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Needle Disposal Bill Moves Forward

Needle Disposal Bill Moves Forward

A pilot project would make it easier to dispose of needles used for drug injection without fear of penalty. By Rose Hoban The North..

April 28, 2015 with 0 Comments
DHHS Grant Money Provides Crisis Solutions Training for McDowell EMS

DHHS Grant Money Provides Crisis Solutions Training for McDowell EMS

A state Department of Health and Human Services grant will be used to train EMS staff in mental health and substance abuse assessment and..

April 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

Dare County tackles a shortage of substance abuse and mental health services. By Taylor Sisk “Opiates took this place by storm,”..

April 20, 2015 with 1 Comment
Mental Health Advocates Share Their Stories with Lawmakers

Mental Health Advocates Share Their Stories with Lawmakers

Mental health advocates shared their stories with legislators to persuade them to protect funding for mental health, expand access to care..

April 15, 2015 with 1 Comment
Help for Those in Need … from Those Who Know

Help for Those in Need … from Those Who Know

A Winston-Salem advocate presses forward with plans for a peer-run respite center intended to keep people with mental health and substance..

April 8, 2015
New Mental Health Center to Serve 11 WNC Counties

New Mental Health Center to Serve 11 WNC Counties

Department of Health and Human Services grant funding will be used to provide a 24-hour urgent care and crisis facility for mental health..

March 9, 2015
Legislators Contemplate Privatizing State-run Substance Abuse Centers

Legislators Contemplate Privatizing State-run Substance Abuse Centers

A legislative study recommends integrating state substance abuse treatment facilities into a community-based system run by local mental..

March 5, 2015
Catching Emotional and Developmental Problems in Homeless Children

Catching Emotional and Developmental Problems in Homeless Children

A new study shows children experiencing homelessness are at more risk of mental health and developmental problems. By Whitney L.J. Howell..

March 2, 2015
Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Without adequate funds, group homes for people with mental health and developmental disabilities are at risk of closure. By Rose Hoban..

February 23, 2015
Reducing Harm from Heroin & Opiate Drugs Gains Traction at NCGA

Reducing Harm from Heroin & Opiate Drugs Gains Traction at NCGA

Legislators, law enforcement officials, students and advocates met in Raleigh to discuss ways to reduce overdose deaths and make police..

February 13, 2015
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