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February 18, 2021

The Missouri Child Psychiatry Access Project (MO-CPAP) is doing amazing work to improve mental health for Missouri youth. They are supporting health care providers and helping children and families across the state of Missouri in a very real way. Check out their new video to learn more or visit

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    There are dozens of mental health conditions, and they can affect individuals in different ways. Some can be disabling, and if you have a mental health condition that affects your ability to work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA has very strict criteria that must be met for a claim to be approved, and the key to a successful claim is providing hard medical evidence and other supporting documentation that confirms your condition and how it limits or restricts your abilities to perform a job and earn a living.

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    Resources for regular updates on Missouri Health and Social Safety Net legislation:

    • NAMI St. Louis FastDemocracy Missouri Mental Health Legislation – Subscribe here  
    • Missouri Foundation for Health: Legislative email updates – Subscribe here
    • Empower Missouri: News from the Capitol email updates – Subscribe here
    • Missouri Budget Project email updates – subscribe here
    • Healthcare for Missouri: Medicaid Expansion email updates – Subscribe here
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    NAMI Missouri would like to congratulate the volunteers inducted into the NAMI Hall of Fame.

    The NAMI National Education Hall of Fame recognizes people who have dedicated themselves to leading NAMI classes, presentations, support groups or trainings. Honorees receive a certificate and a lapel pin to recognize their achievement.

    The following NAMI Missouri members have been inducted into the NAMI Hall of Fame:

    • Frank Bair – Family Support Group Gold Member
    • Anngie Hampton –
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    NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into grassroots advocacy. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed as a series of seven modules that can be presented individually or together.

    Join our upcoming virtual presentation, NAMI Smarts for Advocacy: Contacting your Policymaker, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.

    This virtual presentation will cover Module 2 of the NAMI Smarts curriculum,

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    One of our Family Program Leaders and her daughter are fighting stigma by sharing their experiences and letting others know where they can find help.

    See their story, as reported by KOMU 8 News in their Mental Health Segment: A Brighter Tomorrow  

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