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In The News: NAMI Missouri

February 13, 2018

NAMI Missouri is seeking a full time Peer Leader to serve as an Assistant Program Coordinator for Consumer Services. Responsibilities include assisting with coordination of peer support, education, training, and services; data collection and entry; and management of WARMline phone and email operations, including serving as a WARMline peer responder. Employees will receive on-the-job peer response training. As individuals who have used mental/ behavioral health services, peer leaders will share their own experiences and the skills, supports and resources they Read More

    NAMI Missouri is seeking a WARMline phone responder. The position has the option to be part time or full time, and also includes opportunities for advancement to a management/ supervisor-level position. WARMline is a peer-operated and directed consumer support service, based in Jefferson City. Responders must have personal experience dealing with a mental illness and mental health services. Responders will receive training and data entry instruction prior to assisting callers. Primary duties include answering calls from individuals with mental illness Read More

    The NAMI Missouri annual business meeting and luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.  This event will include board member elections, a special presentation and lunch.

    NAMI Missouri is excited to announce special guest Stephanie Appleby as our featured luncheon speaker. Her story was most recently featured in Metro Woman Magazine, now available at businesses in the Springfield area and online here. You can hear her inspiring story in person at Read More

    NAMISMARTS for Advocacy:  Filing a Mental Health Parity Violation

    Taught by Sita Diehl, former State Policy Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness

    Are you seeking treatment to improve your mental health? Are you interested in treatment for a substance use disorder?  If you or someone you know falls into one of these categories, you should plan to attend an upcoming meeting on fairness in health coverage.

    Learn what mental health parity (mental health and substance use conditions) Read More

    If you would like to get involved in advocating at the state level for policies that benefit those with mental illness, we invite you to attend our annual Partners in Policy Training and Advocacy Day events on March 12 -13 in Jefferson City.

    NAMI Missouri is offering a two-day peer mentor training for individuals living with mental illness who want to become mental health advocates and consumer leaders. Over the course of two days we will help you discover how to best tell your Read More

    Recently, the Senate and House passed two different tax reform bills that would impact people with mental illness. Senate and House leaders are now working out what they want in a final tax reform bill.

    We need your help.

    There are 3 things that could end up in the final tax bill that hurt people with mental illness:

    Higher health insurance costs. If the final bill removes fines for people who do not have health insurance (also Read More
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