Feb 9, 2020 at 12:05am By Joe Gamm News Tribune https://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2020/feb/09/missouri-encounters-rural-mental-health-crisis/815897/
Resources are needed to overcome barriers that limit access to mental health care for people involved in the agricultural industry, particularly in Missouri’s 99 rural counties, according to a report released Wednesday.
“Growing stress on the farm: The expanding economic and mental health disparities in rural Missouri” documents the expanding public health concern for the state’s farmers and ranchers.
The report — put together by the Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri Department Read More
Feb 6, 2020 By Andrea Smith Ladue News https://www.laduenews.com/arts-and-culture/features/dancing-with-the-st-louis-stars-a-contestant-s-journey/article_a5653053-d14a-5da6-9e3a-d680f5f0004c.html
When Chris Hampel strode onto the dance floor at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton, he says he felt like a proud graduate.
Hampel, a maintenance engineer by trade, trained for months with a local professional dancer to prepare for this big debut in Dancing with the St. Louis Stars – the fundraising event for area nonprofit the Independence Center. Fans of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars know the reality TV dance Read More
Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis
After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?Read More
Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma
In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe room, where we bolted the door and sealed it for protection.
About three minutes later we felt and then heard huge blasts. Our house shook and Read More
Dec 27, 2019 By Dr. Lena Pearlman and Associates St. Louis Post-Dispatch https://www.stltoday.com/pr/news/of-teens-state-that-mental-health-issues-are-a-major/article_63ff98ae-28eb-11ea-9a18-6399ffc371b1.html
(St. Louis, Missouri): A recent Pew Survey found that 70% of teens stated that mental health issues are a major concern impacting them and their peers. The mental health concerns reported to be most prevalent included anxiety and depression. Additionally, according to that National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the second leading cause of death among teens is suicide. Both of these figures have increased greatly Read More
Dec 8, 2019, 12:05am By Joe Gamm News Tribune https://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/dec/08/homeless-numbers-tick-up-in-rural-missouri-counties/807376/
The number of people experiencing homelessness in Missouri decreased over the past five years; however, the condition increased for many communities in 2018.
The data region that includes Cole County increased about 8 percent for the year.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission recently released its annual 2019 Missouri Statewide Homelessness Study. The report shows over five years, from 2014-18, there was an overall decrease of 18 percent in homelessness. And it shows Read More