mental illness

3:57 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness

Janice Threat-Smith of For His Glory, Inc., speaks with Ryan Worley of the Youth Community Coalition at a workshop on youth mental wellness on April 30, 2014.
Credit Kellie Moore,

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.

He has oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.

Back when it all started, Kelley had no idea what to do, where to turn or why it was happening.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:58 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Step by step: One man walks across Missouri for a cause

Mark Norwine is joined by his son, Eric Norwine for part of his walk across Missouri. “It is my chance to say ‘thank you’ and do my part in helping him get his message out there,” Eric, a filmmaker in Los Angeles said.
Meredith Turk KBIA

One St. Louis man is walking from Kansas City to St. Louis. He’s walking to share his story about a lifetime struggle with mental illness. His walk aims to raise awareness and funds for more mental health support in rural communities. 

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Science, Health and Technology
11:46 am
Thu September 20, 2012

More students enter college with severe mental illnesses

Kevin Dooley FLICKR

MU’s Counseling Center is hosting a depression screening day for MU students Thursday. Computer stations across campus will provide assessments of depression and anxiety for participating students.

The growing number of students who enter college with severe mental illnesses has been on the rise for the last decade, according to a study by the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Christy Hutton is a programming and communications coordinator with MU Counseling Center. She says she’s seeing more students with mental health problems on campus.

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