mental health http://kbia.org en Are You Ready To Live Until You’re 100 or 120? You Just May Need To Be http://kbia.org/post/are-you-ready-live-until-you-re-100-or-120-you-just-may-need-be <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="American Edna Parker was the oldest living person in the world when she died in 2008. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Kyle Jacoby 55198 at http://kbia.org Are You Ready To Live Until You’re 100 or 120? You Just May Need To Be Senator Blunt addresses VA wait times at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital http://kbia.org/post/senator-blunt-addresses-va-wait-times-truman-memorial-veterans-hospital <p></p><p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt continued his tour of mental health facilities in the state on Thursday with a stop at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.&nbsp;</p><p>Blunt spoke with Veterans Affairs administrators about how to better assist veterans experiencing a mental health crisis who need treatment immediately. Blunt says he is encouraged by the efforts the hospital has made to shorten waitlist times but says there are also many ways it can still improve.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:33:48 +0000 Katie Hiler 53760 at http://kbia.org Senator Blunt addresses VA wait times at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Sen. Blunt plans mental health tour in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-plans-mental-health-tour-missouri <p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt plans to emphasize mental health issues while traveling across&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;next week.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blunt plans to visit nine hospitals and behavioral health centers, including the Veterans Affairs medical center in St. Louis.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:39:20 +0000 Associated Press 53330 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt plans mental health tour in Missouri How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness http://kbia.org/post/how-faith-communities-fit-youth-mental-wellness <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">Since 2005, Mary Kelley’s 16 year-old-son has been hospitalized psychiatrically 36 times, lived in 7 different residential facilities, and been part of two therapeutic treatment systems.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:57:43 +0000 Kellie Moore 52708 at http://kbia.org How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness UM system hires risk management expertise on sexual assault and mental health issues http://kbia.org/post/um-system-hires-risk-management-expertise-sexual-assault-and-mental-health-issues <p></p><p>The University of Missouri has announced it's hiring the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management to provide a third-party assessment of sexual assault and mental health resources on all four campuses.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:51:56 +0000 Taylor Pecko-Reid 51478 at http://kbia.org UM system hires risk management expertise on sexual assault and mental health issues Nixon criticizes House for ignoring hospital plan http://kbia.org/post/nixon-criticizes-house-ignoring-hospital-plan <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is criticizing House budget writers for not going along with his plan for constructing a new mental health facility at Fulton State Hospital.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The governor wants to issue $198 million in bonds for the facility. He asked lawmakers for $14 million in the current state budget for initial bond payments, but the House Budget Committee did not include those funds in its proposal.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:54:26 +0000 Associated Press 48431 at http://kbia.org Nixon criticizes House for ignoring hospital plan MU football player Michael Sam comes out; Why Missouri has a shortage of mental health professionals http://kbia.org/post/mu-football-player-michael-sam-comes-out-why-missouri-has-shortage-mental-health-professionals <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:04:02 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47958 at http://kbia.org MU football player Michael Sam comes out; Why Missouri has a shortage of mental health professionals Lawsuit targets Missouri sex offender treatment http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-targets-missouri-sex-offender-treatment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New filings in a class action lawsuit challenging&nbsp;Missouri's&nbsp;treatment of convicted sex offenders seek the release of more than 200 men in the program.</span></p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the legal challenge to the&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Department of Mental Health claims its Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services program is mismanaged, overcrowded and essentially a prison disguised as a mental hospital.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:39:23 +0000 Associated Press 47836 at http://kbia.org Nixon to promote training for mental health jobs http://kbia.org/post/nixon-promote-training-mental-health-jobs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon has developed a proposal to help more Missourians pursue careers in mental health care.