Vocational Rehabilitation

If you want to work but have a disability that keeps you from finding, keeping or advancing in a job, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) may be able to help you. VR specializes in employment and training services that can assist you in becoming employed. A VR counselor will determine your eligibility for services. To be eligible, you need to have a physical or mental impairment that causes problems with working and need VR services to be successfully employed. Once eligible, you will work with a counselor who will help you develop a plan for your rehabilitation. We will give you vocational information and guidance allowing you to make informed choices about your vocational plan.

website: https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/vocational-rehabilitation

National Association of Social Workers – Missouri chapter

We are dedicated to keeping you current and well-informed, so we update our website content consistently. Our website information is not exhaustive to everyone’s needs. You will find very helpful the additional resources and materials in our NASW Missouri News (member newsletter), our member e-mail announcements, and the NASW National website at: www.socialworkers.org.  Please visit as often as possible!


website: http://www.nasw-heartland.org/?page=MOHome

Fresh Start Property Management

We provide sober living housing in the Columbia, Missouri area.  We have 43 rooms across 9 properties. Each room is fully furnished with cable and internet.  The cost is $100 per week and this includes their individual room in the home, internet, utilities and cable.  The houses range from 3 to 8 bedrooms.  We have them sign a behavioral contract that they stay sober and attend at least 3 recovering meetings a week.  All houses are centrally located on bus routes and walking distance from recovery meetings, social services and business districts.  I have attached our logo.  Please let me know if you need anything further.


Broadway Pharmacy, LTC

Broadway Pharmacy, LTC provides quality care and cost efficiency to the long-term care facility. This Show-Me-State owned and operated long-term care pharmacy combines the most advanced medication management technologies with the old-fashioned individual personalized care that you and your residents deserve. Whether it be for assisted living or residential care, Broadway Pharmacy, LTC understand the unique needs of the long-term care community.  Broadway Pharmacy, LTC meets those needs to make the care providers job easier while helping the resident maintain a healthier life.





Night Owl Support Systems, LLC  was founded, developed and is driven by people that work with individuals with disabilities.  We use innovative technology to provide Remote Monitoring during nighttime hours, affording people a greater  degree of independence, safety and security.  Our mission is to deliver quality in-home support with the use of technology while becoming a valuable and meaningful part of people’s lives.

For more information, please visit: nossllc.com

Dr. Lloyd Sederer signing Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight

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In Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight, Dr. Lloyd Sederer draws upon four decades of diverse clinical practice, mental health research and public health experience to create a memorable volume that is as elegant as it is instructive. The book aims to help clinicians improve the lives of their patients–and patients to improve their own lives–by identifying these secrets and taking action in ways that can work immediately, closing the science-to-practice gap. In addition to mental health and primary care clinicians, patients and their families will find the books many stories, clinical examples and cultural references fascinating and illuminating. The books four foundational truths, all hiding in plain sight and all eminently actionable, are – Behavior serves a purpose. The search for meaning and the identification and communication value of a behavior are too often overlooked aspects of mental health care and a lost opportunity with and for patients and their families.- The power of attachment. The force of attachment as a human need and drive must be harnessed if we are to change painful and problem behaviors. Relationships are the key to remedying human suffering — both individual and collective. – As a rule, less is more. Mental health treatments, both medical and psychosocial, have often been aggressive, from high doses of drugs to intensive sessions and psychic confrontation in individual and group psychotherapy. Unfortunately, these high risk efforts infrequently provide help and often have unwanted and problematic effects. Primum non nocere — first, do no harm — is the first law of medicine.- Chronic stress is the enemy. From adverse childhood experiences to posttraumatic stress, chronic stress can be an underlying factor in the development of many mental disorders. However, chronic stress can be understood and contained, thereby reducing its damage.

Dr. Sederer synthesizes the knowledge gained through his considerable experience as a psychiatrist with insights gleaned from history, research and literature to address the four truths in a systematic, yet lively, manner. The result is a book of rare grace. Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight will be a touchstone for the clinician and general reader alike.

Lloyd Sederer has written this book to help laypeople and practitioners see whats right before their eyes, but often unnoticed. He explores four secrets that behaviors have meaning, that attachment is central to health (and recovery), that doing more often means doing more harm, and that chronic stress may be the most debilitating condition of life…This is well worth reading, digesting, and using as a foundation for interactions between clinicians and the people they aim to serve.–Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Mental Health America

There are secrets hiding in plain sight, so writes Dr. Lloyd Sederer in his new (10th!) book, which can make a real difference in the lives of people with mental and addictive disorders and their families. He is not only right; he reveals these secrets using stories, anecdotes, science, and history. This is a must and wonderful read for clinicians and for those affected by these all so common conditions. –Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Dr. Joseph Wegman signing Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, Third Edition

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Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, Third Edition
Congratulations to Joe Wegmann, and his book, Psychopharmacology, 3rd Edition, for winning a silver medal at the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for editorial and design excellence in the Professional & Technical Category.

This is the definitive guide and desk reference for healthcare professionals and patients to expand their knowledge in the pharmacological and behavioral treatment of psychosis, anxiety, depression, bipolar, insomnia and ADHD.

New to the third edition:

  • DSM-5® and psychotropic medication prescribing
  • New risk factors with antidepressants
  • Anxiety treatment — what should not be medicated
  • Herbal and other alternative treatments
  • Latest in geriatric psychopharmacology
  • Psychotropic medication discontinuation-safe strategies that work
  • Additive and combination medication protocols
  • Newly released psychiatric medications
  • Dosage Range Charts

Fulton State Hospital

Fulton State Hospital, authorized in 1847 and opened in 1851, is the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River. The hospital is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and has been accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) since 1984.

For more information, please visit: https://dmh.mo.gov/fulton/