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"Because I can see how our support group members follow the coping strategies to bring more understanding and balance to how they support their loved ones with mental illness."
Fran Smith


December 9, 2014 - Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs 

November 7, 2014 -  Robin William's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide 

November 3, 2014 - Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia 

October 10, 2014 - Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill  

August 27, 2014 - Comic Book Stars World's First Hero With Autism 

August 20, 2014 - Civilians With PTSD: How Military and Jet-Ordeal Research Might Help 


      October 7, 2012 -  Sleep Deprivation May Reduce PTSD Risk

      September 18, 2012 - Youths Cautiously Sharing Mental Health Histories      

      August 27, 2012 - Stress Creates Significant Health, Mental Risks for Police

      August 24, 2012 - Good News for Mental Illness in Health Law

      August 22, 2012 - 9 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You Have Depression

      August 21, 2012 - Letting Go: Getting Over the Guilt

      August 14, 2012 - Living with Schizophrenia: Haunted by Voices

      August 13, 2012 - NFL Star Herschel Walker at Lejuene to help end stigma surrounding mental illness

      June 2, 2012 - Patricia Todd: Employing People with Mental Illness Can Benefit Everyone

      April 12, 2012 - How Family and Friends Can Aid Mental Health Recovery

      April 6, 2012 - Employer Can't Fire Workers With Bipolar Disorder, Court Rules.

      April 2, 2012 - Skate Boarding Her Way Through Bout With Mental Illness

      March 26, 2012 -  Mental Illness in Children: Know the Signs  

      March 8, 2012 - 45.9 Million Americans Suffered From Mental Illness Last Year

     February 29, 2012 - Actors try to reach teens with stories of mental illness

      December 22, 2011 - Don't Let The Holiday Turn Into A "Blue Christmas"

      December 12, 2011 - Mental Illness: It's A Family Affair

      December 5, 2011 - Rural Suicides Follow Medicaid Cuts

      October 12, 2011 - McCLellan: Friend Comes Through for Troubled Woman

     September 22, 2011 - Helping Someone With A Mental Illness

     August 29, 2011 - KSF Remembers Auntie Pattie 

     August 22, 2011 - The Faces Behind Bipolar Disorder

     August 9, 2011 - Dolphins WR Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder

I want to thank you both and the group for helping me cope with the loss of my daughter. I will be forever grateful. I still have my moments, but I could not have made it this far without KSF. Attending the meetings is one of the best things I did for myself.”
Susan Hall, O'Fallon, IL

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