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NC Mental Health Agencies Announce Workforce-Development Collaborative

NC Mental Health Agencies Announce Workforce-Development Collaborative

By Taylor Sisk Three of North Carolina’s Medicaid mental health organizations announced last week that they’ll be jointly launching a..

April 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
Mental Health Crisis Center to Serve Caldwell, Alexander & McDowell Counties

Mental Health Crisis Center to Serve Caldwell, Alexander & McDowell Counties

A new comprehensive health care center will provide 24-hour mental health and addiction urgent care, outpatient behavioral health treatment..

April 15, 2016
McCrory Budget Emphasizes Dollars for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

McCrory Budget Emphasizes Dollars for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

As the legislative session nears, Gov. Pat McCrory makes his priorities known. By Rose Hoban Flanked by lawmakers and law enforcement..

April 12, 2016
Heroin Lives Here

Heroin Lives Here

Heroin makes its presence known in suburban, small-town and rural America. By Taylor Sisk Despite what recent headlines across the nation..

April 11, 2016
Lawmakers Look for Ways to Help Foster, Homeless Kids

Lawmakers Look for Ways to Help Foster, Homeless Kids

Thousands of kids in the foster care system founder as they reach adulthood. But there’s movement in the General Assembly to make..

April 7, 2016
From Nayarit to Your Neighborhood: Heroin’s Path to a Ready Local Market

From Nayarit to Your Neighborhood: Heroin’s Path to a Ready Local Market

A conference in Asheville convened law enforcement officers and health care professionals concerned about drug trafficking in Western North..

April 4, 2016
Study: Primary Care Doctors Often Don’t Help Patients Manage Depression

Study: Primary Care Doctors Often Don’t Help Patients Manage Depression

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Although primary care doctors frequently see patients with depression, they typically do less to..

March 29, 2016
Potent Opioid Causing Overdose Deaths in NC

Potent Opioid Causing Overdose Deaths in NC

Furanylfentanyl mixed into heroin has been catching users unawares, and overwhelming attempts to save them. By Rose Hoban Word is spreading..

March 23, 2016
Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Available in North Carolina

Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Available in North Carolina

In the past week, two agencies responsible for public money to confront substance use have announced initiatives to make naloxone more..

March 23, 2016
Legislators, Advocates Discuss Stemming the Flow of Mentally Ill to Prison

Legislators, Advocates Discuss Stemming the Flow of Mentally Ill to Prison

This year’s annual legislative mental health breakfast addressed why there are so many people with mental illness in prison and what..

March 21, 2016
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