: to help increase awareness Read More
By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me
It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common.
A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active duty service members showed signs of a mental health condition. Another study in 2008 found that about 20% of returning service members from Iraq or Afghanistan report experiencing Read More
Jul 5, 2019 Updated Jul 11, 2019 Staff Report DSJNow.com http://www.dailystarjournal.com/community/mental-health-support-training-available-to-people-living-with-mental/article_7d1284ae-9f35-11e9-a479-1fe65fd0c419.html
JEFFERSON CITY — Statewide mental health nonprofit NAMI Missouri is offering free trainings for Missourians who want to start a mental health support group in their community.
“A shortage of services paired with an increase in mental health awareness has resulted in a greater need for mental health support services across the state of Missouri,” Gena Terlizzi, executive director of NAMI Missouri, said. “Even for those who have access to Read More
Published 11:01 p.m. CT June 11, 2019 | https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/06/12/missouri-health-care-system-eighth-worst-united-states-study/1420155001/By Gregory J. Holman Springfield News-Leader
Missouri’s health system is the eighth-worst among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, a New York-based policy foundation said in a report released early Wednesday.
The No. 43 ranking means Missouri fell two spots on the list since last year’s state-by-state health care scorecard published by the Commonwealth Fund.
Commonwealth study authors crunched the most recently available Read More