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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Nixon appoints new Missouri mental health director

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Nixon appoints new Missouri mental health director

( KTRS ) A longtime mental health official has been appointed director of Missouri’s Mental Health Department. Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday picked Mark Stringer to lead the department once Director Keith Schafer retires. Stringer’s appointment still must be confirmed by the state Senate. He’s set to start work July 1. Stringer now serves as […]

Nixon appoints new Missouri mental health director

( KTRS ) A longtime mental health official has been appointed director of Missouri’s Mental Health Department.

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday picked Mark Stringer to lead the department once Director Keith Schafer retires.

Stringer’s appointment still must be confirmed by the state Senate. He’s set to start work July 1.

Stringer now serves as the director of the Division of Behavioral Health, which provides services for those dealing with substance abuse or mental illness, as well as prevention efforts.

Stringer has worked in the fields of mental health and substance abuse for more than 26 years, including 16 years with the state department.

He’s been director of the Division of Behavioral Health since 2007.

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