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70% Of Teens State That Mental Health Issues Are A Major Concern

January 9, 2020

Dec 27, 2019 By Dr. Lena Pearlman and Associates St. Louis Post-Dispatch https://www.stltoday.com/pr/news/of-teens-state-that-mental-health-issues-are-a-major/article_63ff98ae-28eb-11ea-9a18-6399ffc371b1.html (St. Louis, Missouri): A recent Pew Survey found that 70% of teens stated that mental health issues are a major concern impacting them and their peers. The mental health concerns reported to be most prevalent included anxiety and depression. Additionally, according to Read More »

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Homeless numbers tick up in rural Missouri counties

Dec 8, 2019, 12:05am By Joe Gamm News Tribune https://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/dec/08/homeless-numbers-tick-up-in-rural-missouri-counties/807376/ The number of people experiencing homelessness in Missouri decreased over the past five years; however, the condition increased for many communities in 2018. The data region that includes Cole County increased about 8 percent for the year. The Missouri Housing Development Commission recently released its Read More »

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have Read More »

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NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive

Dec 18 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Board-of-Directors-Names-Daniel-H-Gillison-Jr-As-New-Chief-Executive NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. “On behalf Read More »

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Missouri’s Refusal To Treat Mental Health Like A Physical Condition Means Patients Wait Months

December 13, 2019

Nov 13, 2019 By Alex Smith St. Louis Public Radio https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-refusal-treat-mental-health-physical-condition-means-patients-wait-months#stream/0 Starting treatment with a mental health specialist often requires a wait of several weeks, but many psychiatrists and other specialists in Kansas City have waiting lists stretching over months. While the need for mental health treatment has been growing in Missouri, many patient advocates Read More »

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