Mental Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Videotaped Incident Puts Spotlight On Police Interaction With The Mentally Ill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/videotaped-incident-puts-spotlight-police-interaction-mentally-ill <p>A video that shows two St. Louis police department officers striking a man has once again put the spotlight on the fraught interaction between police and the mentally ill.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man, Mario Crump, has a history of mental illness.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His family had called police for assistance because he was acting erratically. It’s not clear what happened before and after the 40-second video, which was shot by a family member.</span> The incident happened March 21 at Crump's house in the 4300 block of Lee.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:02:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35009 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Videotaped Incident Puts Spotlight On Police Interaction With The Mentally Ill When Children Are Exposed To Gun Violence, It Becomes A Public Health Issue, Say St. Louis Doctors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/when-children-are-exposed-gun-violence-it-becomes-public-health-issue-say-st-louis-doctors <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">The Newtown massacre has been seared in our collective memory. Gun violence involving teens in St. Louis, especially teens of color, is among the highest in the country.&nbsp; The emotion in Roxana, Ill., after an April Fool’s prank this week put local focus on the issue.&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:54:27 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org When Children Are Exposed To Gun Violence, It Becomes A Public Health Issue, Say St. Louis Doctors Business Partners Plan Mental Health Facility For Veterans With A Commmunity Approach http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/business-partners-plan-mental-health-facility-veterans-commmunity-approach <p>Plans are coming together for Oasis Residential@Emerson, a new supportive living community in St. Louis for veterans and other individuals with mental health issues, said business partners Sherman Strong and Kendall Brune.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:11:48 +0000 Camille Phillips 34230 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Business Partners Plan Mental Health Facility For Veterans With A Commmunity Approach Public Comment Encouraged On 'For The Sake Of All' Research http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-comment-encouraged-sake-all-research <p>Scholars involved in a five-part study that examines the well-being of African Americans in the St. Louis region will seek public feedback on their research during a forum on March 3 at the Forest Park Visitor Center. The session, from 2 to 5 p.m., is free, but participants must sign up through the <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-sake-of-all-community-feedback-forum-registration-10316814871" target="_blank">event registration page</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:04:58 +0000 Robert Joiner 33769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Comment Encouraged On 'For The Sake Of All' Research Blunt Praises Community Mental Health Supports http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-praises-community-mental-health-supports <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., toured the Independence Center in St. Louis Saturday, aiming to draw attention to mental health legislation and the importance of community mental health centers.&nbsp;</p><p>Blunt is trying to drum up support for legislation&nbsp;he has co-sponsored to expand community mental health services.&nbsp;The proposed legislation would create a pilot program in 10 states establishing criteria for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:00:04 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 32952 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Praises Community Mental Health Supports Blunt Joins With Actress Glenn Close To Highlight Mental Illness http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-joins-actress-glenn-close-highlight-mental-illness <p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is optimistic that actress Glenn Close may help his cause to expand government access to treatment for those dealing with mental illness.</p><p>“I’m hopeful this is something we can get done,’’ Blunt told reporters in a conference call this week.</p><p>Mental health, he contended, has been shortchanged.&nbsp; Unlike other medical issues,&nbsp; mental health “has not been looked at as a society or government as something we want to deal with.”</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:02:38 +0000 Jo Mannies 32446 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Joins With Actress Glenn Close To Highlight Mental Illness Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-poor-mental-health-among-african-americans-st-louis-decreases-opportunities-success <p><em>Third Brief: For the Sake of All</em></p><p>The third brief of a groundbreaking and interdisciplinary study on African American health in St. Louis examines how mental health affects social and economic opportunities.</p><p>The latest brief in the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-researchers-connect-african-american-health-problems-poverty-lack-education">“For the Sake of All”</a> study asks how we can improve mental health in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:39:14 +0000 Camille Phillips 31183 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success Mental Illness: How Do We Move From Stigma To Solutions? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mental-illness-how-do-we-move-stigma-solutions <p>When mental illness hits the headlines, it's usually connected to mass shootings or suicides. The focus is on mental illness as the reason for a tragedy, and increases the stigma against an already misunderstood&nbsp; condition, says Mike Keller, executive director of the Independence Center in the Central West End. According to Keller, that kind of negative media exposure has created a human rights emergency.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:23:57 +0000 Camille Phillips 30848 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mental Illness: How Do We Move From Stigma To Solutions? Wash U., SLU Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play 'Surprising' Role In High School Dropout Rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-slu-study-finds-physical-mental-health-play-surprising-role-high-school-dropout-rates <p>A multi-disciplinary study released today finds that in relation to school dropout rates, health plays a bigger role than one might think.</p><p>The study is part of &lsquo;<a href="http://forthesakeofall.org/">For The Sake of All</a>,&rsquo; a five part series from Washington University and Saint Louis University that focuses on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis region.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:44:26 +0000 Erin Williams 30171 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U., SLU Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play 'Surprising' Role In High School Dropout Rates