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Congratulations to the 2017 ACT Missouri “Power of Prevention” Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations Art Contest Winners! ACT Missouri proudly honors our Grand Prize Winner, Rebecca S., a freshman at Calvary Lutheran High School in Jefferson City! The finalists were: 1st Grader Sarah S. from East Carter in Ellsinore 2nd Grader Joleea W. from Winnwood Elementary in North Kansas City 3rd Grader Jillian E. from Winnwood Elementary in North Kansas City 4th Grader Claira H. from New Madrid Elementary in New Madrid 5th Grader Mackenzie C. from Excelsior Springs 6th Grader Karla O. from East Carter in Ellsinore 7th Grader Hannah G. from East Carter in Ellsinore 8th Grader Logan T. from Lee’s Summit 10th Grader Mackenzie P. from Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City 11th Grader Becca M. from East Carter in Ellsinore 12th Grader Page H. from Richland High School in Richland   ACT Missouri encourages all participants to share their artwork on their school’s social media accounts, make posters for Red Ribbon Week, or exhibit at your community’s prevention...Read More >

Dr. Satish Kulkarni Gives TMS Interview on Great Day St. Louis

Dr. Satish Kulkarni with CenterPointe Hospital tells us how you can benefit from TMS Therapy if you’re suffering from depression.

NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy Extends Depression Research Leadership with New Data at U.S. Psych Congress

The NeuroStar Outcomes Registry surpasses 750 patient milestone and validates real-world outcomes for TMS therapy depression treatment MALVERN, Pa., September 15, 2017 – NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy, the established leader in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), will present clinical data and key findings from its outcomes registry and other data at the 2017 U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress (Psych Congress) in New Orleans, September 16-19, 2017. Psych Congress, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is the nation’s leading independent mental health continuing education conference for advancing psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and wellness. NeuroStar’s depression outcomes registry, which launched in November 2016 to further investigate and better understand the use of the transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy in a clinical setting, has reached 781 patients across approximately 50 treatment facilities in the United States. The registry is projected to grow to 6,000 patients across 100 different treatment facilities by 2019 – making it one of the largest registries for depression treatment. “NeuroStar is the leader in clinical...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital at Psych Congress 2017

Psych Congress is the nation’s largest conference and exhibition designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of U. S. based healthcare professionals. Psych Congress serves as a unique forum to connect the entire mental health team—psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, primary care physicians and other mental health professionals—with the foremost experts in mental health to improve patient outcomes through education. CenterPointe Hospital is among the 2,000 participants, presenters and exhibitors to attend this conference being held at the New Orleans Convention Center September 16-19. Be sure to stop by the CenterPointe Hospital exhibit booth to learn more about our mental health and addiction treatment services for adolescents, adults and senior adults. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior adults and adolescents in the metropolitan St. Louis area and throughout the country. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles (Weldon Spring)...Read More >

If you or someone you care about has difficulty with alcohol or drug misuse…CenterPointe Hospital Can HELP

If you or someone you care about has difficulty with alcohol or drug misuse… CenterPointe can help. Addiction Services Include: • Detoxification • 4-Week Residential Treatment (or as indicated) • Dual Diagnosis (Addiction & Mental Health Treatment) • Intensive Outpatient Program/Partial Hospitalization • Medication-Assisted Recovery • Family Services • Aftercare   For more information or to schedule an assessment call: 800-345-5407 Toll Free  •  636-477-2136 Admissions CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 Outpatient Locations in: St. Charles  •  St. Peters  •  West County  •  Columbia, MO

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Suicide: Know the Warning Signs

Be able to identify warning signs in an individual who may be hurting. Look for these warning signs: Verbal Direct statements such as, “I want to die,” or “I don’t want to live anymore.” Indirect statements such as, “I want to go to sleep and never wake up,” or “They’ll be sorry when I’m gone,” or “Soon this pain will be over.” Behavior Giving away possessions Composing a suicide note Discussion and/or making suicide plans Making funeral arrangements Previous suicide attempts or gestures Buying a gun, especially if the person never wanted guns in the home before Loss of interest in activities that previously brought pleasure, e.g., hobbies Scratching, marking body, or other self-destructive acts Death themes: spoken, written and in art Expression of hopelessness, helplessness and anger at self and the world Statement that family and friends would not miss them Recent loss through suicide Sudden positive behavior change following a period of depression Sudden decrease or increase in...Read More >

Suicide in Missouri: Where We Stand

University of Missouri—St. Louis In 2013, suicides outnumbered homicides by more than two to one in Missouri (958 vs. 390).* Among Missouri youth/young adults ages 15‐24, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death. More Missourians died by suicide than by motor vehicle accidents (958 vs. 757). The use of firearms is the primary means of suicide in Missouri. For over a decade, the suicide rate in Missouri has been higher than the national rate. In 2013, Missouri’s suicide rate was the 18th highest in the nation with an overall rate of 15.88 per 100,000 compared to the national rate of 13.02 per 100,000 (CDC, 2013). Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death with suicides outnumbering homicides by more than two to one. Suicides and suicide attempts/intentional self-injuries are examined here in detail by age, race, and sex in order to increase our understanding of these behaviors. Data on special populations and the means by which suicides occur are...Read More >

“UR Loved” CenterPointe Hospital Receives Kindness Rock

THE KINDNESS ROCKS PROJECT GOALS Inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way… Recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness Peace, love and understanding can only be achieved when we seek to create for the common good. For more information about The Kindness Rocks Project go to:

Opioids and Unemployment Connection in Missouri and Kansas

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo./TOPEKA, Kan./KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A strong correlation between unemployment and opioid use and abuse exists in many Missouri and Kansas counties, creating workforce challenges for employers and cycles of unemployment for many prime-age workers in both states, according to new research. The research adds a new dimension to the states’ opioid crises, and an opportunity for broader collaboration to identify causes and solutions to the problem. “This research underscores the need for health care leaders, policymakers and members of the business community to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the opioid crisis,” said Herb B. Kuhn, president and CEO of the Missouri Hospital Association. “Manufacturers, primarily in rural areas, are starting to report difficulty in pairing open positions with workers who can pass a standard drug test. The research is an additional sign that the opioid crisis is both an economic and public health issue for Kansas and Missouri.” Using federal and state datasets, the researchers examined the combined data...Read More >

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