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Substance abuse program leader speaks out following deaths of 3 in Stone County, Mo.

November 21, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Substance abuse program leader speaks out following deaths of 3 in Stone County, Mo. By Kadee Brosseau | Posted: Mon 6:08 PM, Nov 19, 2018  |  Updated: Mon 6:53 PM, Nov 19, 2018 NEAR LAMPE, Mo. — A prevention team is speaking out about a triple drug overdose in Stone County, Mo. They say the drug abuse epidemic is making […]

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Volunteer nonprofit focuses on helping children impacted by homicide

November 21, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Volunteer nonprofit focuses on helping children impacted by homicide Cat Reid Posted: 10:13 AM, Nov 19, 2018 Updated: 11:29 PM, Nov 19, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The devastating effects of homicide are felt long after the police leave and the crime scene tape comes down. Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency, a KC nonprofit, aims to help […]

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Mom who lost son to suicide visits local school

November 21, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Mom who lost son to suicide visits local school November 20th, 2018by Phillip Sitter Angie Wallace talks about suicide prevention to Blair Oaks High School students Monday. Wallace spoke on behalf of the Taylor Wallace Gilpin Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Photo by Mark Wilson /News Tribune. Angie Wallace wasn’t quite sure Monday how many times — maybe three […]

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Missouri corrections officers say they struggle to stop the prison drug pipeline

November 15, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Missouri corrections officers say they struggle to stop the prison drug pipeline POSTED 10:44 PM, NOVEMBER 5, 2018, BY CHRIS HAYES, UPDATED AT 10:48AM, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ST. LOUIS – There are more drugs inside Missouri prisons than outside, according to a former corrections officer. He said the state’s department of corrections doesn’t have enough staff to stop […]

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Osage County group showing film to raise suicide prevention awareness

November 6, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Osage County group showing film to raise suicide prevention awareness October 29th, 2018by Phillip Sitter Officials and community members in Osage County have come together in recent months to create a suicide prevention group to reduce the stigmas of talking about suicide and seeking help, including planned film screenings in Jefferson City. Susan Long, a nurse […]

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National Drug Take Back Day Saturday October 27

October 29, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

  National Drug Take Back Day Saturday October 27

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St. Louis County gets $2.25 million, city gets $50,000 to cut jail population, reform justice system

October 29, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

St. Louis County gets $2.25 million, city gets $50,000 to cut jail population, reform justice system By Nassim Benchaabane St. Louis Post-Dispatch Oct 24, 2018 St. Louis County is getting a gift of $2.25 million and St. Louis one for $50,000 to reduce their jail populations, reform their criminal justice systems and address racial and […]

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Discard unnecessary medication safely

October 17, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Discard unnecessary medication safely October 17th, 2018 The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27 at the California Police Department. The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed 6.2 million Americans abuse controlled prescription drugs, according to the DEA website. A majority of the prescribed […]

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Dog Adopted After Owner’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Suicide Note To Shelter

October 15, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Dog Adopted After Owner’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Suicide Note To Shelter “We have a happy ending to Shell’s tragic story,” Stray Rescue wrote on Instagram last week. By J. Ryne Danielson, Patch Staff | Oct 8, 2018 12:27 pm ET | Updated Oct 8, 2018 1:36 pm ET ST. LOUIS, MO — Shell the dog has a new home after Stray Rescue of St. […]

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Suicide prevention walk helps survivors and those harmed by suicide loss

October 15, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Suicide prevention walk helps survivors and those harmed by suicide loss Sunday, October 07, 2018 8:45:00 AM CDT in News By: Annabel Thorpe,KOMU 8 News Reporter COLUMBIA – Step by step, community members attended Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday at Stephens Lake Park to promote suicide awareness and provide support to survivors and people harmed by suicide loss. […]

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