Online NAMI St. Louis 2nd Thursday Wellness Series
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Topic: Mental Health & Transition Age Youth: What you should know and how to get support through the Missouri Transition-Aged Youth Local Engagement and Recovery (MO TAY-LER) initiative.
Description of Presentation: The MO TAY-LER initiative focuses on improving access to care for behavioral health services by enhancing outreach strategies, improving inter-agency communication and service coordination. Through community education, MO TAY-LER seeks to provide education to raise awareness and reduce stigma around serious mental illness (SMI) and the challenges faced by TAY. Our messaging is grounded in youth voice and evidence-based materials to answer these questions: What are the signs & symptoms of SMI, and how can I recognize them? What can I do to help myself or to help a loved one? Recovery is possible! SMI is not the end of the road, but a step in the journey.
Speaker: Shannon Smith, MSW -MO TAY-LER Project Coordinator & Tory Drayton, B.S -Youth/Young Adult Coordinator
Topic: Recognizing and Intervening in Early-Stage Psychosis
Description of Presentation: The Washington Early Recognition Center (WERC) is a specialized clinic for young people experiencing early signs of psychosis or who have recently been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Our goal is to identify people early in the course of their illness and provide evidence-based interventions to reduce symptoms and improve social, educational, and vocational functioning. This presentation will focus on the defining symptoms of psychosis, how to recognize them, and what you can do to help yourself or a loved one. The importance of early intervention and potential barriers to treatment will also be addressed.
Speaker: Christina Pritchard, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Research Coordinator II, Washington University School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry & Carli Ryan
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