Without Doctors Or Insurance, St. Louisans Visit The Emergency Room For Mental Health

August 14, 2019

Jul 15, 2019 By Sarah Fentem St. Louis Public Radio 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 Read More »

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Trauma therapist weighs how mass shootings can affect our mental health

Author: Justina Coronel Published: 10:32 PM CDT August 3, 2019 Updated: 3:26 PM CDT August 5, 2019 5 On Your Side 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 Read More »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI 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 Read More »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI 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 Read More »

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Mental health support training available to people living with mental illness

July 16, 2019

Jul 5, 2019 Updated Jul 11, 2019 Staff Report 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 Read More »

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