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Personal Stories Illuminate State’s Drug Epidemic

As the fatal reach of illegal and prescription drugs increases in North Carolina, federal, state and local officials seek comment from the..

September 27, 2016 with 0 Comments
Could Drug Diversion Programs Tested In Urban Areas Work for Rural, Too?

Could Drug Diversion Programs Tested In Urban Areas Work for Rural, Too?

After witnessing too many opioid overdose deaths, law enforcement officers decide to get pro-active. By Taylor Sisk Daily Yonder There is..

September 15, 2016 with 0 Comments
Rally Cheers Addiction Recovery, Seeks Freedom from Stigma

Rally Cheers Addiction Recovery, Seeks Freedom from Stigma

The annual event brought together advocates and former addicts, looking for increased visibility for successful recovery from substance..

September 13, 2016 with 1 Comment
Memories and Art Mix for Dementia Patients at the Nasher

Memories and Art Mix for Dementia Patients at the Nasher

A monthly program gives people coping with memory loss a day of friendship and stimulation. By Rose Hoban Stephanie Kahn stands in front of..

September 9, 2016
Moms Of Sick Babies Face Critical Needs, Too

Moms Of Sick Babies Face Critical Needs, Too

There’s little research on how mom’s with newborns in the NICU cope. But by all accounts, their needs are being ignored. By..

September 6, 2016
New Cherry Hospital Makes Its Debut, Three Years Late

New Cherry Hospital Makes Its Debut, Three Years Late

The state’s newest psychiatric facility was plagued by delays. Now that it’s open, will there be fewer people in the state’s..

August 31, 2016
Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

An eastern North Carolina conference gathers agencies from multiple counties to collaborate on helping kids affected by the state’s..

August 28, 2016
Help for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clients in Rural WNC Counties

Help for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clients in Rural WNC Counties

A new crisis center for mental health patients in five mountain counties should relieve the pressure on emergency departments. By Thomas..

August 24, 2016
Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

The rate of suicide in the transgender community is staggeringly high. This week, activists gathered in Asheville to find ways to change..

August 16, 2016
Mental-Health Initiatives Get Once-over from State Community & Family Advisory Council

Mental-Health Initiatives Get Once-over from State Community & Family Advisory Council

By Thomas Goldsmith North Carolinians from Buncombe County to Little Washington, with a stake in the consumer side of mental health care,..

August 16, 2016
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