Here at RFT Music we report frequently on local music events, but we're guessing that it's rare that a story of ours directly inspires one.
Last month I wrote about the music therapy program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. The story was so intense and personally touching to me that I also wrote a ... More >>
[This week's music features explores the music therapy program, headed by Christy Merrell, at St. Louis' renowned Children's Hospital. Writer Jaime Lees had more on the subject to discuss than our print wordcount constraints would allow.]
I wrote the music feature this week, and in the eight or so ... More >>
Late Friday afternoon, Senator Roy Blunt held a press conference at the Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Center in St. Louis to promote his plan to improve mental health treatment across the country.
The time is right, he told reporters, since people want concrete actions taken in response to the ... More >>
So this is spooky -- and very sad. The spooky part is this: Derek Ficik, a 26-year-old from Maryland Heights, has been charged with making a terrorist threat of a particular kind. On Sunday, cops say, he called pastor Marc Simka of Matthias' Lot Church in St. Charles and -- over the course of ... More >>
When Richard P. Martielli took the job as president of the Missouri Psychological Association last summer at age 33, he likely became the youngest person in the country to lead a state psychological association. As MPA president, he works on the legislative side of things, protecting and expanding t ... More >>
Electroshock therapy is like a relic from bad fifties science fiction (and sounds scary as hell to boot -- though we admit our opinion, just like everyone else's, has been strongly influenced by the therapy scenes in The Bell Jar and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). Pills make you feel like all you ... More >>
Psychiatry buffs rejoice and praise Xenu! The "state-of-the-art international touring exhibit" Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights is returning to Missouri for the first time since its appearance at the Jamestown Mall three years ago! You can catch ... More >>
A work in progress--it's ready now!It's bigger. It's better. And you're invited.The LGBT Center of St. Louis has moved to new digs on Manchester Avenue in the Grove, and this Sunday is an open house. From 2 to 6 p.m., stop on by the new home of the community resource for the lesbian, gay, bisexua ... More >>
For two decades, psychoanalysts have held fast to their slow, deep exploration of the psyche, reaping only scorn from the science-driven psychiatrists at Washington University. Good thing they didn't listen.