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Behavioral Health Response:
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Life Crisis Services:
Anywhere in the country, call:
1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This Week in News You Can Use
As much as we wish children could have stress-free lives, the reality is that they face stress from numerous sources. As caregivers, it's our responsibility to help kids - of any age - learn to manage stress as effectively as possible. 4 Ways To Tackle Childhood Stress Right Now offers realistic strategies. We really like the "mapping" exercise, especially for younger kiddos.
Support Group Open for Adults with Mental Illness
- MHA - 1905 South Grand Blvd. - Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30
- CenterPointe - 4905 Mexico Rd., St. Peters - Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30
- Harvester House - 41 David St., St. Charles - Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00
BRIDGES is a peer-to-peer program focused on recovery, meaning all participants face the challenges and celebrate the triumphs of living with a mental illness.
Click here for a BRIDGES flyer or call Ramona at 314-773-1399.
MHA Needs A Sleuth!
That's right. MHA needs a sleuth with a passion for mental health.
It’s time to update and expand our Support Group Directory, and MHA needs a volunteer to make that happen.
This is a perfect opportunity for an individual or practicum student who can dedicate 20 hours a week for approximately two months. Click here to learn more.
Does Your Parent Have Depression?
Depression can be a sneaky thing, especially for older adults. It's easy to mistake some symptoms of depression as part of the normal slowdown and lifestyle changes that occur as we age. Don't let a treatable condition go unrecognized in your loved ones. Know the subtle cues that can be easily overlooked in 5 Signs Your Parent Is Depressed.
Talk Therapy, Medication, Your Brain
Simple Questions To Help Depression
Whether someone experiences chronic or situational depression, there seems to be value in asking questions in the Socratic form as a helpful coping strategy. Using this method, Psychologist Daniel Strunk is working on a study that identifies The Simple Questions That Really Help People Who Have Depression.
Is Serotonin-Depression Link a Myth?
Speak Up About Myths
When knowledgeable about the facts, each of us has the potential to speak up when we hear a myth being perpetuated about mental illness. 8 Misconceptions about Mental Health and Mental Illness can help you get familiar with the facts and be part of the solution in ending stigma.
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Anxiety and Hormones Hypothesis
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, women are 60 percent more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder throughout their lifespan. In an interview excerpt, Why Do So Many Women Have Anxiety Disorders? A Hormone Hypothesis looks at some possible reasons.
Are You Hoarding Emotions?
There are times in life when it's difficult to "let go" of emotions attached to past injustices, or even small slights. The emotional response itself is valid, but the negative weight it creates in our mental wellness takes a larger toll and robs us of the happiness we deserve. Learn more about the burden of "holding on" and the value of "letting go" in Are You An Emotional Hoarder?