2020 News Releases

2020

Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling continues to support the emotional needs of Missourians brought on by COVID-19

Behavioral health outreach funding extends!

September 16 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) grant will extend its funding for psychological services to help build hope and resiliency in Missourians. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded an $8.9 million CCP Regular Services Program (RSP) grant to the Department of Mental Health (DMH) for service delivery and outreach services through 24 participating mental health agencies.  A list of the agencies and contact numbers are at the end of this release.

Show Me Hope crisis counselors are connecting Missourians statewide with local mental health resources. Any individual experiencing stress or emotional strain because of the pandemic may also contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

The CCP provides psychological relief to individuals and families coping with and in recovery from disasters through the following goals:

  • Reach large numbers of people affected by disasters through  virtual and face-to-face outreach to shelters, homes, community events and other locations,
  • Assess the emotional needs of survivors and refer them to traditional behavioral health services when necessary,
  • Identify tangible needs and link survivors to community resources and disaster relief services,
  • Provide emotional support, education, basic crisis counseling, and connection to familial and community support systems,
  • Train and educate CCP staff and other community partners about disaster reactions, appropriate interventions, and CCP services,
  • Develop partnerships with local disaster and other organizations,
  • Work with local stakeholders to promote community resilience and recovery,
  • Collect and evaluate data to ensure quality services and justify program efforts, and
  • Leave behind a permanent infrastructure of improved coping skills, educational and resource materials, and enhanced community connections.

The Crisis Counseling provider agencies are:

ALM Hopewell Center: 314-531-1770

St. Louis City, St. Louis County.

Arthur Center: 573-582-1234

Audrain, Callaway, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls.

BJC Behavioral Health:  314-206-3700

Iron, St. Francois, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Washington.

Bootheel Counseling Center: 573-471-0800

Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott, Stoddard.

Burrell Behavioral Health:  417-761-5000

Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Christian, Cooper, Dallas, Greene, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Polk, Randolph, Saline, Stone, Taney, Webster.

Clark Community Center:  417-476-1000

Barry, Dade, Lawrence.

Community Counseling Center:  573-334-1100

Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry, Ste. Genevieve.

Compass Health Network:  660-885-8131

Bates, Benton, Camden, Cass, Cedar, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lincoln, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, St. Charles, St. Clair, Vernon, Warren. 

Comprehensive Mental Health Services:  816-254-3652

Jackson

COMTREA:  636-296-6206

Jefferson.

Family Counseling Center:  573-888-5925

Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, Wayne.

Family Guidance Center: 816-364-1501

Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, Worth.

Gibson Recovery Center:  573-332-0416

Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Mississippi, Perry, Ste. Genevieve, Scott.

Mark Twain Behavioral Health:  573-221-2120

Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby.

North Central MO Mental Health Center:  660-359-4487

Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan.

Ozark Center:  417-347-7600

Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton.

Phoenix Programs:  573-875-8880

Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Randolph, Saline.

Places for People:  314-535-5600

St. Louis City, St. Louis County.

Preferred Family Healthcare:  660-665-1962

Adair, Caldwell, Clark, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan.

ReDiscover:  816-966-0900

Jackson.

Southeast MO Behavioral Health:  573-756-5749

Butler, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Douglas, Gasconade, Howell, Iron, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Francois, Stoddard, Texas, Washington, Wayne Wright.

Swope Health Services:  816-923-5800

Jackson.

Tri-County Mental Health Services:  816-468-0400

Clay, Platte, Ray.

Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health:  816-404-5700

Jackson.

For local detail, questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Missouri Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program at:

  • Phone: 573-526-7821
  • Email: showmehope@dmh.mo.gov
  • Facebook: @MoShowMeHope
  • Twitter: @MOShowMeHope
  • Website: moshowmehope.org
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Help share the word! StationMD – FREE TeleHealth Available for Medicaid Waiver Recipients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

July 30 2020 - Jefferson City , MO —

Approximately 15,000 Medicaid Waiver recipients through the Division of Developmental Disabilities are eligible and pre-registered to begin using StationMD IMMEDIATELY for any medical concerns.  DMH is asking for assistance from the media to create awareness of this program.

