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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
Law Enforcement Officers Find Better Ways to Work With Mentally Ill

Law Enforcement Officers Find Better Ways to Work With Mentally Ill

Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered in Raleigh this week to learn about avoiding conflict with mentally ill people in the..

February 12, 2015
Wake Mental Health Patients Face Long Emergency Department Stays

Wake Mental Health Patients Face Long Emergency Department Stays

A confluence of events in late January led to dozens of mental health patients waiting for days in WakeMed’s emergency department and..

February 11, 2015
Annual Mental Health Breakfast Assembles Advocates, Service Providers and Elected Officials

Annual Mental Health Breakfast Assembles Advocates, Service Providers and Elected Officials

Medicaid expansion and reform is a topic of spirited discussion at the mental health care community’s annual gathering in Chapel Hill. By..

January 27, 2015
Emerging Progress on State’s Mental Health Crisis System

Emerging Progress on State’s Mental Health Crisis System

According to advocates and officials at a meeting in Raleigh this week, North Carolina’s network of help for people in mental health..

January 22, 2015
Preventing Burnout in Doctors Young and Old

Preventing Burnout in Doctors Young and Old

Many health care practitioners find themselves overwhelmed and depressed, yet there are few outlets for them to get help. A program at..

December 16, 2014
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