Act Now To Get Ahead of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S.

St. Louis Public Radio May 13, 20206:00 AM ET Yuki Noguchi Correspondent, Business Desk Mental health specialists are working now to bolster the resilience of Americans who are suffering from feelings of despair — in hopes of preventing increases in suicides among people who are under increased pressure during the coronavirus pandemic. Time is of […]

Coping With Fear and Uncertainty Amid the Corona Virus

The Corona Virus: Coping with Fear and Uncertainty Read original article by Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP HERE Facing unknowns is very difficult. In the face of an epidemic, we are uncertain how to respond. Threatened by contagion, terrified by unknown risks, we move into survival mode. We worry. We ruminate. We have the urge to […]

CenterPointe Hospital Dietary Department is the WINNER of the 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award!

CenterPointe Hospital’s Dietary Department, led by Gina Tretter, Director, won the 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award for 2019, presented by the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection.  CenterPointe Hospital’s Dietary Department was selected from 1,400 facilities in St. Charles County, Missouri. The 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award is […]

CDC Reports U.S. Overall Drug Overdose Death Rate Down, But Opioid Overdose Death Rate Up by 10% in 2018

The age-adjusted rate of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2018 was 4.6% lower than the rate in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. New data from the National Vital Statistics System also show there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2018, 4.1% fewer than the 70,237 deaths […]

Lawmakers want to help first responders get treatment for PTSD

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains details that some readers might find disturbing. JEFFERSON CITY — First responders recounted traumatizing experiences in vivid detail during a Missouri Senate committee hearing Tuesday. “If you’ve ever held a limb separated from a person, it’s weird,” said Ben Chlapek of the Mid-America Regional Council and Missouri EMS Association. “And […]

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 […]

Glenn Close Starts Conversations About Mental Health

Read original article HERE. “My world changed,” actress Glenn Close says, “when my sister, Jessie, came up to me one summer day and said, ‘I need your help. I can’t stop thinking about killing myself.’” The award-winning actress had no experience talking about mental illness, despite a family history of depression, alcoholism, and suicide. “We […]

True You Recovery Opening at CenterPointe Hospital 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 a SAFE SPACE for members of the LGBTQ+ community to access substance use treatment. In addition to providing a comprehensive substance use […]

Happy 1st Year Anniversary to CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia! October 31, 2019

Thank you to our physicians, administration and staff for their compassion and commitment to excellence in providing the highest quality of care for all those who walk through our doors. We thank our patients for allowing us to serve you. We applaud you on your bravery and we make it our promise to help you […]

Today is National Depression Screening Day

Roughly 40 million adults in the U.S. struggle with depression or anxiety. National Depression Screening Day is held annually on October 10. It’s important for many reasons. First, it can help people make an informed diagnosis. It also takes depression out of the darkness. And perhaps most important, it can bring help to those who […]

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