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Illinois Mental Health Database Checks For Gun Owners

A state database unveiled Monday will collect information designed to keep people with mental health problems from having access to guns.

01/13/2014

Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center

Padded Walls, Not Prison Cells, For Some Missouri Sex Offenders

Currently, nearly 200 men are part of the SORTS program, not for what they’ve done but for what they might do in the future.

12/26/2013

Gov. Jay Nixon talks with reporters. (Photo by UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Nixon To Promote Training For Mental Health Jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday proposed awarding $20 million in grants to Missouri’s colleges and universities to prepare more students for employment in mental health.

12/18/2013

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Missouri Allocated $10M for Mental Health After Newtown

The Sandy Hook shootings not only sparked debates about gun control and school security, but also put the spotlight on mental health.

12/13/2013

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Washington U. Study Details Norture’s Effect on Adolescent Brains

“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.

10/29/2013

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Medicine And The Mind: How Prescription Drugs May Affect One’s Actions

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?

09/27/2013

Veterans Day Parade in St. Louis

New Figures Show High Veteran Suicide Rate in Mo.

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.

09/12/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Approve Veterans Court Bill

Lawmakers have approved legislation allowing the expansion of special courts to handle current and former military personnel.

05/17/2013

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Nixon Pushes Medicaid Expansion Says It’ll Benefit Mentally Ill

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.

03/04/2013

Madison County, IL courthouse

Madison County Officials Form Mental Health Task Force

Co-chair of the task force, Judge Richard Tognarelli, says prison just isn’t the place for the mentally ill.

02/26/2013

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