missouri department of mental health

Politics
8:20 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Mo. targets developmentally disabled wait list

Hundreds of people who have developmental disabilities could begin receiving publicly funded services as Missouri officials tackle a waiting list for in-home services that now stands at almost 1,400 people.

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Health
4:39 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Lawsuit targets Missouri sex offender treatment

New filings in a class action lawsuit challenging Missouri's treatment of convicted sex offenders seek the release of more than 200 men in the program.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the legal challenge to the Missouri 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.

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Education
7:17 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Nixon addresses Columbia educators at mental health first aid training

Gov. Jay Nixon
Credit File Photo / KBIA

As part of Gov. Jay Nixon’s mental health initiative program, two hundred Missouri K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators gathered in Columbia this week to learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.

Jermine Alberty is a mental health first-aid instructor. He says one of the first things he does in a session is ask his trainees to write down derogatory terms related to mental illness.

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Politics
8:59 am
Fri June 14, 2013

House committee examining Social Services, other state agencies

Mo. House Communications

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 6:28 pm

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has created another interim committee, this time to examine how well state agencies respond to citizens who use their services.

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