2nd Thursday Seminars

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The NAMI St. Louis Brown Bag Lecture Series is held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Please Note: June’s meeting will be held at the Maryland Heights Community Center

Location: The Heights – Richmond Heights Community Center
8001 Dale Ave
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Time: Noon – 1:00 PM

Bring you lunch and we will provide the drink and cookies when you RSVP using the link below or by calling our HelpLine at 314-962-4670.


Upcoming Topics:

June 8, 2017

Place: Maryland Heights Community Center – Millennium Room C
2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Topic: End of Session Review of 2017 Missouri Legislature

Speaker:  Amy Blouin, Executive Director, Missouri Budget Project

The 2017 Missouri Legislature began with a flurry of activity around cutting state services because of revenue shortfalls and bills filed to reform Medicaid because of growing healthcare expenditures.  The mission of the Missouri Budget Project is to improve the quality of life for all Missourians by informing public policy decisions through objective research and analysis of state budget, tax and economic issues. Ms. Blouin will share what happened in the 2017 legislative session related to the state budget and healthcare and how it impacts the future for Missouri’s most vulnerable.  She will also talk about the streamlined sales tax, circuit breaker tax credit, and what we must do to make sure that critical state services are maintained.

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July 13, 2017

Topic: Anxiety and Depression: Taking Charge of Your Health & Well-being

Speaker: Sheila Hunt, MA, LPC, Regional Director of Business Development/Assessment & Referral at CenterPointe Behavioral Health System

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health concerns in our society.  Anxiety and depression are not the same, but they often occur together.  In this presentation you will learn how to identify the hidden triggers of anxiety and depression by taking care of your health, managing your stress, your relationships and environment.

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August 10, 2017

Topic: Your Dependent with Special Needs:  Making Their Future More Secure

Speaker: Michael Chiodini, Investment Advisor Representative of SII, Chiodini Financial Group, LLC

Families with children and other dependents with special needs, no matter what the age or disability, face many serious questions about how to best prepare for their future well-being.  This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating Special Needs Trusts and the importance of a Will. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved one’s well-being today and tomorrow.

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September 14, 2017

Topic: Mindfulness & Yoga for the Caregiver:  Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Speaker:  Tami Meyer-Stahl, RN, 500hr RYT from Jane’s House of Yoga                                                                              

Ms. Meyer-Stahl had the opportunity to attend a conference with Jon Kabat-Zinn (author of Full Catastrophe Living and founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at U Mass) and Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastics.  The conference was a blending of western science and eastern modalities aimed at health care providers.

This interactive session will explore several mindfulness and yoga practices as ways to care for yourself so that you may continue to care for others.  Mindfulness is about being fully present to life as it is in the moment without getting carried away by thoughts.   It’s a practice of learning to live life fully in each and every moment and cultivating the ability to respond rather than react to life…and to embrace it all as it all belongs.

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