Need input-attachment disorder

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Registered: 05-13-2004
Need input-attachment disorder
Thu, 06-08-2006 - 5:33pm

Hello Ladies,

This board is new to me-my kids are grown and I am a Nana twice-but a really good friend has a problem with his daughter that I need help with. Basically this 16 yr old is ruining her life and her parent's. I do not blame her, but I need some ifo to help. She is almost 17, adopted from Russia at age 5. The behavior spectrum has ranged from sexual acting out, issues with drugs, school issues, you name it. While she has seen several people, no one has ever used the words "attachment disorder" until I did today.
I need a name or info about how to get a person/agency to help in the St. Louis, MO area. I have tried just a basic search, but can't get anywhwere. I thought I would come here and ask for input. I don't see a board for this issue here, is there one? A lot of kids that age came over in the 90's, they can't all be fine but this one. We want a happy life for this child, is it too late?
I appreciate any help, you can answer here or email me at:
Thank you all so much,

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 06-08-2006 - 10:42pm

Hi Deb and welcome to the board.



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 06-09-2006 - 3:54am -

Department of Mental Health
1706 East Elm, P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-3070; (800) 364-9687

Mental Health Association of St. Louis
1905 S. Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63104-1542
(314) 773-1399

NAMI National Alliances for the Mentally Ill of Missouri
1001 Southwest Boulevard, Suite E
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 634-7727; (800) 374-2138
NAMI provides advocacy, education about mental health disorders, referrals, workshops , and support services for parents, caregivers, and schools. Additional NAMI offices are located in Columbia, Rolla, Springfield, St Louis, and Kansas City.