Midwest Psychiatry Changes Their Name

We are pleased to announce that we are changing the name of Midwest Psychiatry to Independence Center Health Group. Our services, staff, and mission remain exactly the same. Midwest Psychiatry has always been the psychiatric services arm of Independence Center. This name change is part of the bigger picture of what Independence Center is doing…

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Independence Center’s Jennifer Higginbotham Transitions to Associate Director of Community Relations

(ST. LOUIS – November 16, 2018) Independence Center, a St. Louis psychosocial rehabilitation center for people with serious and persistent mental illness, has transitioned Jennifer Higginbotham as the organization’s Associate Director of Community Relations. Higginbotham has more than three decades of experience working with Independence Center and tirelessly supporting members in their recovery.   “Jennifer…

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Independence Center’s Abby Berger Promoted to Business Development Manager

St. Louis, MO – Independence Center, a St. Louis rehabilitation center for people with severe and persistent mental illness, has promoted Abigail Berger as the organization’s new Business Development Manager. Berger has been with the organization for over a year as a Development Specialist and has more than six years of marketing and account management…

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40 Stories in 40 Days

We are so excited to finally publish the 40 Stories in 40 Days project!! The 40 Stories in 40 Days project has three main objectives: (i) to provide a platform for our community to share their stories of mental illness and recovery (ii) to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness in the larger community (iii) to provide…

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What’s Going On: Message from Mark

This past April I had a chance to attend the National Council for Behavioral Health conference. As I reflected over the next couple weeks on how Independence Center will have to grow and evolve to continue serving a marginalized population, I realize now more than ever it’s the time to declare war on mental illness.…

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Donor Spotlight – In Memory of Jane H. Stupp

My mother, Jane H. Stupp, lived her life wanting to be of service to her community. Over her lifetime she was involved with many organizations in varied capacities. I have a very fond memory one year when she was in charge of mailing hundreds of flyers and she organized the neighborhood kids around our dining…

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Member Spotlight: Support from Across the Sea

Hi there, My name is Marco and I have been a member of the Independence Center since December of 2010. I volunteer as a member at the Center’s Clubhouse Shop, which has helped me develop healthy relationships, rebuild my self-esteem, and live with dignity. A year ago, I had the opportunity to visit Mosaic Clubhouse…

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Employee Spotlight: Congratulations Jonathan Long!

Congratulations to Independence Center Employment Specialist Jonathan Long who was awarded the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Volunteer Award for his exemplary service to the Illinois community. “I was surprised and honored. Service is important because there are a lot of issues in the community that need to be addressed. It’s important for people within their own…

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Anxiety – The Poem

She feels like she is suffocating. She feels like her breath is escaping her as if she was drowning. She feels the room spinning around her body. She thinks she might be having a heart attack. Her breath is picking up, she is breathing faster and faster. Flash backs are running through her head like…

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