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More Mentally Ill in Prison Than Treatment, Report Says

More Mentally Ill in Prison Than Treatment, Report Says

A new report quantifies the experience of many states, where people with mental illness end up in jail or prison after states cut treatment..

April 15, 2014 with 1 Comment
Nearly 4 Million Seriously Mentally Ill Still Without Insurance

Nearly 4 Million Seriously Mentally Ill Still Without Insurance

By Michael Ollove Stateline Some might consider Kelly Troyer of South Carolina lucky. She isn’t one of them. Thanks to the generosity of..

April 11, 2014 with 0 Comments
Irises Bloom in Raleigh

Irises Bloom in Raleigh

Photo credit: NAMI Wake County Last Sunday, volunteers for the Wake County chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness placed..

April 10, 2014 with 0 Comments
Taking a Stand Against Bullying

Taking a Stand Against Bullying

Organizations around the state use nontraditional strategies to address bullying in schools. By Hyun Namkoong In 2011, almost half of all..

April 2, 2014
Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

In rural parts of North Carolina, the option of seeing a mental health professional via video link is easing access to care. By Mebane Rash..

April 1, 2014
UNC Develops First Flowchart for Alcohol-related Hospital Admissions

UNC Develops First Flowchart for Alcohol-related Hospital Admissions

By Stephanie Soucheray Alcohol-related hospitalizations can cost about $5.1 billion annually in health care spending. Considering that..

March 18, 2014
Yes, We Have Markers!

Yes, We Have Markers!

By Melissa Radcliff This post originally appeared on the North Carolina Reading Association blog. “Do you have markers,” the child..

March 14, 2014
Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Victimization, Study Says

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Victimization, Study Says

By Taylor Sisk Almost one of every three adults living with mental illness is likely to be the victim of violence in any six-month period,..

March 7, 2014
Medicaid Reform Plan Rules Out  Privatization

Medicaid Reform Plan Rules Out Privatization

A long-awaited plan for reforming the state’s Medicaid system has been announced. By Rose Hoban After a nearly yearlong effort, state..

February 27, 2014
Helping Teens, Preventing Suicides

Helping Teens, Preventing Suicides

In an attempt to reduce the teen suicide rate and help adolescents with mental health problems, North Carolina is embracing some grassroots..

February 26, 2014
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