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Federal grants to fund diversion programs at St. Louis city and county prosecutors’ offices

November 8, 2019

Oct 18, 2019 By Joel Currier St. Louis Post-Dispatch https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/federal-grants-to-fund-diversion-programs-at-st-louis-city/article_8f242fb9-d476-5598-b699-a48a70bccb90.html CLAYTON — St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell said his office has 600 criminal cases awaiting special programs instead of prosecutions. The goal, he said, is to keep nonviolent offenders out of jail and put them back on the right foot. But the majority of Read More »

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Survey: Long-term mental health problems on the rise for St. Louis County students

Oct 17, 2019 – 6pm By Adelle Whitefoot Duluth News Tribune https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/education/4727546-Survey-Long-term-mental-health-problems-on-the-rise-for-St.-Louis-County-students Data shows girls are more likely to be bullied and miss school due to having felt very sad, hopeless, anxious, stressed or angry. The results of the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey released Thursday showed some troubling numbers regarding emotional health among girls, officials Read More »

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know Read More »

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-HHS-for-Removing-Barriers-to-Treatment-for-People-with-Serious-Mental-Illness Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.  

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Mercy receives $3.2M grant for mental health program

October 16, 2019

Sep 27, 2019, 8:30am EDT By Diana Barr – Associate Editor St. Louis Business Journal https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2019/09/27/mercy-receives-3-2m-grant-for-mental-health.html St. Louis County’s Children’s Service Fund has awarded a 30-month, $3.2 million grant for Mercy’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program. The health system’s program treats patients aged 12 to 19 who exhibit behavioral, psychiatric and emotional issues that interfere with Read More »

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