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 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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Galena High School students to begin Mental Health First Aid training

Oct. 6, 2019, 3:46 p.m. CT By Jackie Rehwald Springfield News-Leader With concerns over teen mental health issues on the rise, students in Galena High School’s Biology of Public Health class last year decided to take matters into their own hands. They signed the 10th- to 12th-graders up for Teen Mental Health First Aid Read More »

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged Read More »

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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to Read More »

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Missouri seeks to add more people with disabilities in state workforce

September 18, 2019

Sep. 10, 2019 @ 12:05am News Tribune Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday that Missouri will set annual goals to increase the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the state workforce. Parson signed an executive order Monday that classified the state as part of the Model Employer initiative — “an emerging trend supported by the federal Department Read More »

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