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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
11 Great Holiday Stress Reducers
For many, the holidays are as stressful as they are fun. From Halloween to New Year's Day, the weeks are filled with special occasions, eating temptations and family obligations. Add these on top of time-consuming efforts to eat better and get more exercise, and you can end up feeling frustrated and defeated. 11 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress helps you rethink how you manage the holidays and still have time for yourself.
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Insurance Marketplace Is Open
Open enrollment has just begun in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Cover Missouri has developed six videos that help untangle confusion about getting insured. Videos include:
- How do I choose a health insurance plan?
- Am I able to get health insurance through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace?
Fall 2014 Newsletter
Check out the Fall edition of our newsletter, The Bell, to get up-to-date with what's happening at MHA.
"Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness."
Stem Cell Research and Schizophrenia
Keeping you informed in the science realm of mental illness, we offer a short article from the Salk Institute on New Stem Cell Research Points To Early Indicators Of Schizophrenia.
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"Whole Brain" Leadership
Mental Health Parity 101
Understanding insurance benefits and restrictions is never easy, especially when new regulations or laws make it more difficult to decipher. Kaiser Health News does a nice job of using Q&A format to clarify and help us better understand the implications of new rules in the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
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Time for Psychiatric Intervention?
Chances are, at some point or another, all of us have wondered whether or not it's time to intervene with someone who's struggling emotionally. We might wonder if it's a phase or an isolated incident that doesn't warrant intervention. Maybe we want to intervene, but we're not sure how to help or what we might uncover. These two articles don't provide all the answers, but they give good pointers on when it's probably time to take things seriously.
Thriving with Mental Illness
As individuals raise their expectations about living as healthy a life as possible when diagnosed with mental illness, the goal of thriving emerges. PsychCentral.com has created a new interview series, Thriving With Mental Illness, to not only say individuals live successfully with mental illness, but to share how they do it. This first interview is with Elaina Martin, popular blogger of Being Beautifully Bipolar, but the conversation has relevance for any diagnosis.
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Neuroscience and Mental Illness