StationMD is a FREE telehealth medical service that offers immediate virtual access to high-quality emergency medicine physicians, specifically trained in the care of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The service is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to act as an additional resource. Individuals, family members and provider staff are encouraged to call for any medically related concern or question about an individual eligible for the service.

The StationMD service allows physicians to assess an individual, including the ability to check heart and lung sounds through a virtual on-line connection. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered by each individual's primary care physician.

StationMD telemedicine services are offered at no cost to all Medicaid Waiver recipients through December 31, 2020.

To learn more on the DMH partnership and how to access StationMD, please visit https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/stationMD or https://www.stationmd.com/modmh/. You can also contact Wendy Witcig, DMH-Division of DD, wendy.witcig@dmh.mo.gov.

Proposed 30sx Public Service Announcement:

StationMD is a FREE Telemedicine service for Missouri’s Medicaid Waiver individuals with developmental disabilities. The service is available 24 -7 to answer any medical question or concern. In these challenging times, it is critical to provide care from home as much as possible. All doctors are board-certified and specially trained to care for individuals with disabilities. StationMD offers peace of mind in the comfort and safety of home.  To learn more go to StationMD.com.

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Governor Parson authorizes $37 Million of CARES Act funding to Mental Health

Significant investments help Missouri’s behavioral health and developmental disabilities services.

July 24 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

Mental Health services have changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many service providers have lost significant revenue due to disruptions in service while incurring substantial additional costs for testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and overtime. This week Governor Parson made available more than $37 million in CARES Act funding to help behavioral health and developmental disabilities services in five areas. 

Approximately $20 million is available for more than 350 Medicaid providers for the Department of Mental Health (DMH) Division Developmental Disabilities. An allocation of $17.6 million is for providers of group home and individualized supported living (ISL) services, and $2.4 million for day habilitation and employment providers.  These funds will help cover losses during the period of March 1 to December 30, 2020.  Qualified providers will receive an application from DMH and must submit it by no later than December 30, 2020.

Community behavioral healthcare providers, which include mental health and substance use services, will have $10 million available.  This funding can help with staffing, technology improvements, enhancing the ability to serve individuals through non-traditional means, and resources for responding to increased crisis calls.  Qualified providers will receive instructions from the Division of Behavioral Health on how to apply for these funds.

A third investment is for $3.5 million for an Integrated Care Telehealth Training Center for both behavioral health services provided by DMH providers as well as primary care services offered by Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs).  This is a critical investment to make sure the state’s safety net services for individuals with disabilities and low income families is equipped for the new environment of distance learning and audio/visual delivery of services. 

The training center will allow both the Missouri Primary Care Association and the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare to improve care for the nearly 500,000 citizens both systems serve.  CARES Act funding will also be supplemented by these two organizations.

An additional $3.2 million is for telemedicine for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  DMH has partnered with StationMD through a contract for telemedicine services offered at no cost to all Medicaid Waiver participants through December 31, 2020.  StationMD is available to approximately 15,000 individuals in DMH Waivers around the state.  Find more detailed information on StationMD here.

Lastly, the CARES Act funding will extend the suicide prevention public education efforts. We recognize that COVID-19 has increased depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and other challenges which may lead to suicide and suicide attempts.  By investing $620,000 into the current campaign we hope to reach all Missourians with information on resources to suicide prevention and especially citizens in suicidal crisis.

For more information contact Debra Walker at debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or 573-751-1647.

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Missouri Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is Internationally Recognized

Two Officers Receive Individual Awards

July 20 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

The Missouri Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Council has received exciting news. Detective Jason Klaus, Missouri CIT Coordinator, was given the 2020 CIT International Coordinator of the Year Award and Corporal Leann Robertson, with the Rolla Police Department, was named the 2020 CIT International First Responder of the Year!

The Missouri CIT Council and specific members have been recognized internationally for the past five years.

Det. Jason Klaus – 2020 CIT International Coordinator of the Year

Det. Klaus is with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and was chosen for his strong leadership of the Missouri CIT Council.  He has done a tremendous job of helping CIT thrive and expand throughout the state. He does an excellent job of engaging with different levels of support and promotes CIT well beyond the trainings. He encourages fellow law enforcement officers to become CIT specialists.

