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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 https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/without-doctors-or-insurance-st-louisans-visit-emergency-room-mental-health#stream/0 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 https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/trauma-therapist-weighs-how-mass-shootings-can-affect-our-mental-health/63-467763cd-d5a7-48b8-a418-d52eaa5d040a 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 https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm 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 https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me 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 DSJNow.com http://www.dailystarjournal.com/community/mental-health-support-training-available-to-people-living-with-mental/article_7d1284ae-9f35-11e9-a479-1fe65fd0c419.html 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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