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Overcoming Communication Challenges in Treating Suicidal Patients

Regaining a sense of self-worth, belonging and  hopefulness are key elements to defeating depression, according to Douglas A. Landy, MD.  Learn more HERE.

St. Louis Makes Forbes List of Top 25 Places to Visit in the U.S. in 2020

US Travel: 25 Best Places To Visit In 2020 Laura Begley Bloom Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. ForbesWomen Transformative Travel: I look at how travel can change lives Where: St. Louis, Missouri Chosen by: Marcia DeSanctis writes for Vogue, Departures, Travel + Leisure and Air Mail, and is the author of a New York Times best-selling book about France. Why: Why doesn’t everyone visit St. Louis, Missouri? And frankly, move there? As American cities go, it’s as vibrant, diverse and hip as it gets, and if that’s surprising, stop in next time you’re flying from New York to LA. Though the city endured some rough economic times in postindustrial years, start-up culture is redefining its economy in big, positive ways. That, on top of a legacy of architectural masterpieces from its moneyed past make the city the rarest of paradoxes: a cool city with class. Name another steal-your-breath experience like the moment the 630-foot arch...Read More >

St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH)

The St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH) is a non-profit that operates a volunteer-run peer support helpline service in the St. Louis region. SQSH’s mission is to serve and strengthen the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community by providing an empathetic listening ear, by connecting callers safely and reliably to LGBTQIA-affirming resources, and by increasing the visibility of LGBTQIA+ concerns, needs, and resources in the St. Louis region. Call SQSH anytime between Fridays – Sundays, 1PM – 5PM at 314-380-7774 (Toll Free: 844-785-7774) to receive free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support, resources, and referrals – for the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community, by the community. Learn more at

MHA Snow Ball Gala 2019: Promoting Mental Wellness for Everyone

Winter Wonderland at CenterPointe!

Penguins, polar bears, giant snowflakes and ice-capped mountains create a Winter Wonderland backdrop for the CenterPointe Hospital Staff Holiday Party.

CenterPointe Names October Employee of the Month, Sarah D.

CenterPointe Hospital is pleased to announce that Sarah D. has been named the CenterPointe Hospital Employee of the Month for October 2019! Sarah joined CPH in March of 2018 as a Mental Health Tech I and was promoted to Mental Health Tech II in October of this year. Nominations included the following accolades about Sarah: “Sarah is known for her warmth and congeniality towards patients and staff, her ability to make new staff members feel welcome and her flexibility and dependability.” “Sarah is a self-starter, she identifies situations that need immediate attention and deals with them proficiently and in a way that does not draw attention to her actions.” “Sarah is a very hard worker – I never have to ask her to do anything because she has already completed the task.” Congratulations, Sarah! From the Administration and Staff of CenterPointe Hospital

Recipes for Feats and Fails 2019

Multiple organizations presented on their 2019 drug/alcohol prevention and treatment programs at the December St. Louis NCADA Meeting.

A New Treatment for Alzheimer’s? It Starts With Lifestyle

Read original article HERE. Sally Weinrich knew something was terribly wrong. On two separate occasions, she forgot to pick up her grandkids from school, and she kept mixing up their names. The 70-year-old retired nursing professor had to face reality. Her worsening symptoms — the forgetfulness and confusion, the difficulties communicating and organizing activities — weren’t just stress or the normal wear and tear of aging. She lived in a matchless setting, on a lake in South Carolina, nestled in a bucolic wood. She swam daily and kayaked three days a week. But even her purposefully healthy lifestyle couldn’t protect her from the darkness she feared most: Alzheimer’s disease. In 2015, imaging tests revealed the presence of amyloid plaques, the sticky proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease that collect around brain cells and interfere with relaying messages. Weinrich also eventually learned she carried the ApoE4 gene, which increases the odds of developing Alzheimer’s. The disease was diagnosed after a neuropsychological evaluation....Read More >

True You Recovery Opening December 16, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT!at CenterPointe Hospital OPENING DECEMBER 16, 2019 The St. Louis area’s first RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER for substance use treatment dedicated to meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ members. True You Recovery is a designated SAFE SPACE for members of the LGBTQ+ community to access substance use treatment. In addition to providing a comprehensive substance use treatment curriculum, True You Recovery will also provide: A safe environment – emotionally, psychologically & physically – for members to go through this journey with their community An environment which allows clients to be their authentic self throughout treatment Gender inclusive rooming, gender affirming environment Affirming therapists and staff Peer support, family support For more information or to make a referral, call: 800-345-5407 Toll Free or 636-477-2136 Admission, Option 1

New 3-digit number for Suicide Prevention Hotline Proposed by FCC

FCC moves ahead with proposal for new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline.  Learn more HERE.

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