Cpl. Leann Robertson – 2020 CIT International First Responder of the Year

Cpl. Robertson is with the Rolla Police Department and is recognized as an officer who demonstrates exemplary CIT knowledge and skills.  She does a great job of sharing her knowledge of community resources and can successfully de-escalate tense situations.  Cpl. Robertson has good relationships with her mental health community and shows true compassion to individuals and families who struggle with mental illness and substance use disorders.

The Missouri CIT program is a partnership that includes law enforcement, behavioral health providers, hospitals, the court system, individuals with lived experience and community partners who are dedicated to implementing the Missouri Model of CIT.

The goals of CIT are:

  • Promote more effective interactions between law enforcement and individuals in crisis through a 40 hour training centered on behavioral health education and de-escalation skills;
  • Help individuals in crisis by connecting them with appropriate community resources in an effort to divert involvement with the criminal justice system;
  • Improve the safety of the officer and individuals in crisis;
  • Reduce stigma; and
  • Expand CIT across the state.

For more information about Missouri CIT go to https://www.missouricit.org/ or contact Det. Jason Klaus at 573-768-6179 or e-mail JKlaus@mocoalition.org.

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Missouri receives Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program grant to help citizens cope with the effects of COVID-19

Behavioral health outreach begins immediately

June 26 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Mental Health was awarded a $2.27 million Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The Show Me Hope CCP funding will provide behavioral health services to Missourians who are emotionally troubled by the pandemic. Crisis counselors statewide will deliver stress management and resource referral to citizens feeling the stress and emotional strain caused by COVID-19. The Show Me Hope team will assistance Missourians in building hope and resiliency for the future.

Counties and contact information for the 24 Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) participating in the CCP are listed at the end of this release.

A Crisis Counseling Program traditionally helps people recover and rebuild their lives after a disaster. Counselors offer short-term interventions including:

  • Helping disaster survivors understand their current situation and reactions
  • Reducing stress and providing emotional support
  • Assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options
  • Promoting the use or development of coping strategies
  • Connecting survivors with other people and agencies who can help them in their recovery process

Show Me Hope follows these key principles that are different from other survivor support programs:

  • Strengths-based: CCP services promote resilience, empowerment, and recovery.
  • Anonymous: Crisis counselors do not classify, label, or diagnose people. No records or case files are kept.
  • Outreach-oriented: Crisis counselors deliver services in the communities rather than wait for survivors to seek their assistance.
  • Conducted in nontraditional settings: Crisis counselors usually make contact in homes and communities, not in clinical or office settings. During COVID-19, services and outreach will be done using virtual technology.
  • Designed to strengthen existing community support systems: The CCP supplements, but does not end or replace, existing community systems.

Show Me Hope crisis counselors are available to any Missourian experiencing stress or emotional strain due to COVID-19.  Citizens may also contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-985-5990 or send a text message “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

The following is the list of CMHCs, phone numbers and the counties in their coverage area.

ALM Hopewell: 314-531-1770

St. Louis City, St. Louis County.

Arthur Center: 573-582-1234

Audrain, Callaway, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls.

BJC Behavioral Health:  314-206-3700

Iron, St. Francois, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Washington.

Bootheel Counseling Center: 573-471-0800

Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott, Stoddard.

Burrell Behavioral Health:  417-761-5000

Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Christian, Cooper, Dallas, Greene, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Polk, Randolph, Saline, Stone, Taney, Webster.

Clark Community Center:  417-476-1000

Barry, Dade, Lawrence.

Community Counseling Center:  573-334-1100

Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry, Ste. Genevieve.

Compass Health Network:  660-885-8131

Bates, Benton, Camden, Cass, Cedar, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lincoln, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, St. Charles, St. Clair, Vernon, Warren. 

Comprehensive Mental Health Services:  816-254-3652

Jackson

COMTREA:  636-296-6206

Jefferson.

Family Counseling Center:  573-888-5925

Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, Wayne.

Family Guidance Center: 816-364-1501

Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, Worth.

Gibson Recovery Center:  573-332-0416

Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Mississippi, Perry, Ste. Genevieve, Scott.

Mark Twain Behavioral Health:  573-221-2120

Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby.

