‘It’s like the perfect storm for mental illness to kick in’: Local experts provide free resources to combat anxiety, depression during COVID-19

May 11, 2020

May 5, 2020 By Morgan Young KSDK ST. LOUIS — Each year, nearly 16,000 people in eastern Missouri are served by the resources offered by Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri. Anne Shaw Heinrich, the organization’s vice president of development, said that number includes the 500 to 700 people who call their helpline looking Read More »

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Mental Health an Emerging Crisis of COVID Pandemic

May 8, 2020 By Katherine Kam WebMD May 8, 2020 — Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic — levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis. “Our society is definitely in a collective state of trauma,” said Jonathan Porteus, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist who oversees the Read More »

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What Is The Role of Activity for Mental Health?

April 30, 2020 By Brad Bowins, M.D. NAMI Mental illness exerts a heavy toll on society, but only receives a fraction of the funding that physical illness does. There is a universal need for beneficial and cost-effective interventions for mental illness. But what might qualify as an option? One possible answer is activity! As Read More »

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This Mental Health Month NAMI Spreads Message: You Are Not Alone

May 1, 2020 NAMI Arlington, VA — This May for Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness and highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone. More than 40 million people in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. Read More »

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Mental health important during pandemic

April 19, 2020

Apr 6, 2020 Daily Journal Online In a March 26 press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson and Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Mark Stringer emphasized the importance of mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. “We realize this is a challenging, uncertain time for Missouri and the nation,” Parson said. “Mental health is something everyone Read More »

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