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Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

A new breed of counselors are getting trained to help out in the mental health system, and they know the system well. Peer-support..

August 21, 2014 with 0 Comments
Orange County Mental Health Court Provides Alternative

Orange County Mental Health Court Provides Alternative

A special court aims to help people with mental health problems who get caught in the criminal justice system to escape the revolving door...

August 20, 2014 with 0 Comments
Learning to Breathe Deeply in Maximum Security

Learning to Breathe Deeply in Maximum Security

Inmates find peace of mind and inner strength during a yoga class at the state’s largest women’s prison. By Hyun Namkoong Rays..

August 12, 2014 with 0 Comments
Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

A Q&A with an expert from Duke University who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence. by Lois Beckett, ProPublica..

August 8, 2014
Advocates, Lawmakers Debate Over Involuntary Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment

Advocates, Lawmakers Debate Over Involuntary Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment

Pending federal legislation calls for investment in assisted outpatient treatment for people with severe psychiatric problems. Local..

July 28, 2014
Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

A report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness details the difficulties people with mental illnesses have finding and keeping work...

July 11, 2014
Mental Health Care Reconstruction: Two Visions

Mental Health Care Reconstruction: Two Visions

Two mental health bills in Congress offer alternative approaches to mental health care, and advocates in North Carolina are carefully..

July 8, 2014
Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

By Jasmin Singh The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing legislative staff to study ways to..

July 3, 2014
Health Care Issues Among Flurry of Last-minute Bills

Health Care Issues Among Flurry of Last-minute Bills

Wednesday’s regulatory and reform committee meeting showed how political maneuvering can get special interests sneaked into an omnibus,..

June 19, 2014
Legislators Reconsider Who’s Eligible for the Death Penalty

Legislators Reconsider Who’s Eligible for the Death Penalty

By Jasmin Singh People with intellectual disabilities who sit on death row may find their sentences commuted to life in prison as North..

June 19, 2014
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