News Feed: Department of Mental Health /news-rss?filter=mental_health News Feed: Department of Mental Health Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:24:21 +0000 en-us The Future is NOW: Supporting Real Lives, Real People Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:00:00 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO] – The Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting its first, state-wide conference on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. The title of the event is: "The Future is NOW: Supporting Real Lives, Real People." Missouri colleges train professors, campus workers in mental health first aid Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:00:00 +0000 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Mention first aid on a college campus, and most people will point toward the student health center, or perhaps an emergency medical kit in the nearest classroom or residence hall. Missouri leads the way in coordinating mental and physical care Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Missouri is quickly becoming a pre-eminent leader in improving the coordination of care for people with serious mental illness and co-occurring, life threatening medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and COPD. Gov. Nixon announces expansion of Partnership for Hope to serve 300 more Missourians with developmental disabilities Thu, 17 Nov 2011 02:00:00 +0000 Gov. Jay Nixon visited the Christian County Developmental Disability Board to announce that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given approval to expand Missouri successful Partnership for Hope to include 11 more counties and an additional 300 individuals with developmental disabilities. Matt Ferguson: August State Employee of the Month Thu, 01 Sep 2011 03:00:00 +0000 Matt Ferguson was knocked unconscious by flying debris the evening of May 22, when the EF5 tornado struck the Joplin restaurant where he was with his family. Gov. Nixon signs disability rights legislation Tue, 12 Jul 2011 03:00:00 +0000 Governor signs HB 555 and HB 648 which replace “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability” in state statutes; promote disability awareness and history; and require parking accessible to lift vans. Gov. Nixon announces the Joplin Child Trauma Treatment Center Wed, 06 Jul 2011 03:00:00 +0000 Mental health professionals to provide services for children and families affected by May 22 tornado; Freeman Health System, St. John’s Mercy, other partners sign landmark memorandum of understanding to establish center. Group holds concert for tornado victims Wed, 29 Jun 2011 03:00:00 +0000 Local Gallery Hosts Art Opening to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues Wed, 18 May 2011 03:00:00 +0000 Honoring Children During National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Thu, 28 Apr 2011 03:00:00 +0000 Mental Health Foundation presents awards to champions Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:00:00 +0000 Partnership for Hope expanding to serve 500 additional Missourians Tue, 22 Feb 2011 02:00:00 +0000 Department recognizes efforts of facility staff Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:00:00 +0000 Gov. Nixon, local families discuss benefits of Partnership for Hope for individuals with developmental disabilities Fri, 28 Jan 2011 02:00:00 +0000 A Day with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:00:00 +0000