UPDATE: Jurors in Southern Illinois Find Man 'Sexually Dangerous'Lopes still faces three counts of grooming for allegedly handing out cards directing people to online videos of him promoting sexual relations with children in April 2016.
Man Believes He's Allowed to Have Sex With Children, in Court WednesdayJames Lopes' actions alarmed parents when he was found to be passing out cards to children in public that stated his view on sex between adults and minors.
Missouri Gov. Nixon's Term Marked by Budget Cuts, Natural DisastersIn an interview with the Associated Press, Gov. Jay Nixon cites increased funding for education and mental health services and billions of spending cuts that have helped keep the budget in balance as tax revenues declined from a recession.
Illinois Wants Waiver to Improve Mental Health ServicesIt would give the state access to $2.7 billion in Medicaid funds to restructure how the program handles mentally ill patients.
Rauner Signs Plan Limiting Mentally Ill From Owning GunsUnder the old law, a person deemed by a judge to have a mental illness could lose his or her gun owner identification card.
House Passes Mental Health BillRecently the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that is getting some praise locally.
CDC Report: Middle Age Americans Get the Worst SleepOnly 61.7 percent of 35- to 44-year-old Americans reported having seven hours or more of sleep.
Missouri Bill Could Redefine a 'Service Dog' for PTSD VictimsThe word "psychiatric" could be added to protect people who don't have as visible of disabilities.
Oregon Shooting Puts Pressure on Missouri's Mental Health CoalitionThe CEO of Missouri's mental health coalition says the program plans to improve the speed in which it refer clients to professional care, before they get too deep into mental illness.
St. Louis VA Mental Health Records Questioned by WatchdogA federal watchdog says it has confirmed a whistleblower's claims that Veterans Affairs sites in St. Louis marked appointments for mental health patients as completed before they were seen, effectively boosting the appearance of the sites' productivity.
Floods, Tornadoes: Red Cross Busy in Northeast MissouriThe Red Cross has provided contacts for physical and mental health professionals as recovery continues.
UPDATE: Missing Schizophrenic Man Found"With his delusions and his strength and his size - we're concerned for him, but we're also concerned for people who aren't familiar with him."

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