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NAMI SWMO News & Blog

A BRIGHTER TOMORROW: Mother helps daughter with mental illness using free resources

September 22, 2020 By Marian Bouchot KOMU 8 https://www.komu.com/news/a-brighter-tomorrow-mother-helps-daughter-with-mental-illness-using-free-resources COLUMBIA- There are more than 900,000 Missouri residents who experience a mental illness each year, including nearly 200,000 who experience a … Read more

NAMI Missouri to offer virtual mental health support training

Sep 9, 2020 News Tribune https://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2020/sep/09/nami-missouri-to-offer-virtual-mental-health-support-training/840669/ A statewide nonprofit will offer free training for families struggling with mental health concerns. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Missouri is presenting free … Read more

Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/Join-NAMI-this-Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week-to-Raise-the-Voices-of-Lived-Experience Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more … Read more

5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been … Read more

Spike in symptoms of mental health and suicidal thoughts for young adults, experts say

Aug 14, 2020 By Shoshana Stahl KY3 https://www.ky3.com/2020/08/14/spike-in-symptoms-of-mental-health-and-suicidal-thoughts-for-young-adults/ SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The changes to the upcoming school year due to the coronavirus pandemic can take a toll on a … Read more

NAMI Southwest Missouri Names CIT Officer of the Year

August 24, 2020 By Jason Wert Ozarks Independent http://ozarksindependent.com/2020/08/24/nami-southwest-missouri-names-cit-officer-of-the-year/ The Southwest Missouri branch of the National Alliance for Mental Illness has named Springfield officer Mardie Keller their 2020 NAMI Crisis Intervention … Read more

How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was … Read more

U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce … Read more

St. Louis pediatricians seeing increases in self harm in children, teens due to isolation caused by COVID-19

Jul 13, 2020 KMOV https://www.kmov.com/news/st-louis-pediatricians-seeing-increases-in-self-harm-in-children-teens-due-to-isolation-caused/article_b2c553da-c54d-11ea-9944-4b0a1d340ea3.html ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — There is a growing concern about the rise in behavioral health and self harm cases among children, brought on by isolation … Read more