North Central MO Mental Health Center:  660-359-4487

Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan.

Ozark Center:  417-347-7600

Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton.

Phoenix Programs:  573-875-8880

Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Randolph, Saline.

Places for People:  314-535-5600

St. Louis City, St. Louis County.

Preferred Family Healthcare:  660-665-1962

Adair, Caldwell, Clark, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan.

ReDiscover:  816-966-0900

Jackson.

Southeast MO Behavioral Health:  573-756-5749

Butler, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Douglas, Gasconade, Howell, Iron, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Francois, Stoddard, Texas, Washington, Wayne Wright.

Swope Health Services:  816-923-5800

Jackson.

Tri-County Mental Health Services:  816-468-0400

Clay, Platte, Ray.

Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health:  816-404-5700

Jackson.

For more information on the Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program contact Debra Walker at debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or 573-751-1647.

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Division of Developmental Disabilities Secures TeleHealth Partner for Medicaid Waiver Recipients

StationMD to provide Telemedicine Services to Medicaid Waiver Recipients through August

June 03 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

The Division of Developmental Disabilities has partnered with StationMD to secure a contract for telemedicine services to be offered at no cost to all Medicaid Waiver recipients through August 31, 2020. Approximately 15,000 Medicaid Waiver recipients through the Division are eligible and pre-registered to begin using StationMD IMMEDIATELY for any medical concerns.

StationMD is a telehealth medical service that offers immediate virtual access to high-quality emergency medicine physicians, specifically trained in the care of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The service is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to act as an additional resource. Individuals, family members and provider staff are encouraged to call for any medically related concern or question about an individual eligible for the service.

“In these challenging times, it is critical to care for our individuals from home as much as possible,” said Val Huhn, Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities. “To be able to bring on a telehealth partner dedicated to the I/DD population is a big step forward. We’re excited about the partnership and what it means for those we serve.”

The StationMD service allows physicians to assess an individual, including the ability to check heart and lung sounds through a virtual on-line connection. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered by each individual's primary care physician. Since the partnership began, StationMD has already fielded many calls.

Dr. Maulik Trivedi, Chief Strategy Officer at StationMD noted, “Our doctors are all board-certified and specially trained in the care of individuals with I/DD. We are a resource for all types of medical concerns or questions; no call is too small. We’re here to help give you peace of mind from the comfort and safety of home.”

The Division and StationMD have also partnered with the UMKC Institute for Human Development (IHD).  IHD's relationships and reputation have greatly assisted with communication and outreach efforts.

To learn more on the partnership and how to access StationMD, please visit https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/stationMD or https://www.stationmd.com/modmh/.

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About StationMD

StationMD is a healthcare solution that delivers sophisticated medical care through telemedicine, offering immediate access at any time to high-quality, board certified emergency medicine doctors who are specially trained in the care of vulnerable populations. Through two-way video conference, and with the use of Bluetooth medical tools, StationMD physicians can assess individuals in-home and provide treatment plan recommendations to keep the patient in place when possible. Learn more at StationMD.com, and follow along via Twitter (@StationMD) and on Facebook and LinkedIn (StationMD).

About Missouri Department of Mental Health – Division of Developmental Disabilities

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Offering support across the lifespan, the Division implements a statewide system of supportive services that focus on assuring health and safety, supporting access to community participation, and increasing opportunities for meaningful employment. Learn more at https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities, and follow on Facebook (Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities) and Twitter (@MDisabilities).

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MEDIA ADVISORY UPDATE

Mental Health First Aid Training in Ewing Thursday CANCELLED.

March 03 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

The Mental Health First Aid training on March 5, 2020, at the Ewing Fire Department, 101 North Main Street, Ewing, MO, has been cancelled. This FREE training will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any confusion. If you have questions feel free to contact Shelby Hood at Shelby.hood@dmh.mo.gov or Debra Walker debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or (573) 751-1647.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mental Health First Aid Training in Ewing Thursday

FREE Training helps communities respond to every day mental health crises.

March 03 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

Openings are still available for community residents to take Mental Health First Aid for FREE!  The MO Show Me Hope Program in collaboration with the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council is offering the training March 5, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ewing Fire Department, 101 North Main Street, Ewing, MO (lunch provided). You can still register by emailing Shelby.Hood@dmh.mo.gov.

