To All of Our NAMI St. Louis Friends and Supporters,
Our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of George Floyd. This tragedy adds to the trauma being experienced by the African American community and we join many others in calling for justice and respect for humanity.
We at NAMI St. Louis support NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.’s statement, “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. Our nation’s African American 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
ST. LOUIS — People all over the country are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in more ways than a cough or fever. We’re staying home, canceling plans, and unable to see loved ones in person. It comes as no surprise, then, that many Missourians say they’re feeling lonely or hopeless.
The NORC at the University of Chicago began the COVID Impact Survey in April to find out how people are dealing with the Read More
Editor’s note: If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. Other mental health call and text lines can be found below.
At Provident Behavioral Health in St. Louis, people who called the helpline at the beginning of the pandemic were fearful, even panicked.
“Nearly everyone expressed fear. Fear of catching the virus, fear of the future, fear of the unknown and fear of not knowing how Read More
Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to NAMI’s resources.
Anxiety disorders can present in a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms. They can be the result of a combination of biological Read More
Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement
As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively impact their careers, relationships and lives.
In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, NAMI advocates had little to work with when it came to spreading Read More