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1 in 5 live with a mental health condition. So chances are you or someone you know has been affected.

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If someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, read more about how to support them.

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Mental health conditions are common in teens and young adults. Read more about what you can do.

Missouri receives more mental health funding for children

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December 1, 2020 By Marianne Martinez KSDK https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/mental-health-resources-missouri-children/63-3d4ef325-43b9-4430-a2cc-f34df1d28dd4 Missouri received $425,000 in grant money to expand mental health services for children. The grant will expand the Missouri Child Psychiatry Access Project (MO-CPAP) which is aimed at addressing the lack of … Read more

If Depression and Anxiety Are ‘Normal’ Right Now, When Should I Be Worried?

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December 8, 2020 By Jessica A. Gold, M.D., M.S. Self https://www.self.com/story/pandemic-depression-anxiety You probably don’t need me to tell you that the pandemic has not been great for our collective mental health. Everyone is feeling it in some way. Maybe you’ve been feeling incredibly … Read more

A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

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Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While … Read more

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  • NAMI goes virtual, addresses ‘epidemic within the pandemic’ January 9, 2021
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has, like other organizations, had to contend with a lot regarding COVID-19 and the delivery of its educational programming, according to its CEO. “People fail to realize that we have an epidemic within the pandemic,” Daniel H. Gillison Jr. told MHW. A “ripple of mental health issues” has […]
  • Video Segment on Alternates to Police Response for Mental Health Crisis Situations [picked-up across the U.S. by local CBS News Stations] January 2, 2021
    Angela Kimball, national director of advocacy and public policy at NAMI discusses that people are starting to rethink a police response to mental health crises. “We took the concept of defunding police to really be more about investing in community resources that really works to divert people from law enforcement involvement so talking about things […]
  • Video Segment from Boston 25 News Gets Real: Mental Health January 1, 2021
    Young and old alike the holidays can often make mental health problems way a bit heavier. Dr. Ken Duckworth, CMO at NAMI provides some tips to help cope. The holidays as a rule can often be a time where a lot of people deal with isolation, anxiety, depression and now throw in a pandemic and […]

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