Mental Health First Aid teaches people: how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older; how to offer and provide initial help; and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics include anxiety, depression, psychosis and addictions. 

The MO Show Me Hope Program is active in 26 counties in Missouri that are federally declared for individual assistance from the 2019 flooding and tornados around the state.  The Show Me Hope program is run through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and focuses on: reducing stress and providing emotional support, assisting with review of disaster recovery options, promoting use and/or development of health coping strategies, and connecting survivors with other individuals and agencies that can help in the recovery process. 

For more information on Show Me Hope in Lewis County, contact (855) 823-4817. 

For additional information contact Debra Walker debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or (573) 751-1647.

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Missouri’s Show Me Hope Program offers Mental Health First Aid

FREE Training helps communities respond to every day mental health crises.

February 19 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

Every community struggles with knowing how to help neighbors challenged by mental health issues. The MO Show Me Hope Program in collaboration with the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council is offering FREE Mental Health First Aid training in your area.

The training is March 5, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ewing Fire Department, 101 North Main Streeet, Ewing, MO (lunch provided). The course is limited to 30 people so register NOW by emailing Shelby.Hood@dmh.mo.gov.

Mental Health First Aid teaches people: how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older; how to offer and provide initial help; and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics include anxiety, depression, psychosis and addictions. 

The MO Show Me Hope Program is active in 26 counties in Missouri that are federally declared for individual assistance from the 2019 flooding and tornados around the state.  The Show Me Hope program is run through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and focuses on: reducing stress and providing emotional support, assisting with review of disaster recovery options, promoting use and/or development of health coping strategies, and connecting survivors with other individuals and agencies that can help in the recovery process. 

For more information on Show Me Hope in Lewis County, contact (855) 823-4817. 

For additional information contact Debra Walker debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or (573) 751-1647.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mental Health First Aid Training in Chillicothe Thursday

FREE Training helps communities respond to every day mental health crises.

February 11 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

Openings are still available for community residents to take Mental Health First Aid for FREE! The MO Show Me Hope Program in collaboration with the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council is offering the training is February 13, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mildred Litton 4-H/FFA Community Center in Chillicothe, MO (lunch provided). You can still register by emailing Shelby.Hood@dmh.mo.gov.

Mental Health First Aid teaches people: how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older; how to offer and provide initial help; and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics include anxiety, depression, psychosis and addictions. 

The MO Show Me Hope Program is active in 26 counties in Missouri that are federally declared for individual assistance from the 2019 flooding and tornados around the state. The Show Me Hope program is run through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and focuses on: reducing stress and providing emotional support, assisting with review of disaster recovery options, promoting use and/or development of health coping strategies, and connecting survivors with other individuals and agencies that can help in the recovery process. 

For more information on Show Me Hope in Livingston County, contact (855) 823-4817. 

For additional information contact Debra Walker debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or (573) 751-1647.

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Missouri’s Show Me Hope Program offers Mental Health First Aid

FREE Training helps communities respond to every day mental health crises.

January 29 2020 - Jefferson City, MO —

Every community struggles with knowing how to help neighbors challenged by mental health issues. The MO Show Me Hope Program in collaboration with the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council is offering FREE Mental Health First Aid training in your area.

The training is February 13, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mildred Litton 4-H/FFA Community Center in Chillicothe, MO (lunch provided). The course is limited to 30 people so register NOW by emailing Shelby.Hood@dmh.mo.gov.

Mental Health First Aid teaches people: how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older; how to offer and provide initial help; and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics include anxiety, depression, psychosis and addictions. 

The MO Show Me Hope Program is active in 26 counties in Missouri that are federally declared for individual assistance from the 2019 flooding and tornados around the state.  The Show Me Hope program is run through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and focuses on: reducing stress and providing emotional support, assisting with review of disaster recovery options, promoting use and/or development of health coping strategies, and connecting survivors with other individuals and agencies that can help in the recovery process. 

For more information on Show Me Hope in Livingston County, contact (855) 823-4817. 

For additional information contact Debra Walker debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or (573) 751-1647.

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