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Missouri and Mental Health Parity

March 29, 2018

NAMI Missouri Executive Director, Gena Terlizzi, is interviewed about a recently distributed report entitled, “Nowhere to Turn”.  This is part of an overall collaborative effort to enhance Missouri’s current mental health parity law that seeks to level the playing field when it comes to mental healthcare coverage compared to other medical care coverage.  If you Read More »

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Ensuring Your Child Is Supported At School

June 1, 2018

May 14, 2018 | By Deborah Offner, Ph.D. At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children and adolescents are anxiety followed by depression, but children can have other difficulties that affect their ability to fully take part in and benefit from their classroom experiences. These include attention Read More »

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New Initiative Helps Keep People With Mental Illness Out Of Jail

May 5, 2018 NAMI is pleased to announce the launch of Serving Safely, a national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” will be a one-stop shop Read More »

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Social Anxiety Doesn’t Get The Attention It Deserves

May 21, 2018 | By Nicole Pajer Sophie Trapani knew something was wrong when she started getting sick before class her freshman year of college. She’d signed up for a course that required her to stand in front of her peers and deliver speeches. Public speaking can be daunting for most people, so she tried Read More »

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NAMI Releases New Crisis Guide

May 1, 2018

4/24/2018 NAMI is proud to release “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency.” NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This potentially life-saving guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, Read More »

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