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Public News Service - MO: Mental Health

At least 15 bills under consideration by the Missouri Legislature target protections for LGBT individuals. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Civil rights organizations say bills introduced this session in the Missouri Legislature are part of a larger-scale attack against LGBT individuals. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, dozens of measures are pending in states across the country that would undermi

Missouri's Capable Kids and Families program aims to reduce the cost of raising a special-needs child by loaning therapy equipment so parents don't have to buy it. (cpozarks.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Parenting a child with disabilities is challenging, but can be much easier when the proper resources are available. Often families can benefit from the loan of developmental therapy equipment, access to a playroom with adaptive equipment or information about networking mee

ExploreMOhealth.org is a new website designed to help Missourians assess the health of their communities. (ExploreMOhealth)

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. - A new state website has launched, and Missourians can use it to find out about health issues in their area because it narrows them down to specific communities across the state. ExploreMOHealth.org is a joint effort of the Missouri Hospital Association and University of Missour

For some rural Missourians, it's a struggle to live a longer, healthier life. A new report on higher death rates among whites makes recommendations to curb this tragic trend. (Pixabay)<br />

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thirty-three rural counties across Missouri are seeing their white residents die at higher rates than two decades ago. The increase in white mortality is causing concern among researchers, who say it signals a reversal of long term life expectancy trends also occurring fo

According to the Council of State Governments Justice Center, Missouri's incarceration rate has increased in recent years and is well over the national average. Between 2010 and 2015, Missouri's incarceration rate increased by 4 percent and was eighth highest in the nation in 2015. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri is confronting a number of troubling trends in its criminal justice system, including an uptick in violent crime and crowded prisons – and research shows women are at the epicenter. Researchers at The Council of State Governments Justice Center, asked to

Ninety percent of individuals who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide at a later date, according to Dr. Shayla Sullivant. (Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is hope beyond the headlines, according to a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, even as research shows children and teens are taking their lives by suicide in greater numbers. Dr. Shayla Sullivant said stigma and easy access to guns

The curriculum at trauma-informed schools includes resilience-building activities and coping strategies. (Annie Spratt/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They're not bad kids, they've just experienced some bad things. That's how several hundred Missouri students about to enter what are known as "day treatment schools" are being described. The nonprofit Cornerstones of Care operates facilities in Kansas City, St. Louis and througho

A 2016 study found slightly more officers died of suicide in the United States than those killed by gunfire and traffic accidents combined. (Franz/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri law-enforcement community mourns the death of a Clinton officer killed in the line of duty, there's a concern being quietly voiced about the lack of self-care for officers whose mental wellness is put at risk every day. Dr. Olivia Johnson, the founder of th

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