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:07:31 +0000 Associated Press & Kate Grumke 45471 at http://kbia.org Nixon to promote training for mental health jobs Missouri Psychiatric Center receives renovation, adds 3 beds http://kbia.org/post/missouri-psychiatric-center-receives-renovation-adds-3-beds <p>The Missouri Psychiatric Center is the only inpatient psychiatric facility for youth within ninety miles of Columbia. The center just renovated their space to include more amenities for youth. The new space is brighter with natural light, new visitation and therapy rooms and three additional beds. The older site was darker and less accommodating for patients.&nbsp; Director of the center, Laine Young-Walker said the beds were badly needed.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:53:42 +0000 Meredith Turk 33436 at http://kbia.org Increased funding to help young people http://kbia.org/post/increased-funding-help-young-people <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:30:04 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 25034 at http://kbia.org Increased funding to help young people Veterans hospital adds mental health staff http://kbia.org/post/veterans-hospital-adds-mental-health-staff <p>The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia is adding seven new positions in its mental health care programs for veterans.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:18:57 +0000 Hailee Hopkins 15939 at http://kbia.org Veterans hospital adds mental health staff Report shows Callaway County teens lead Missouri in alcohol consumption and drug abuse http://kbia.org/post/report-shows-callaway-county-teens-lead-missouri-alcohol-consumption-and-drug-abuse <p>A report released by the Missouri Department of Mental Health shows teens in Callaway County report higher alcohol and drug use than teens anywhere else in Missouri. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:42:56 +0000 Megan Johnson 15763 at http://kbia.org Report shows Callaway County teens lead Missouri in alcohol consumption and drug abuse One man's experience with the stigma of mental illness http://kbia.org/post/one-mans-experience-stigma-mental-illness <p>One in five Americans has some sort of disability according to a study done in 2008 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This could include disabilities having to do with hearing, sight, mobility, learning, development or mental health. But not all disabilities are perceived the same way. Drew Graham has a unique perspective on this. He has both a physical and mental disability and has determined over the years that the stigma associated with mental disability carries more weight. Thu, 17 May 2012 21:20:44 +0000 Laura Kebede 14340 at http://kbia.org One man's experience with the stigma of mental illness MU Health Psychology Department says stress contributes to cognitive decline in breast cancer http://kbia.org/post/mu-health-psychology-department-says-stress-contributes-cognitive-decline-breast-cancer <p>The Health Psychology Department in the Missouri School of Health Professions has released a study saying stress contributes to cognitive decline in women with breast cancer.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:42:04 +0000 Fred Katz 12320 at http://kbia.org MU Health Psychology Department says stress contributes to cognitive decline in breast cancer Boone County health board considers changes http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-health-board-considers-changes <p>A group that oversees mental-health services in Boone County is considering merging into another city or county institution.&nbsp; The Boone County Mental Health Board has suffered from sporadic meeting attendance and failed attempts to create a community mental-health fund. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:51:30 +0000 Andrew Gibson 11229 at http://kbia.org Boone County health board considers changes Increasing enrollment rates strain university mental health systems http://kbia.org/post/increasing-enrollment-rates-strain-university-mental-health-systems <p>As enrollment rates increase at universities across the country, counselors say they face more difficulties handling student mental health concerns.&nbsp; And as KBIA&rsquo;s Scott Kanowsky reports, the University of Missouri system is feeling the strain as well.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 23:49:52 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 6535 at http://kbia.org MO Mental Health System Still Facing Challenges http://kbia.org/post/mo-mental-health-system-still-facing-challenges <p>A report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, said Missouri will see a slight increase in next year&rsquo;s funding for mental health treatment and services. Despite this, the report said the state is still in the midst of a mental health crisis.</p><p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:11:41 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 3637 at http://kbia.org Rural Missourians struggle with mental health treatment options http://kbia.org/post/rural-missourians-struggle-mental-health-treatment-options <p>There are 1.6 million people living in rural Missouri, and many have a hard time accessing health care. In the 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation&rsquo;s healthy county rankings, Hickory County in West Central Missouri is rated one of the worst in the state in terms of mental health. It&rsquo;s so bad, residents say they experience just over a week&rsquo;s worth of poor mental health days each month. They are also unhealthier and experience more poverty than the national average. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:00:03 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 14935 at http://kbia.org Rural Missourians struggle with mental health treatment options