“This study really gives us a more feasible, tangible target and suggests that early interventions that target parenting may be tremendously important,” Dr. Joan Luby explained.
How can prescription medications potentially affect cognitive function or mental well-being in patients, and to what extent could that interaction dictate one’s actions?
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 25 percent of suicides in Missouri involve a veteran. That compares to some states, including Illinois, where the rate is as low as seven percent.
Lawmakers have approved legislation allowing the expansion of special courts to handle current and former military personnel.
Locked in a battle with Republican lawmakers over how far to expand Medicaid in Missouri, Democratic Governor Nixon swung through St. Louis to push his plan.
Co-chair of the task force, Judge Richard Tognarelli, says prison just isn’t the place for the mentally ill.
The University of Missouri received a $2.4 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
“The ban is not going after what we believe, in the Sheriffs’ Association, is the primary issue,” said McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery.
Far more troubling than one man’s mental instability are the words of St. Louis City Health Director Pam Walker.
“It is simply legislation to protect the basic Second Amendment rights given to Missouri citizens in the Constitution to keep and bear arms in their homes.”