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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 with 1 Comment
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 with 0 Comments
Greentree: Creating a Place For Behavioral Health Patients To Help

Greentree: Creating a Place For Behavioral Health Patients To Help

Providing a place where behavioral health patients feel at home is the strength of Winston-Salem’s Greentree Peer Center. By Thomas..

August 15, 2016 with 1 Comment
Congressional Mental-health Bill Meets Opposition from Advocates, Snags in Senate

Congressional Mental-health Bill Meets Opposition from Advocates, Snags in Senate

A Congressional bill would change the way federal funding for mental health care and treatment gets done. But North Carolina advocates have..

August 10, 2016 with 5 Comments
NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News staff and writers were on the grounds of the old Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh Saturday collecting stories of people who..

July 25, 2016
Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: Social Media, Isolation and Risky Behavior

Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: Social Media, Isolation and Risky Behavior

Lee Storrow, the head of the NC AIDS Action Network, is in Durban, South Africa for the 2016 International Conference on AIDS to present..

July 22, 2016
Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

North Carolina became the third state in the nation with a standing order to allow pharmacists to give naloxone to people without a..

July 5, 2016
Needle/ Syringe Exchange Bill Has Good Shot at Becoming Law

Needle/ Syringe Exchange Bill Has Good Shot at Becoming Law

North Carolina could become the 33rd state allowing syringe and needle exchange programs in an effort to slow the transmission of HIV and..

July 1, 2016
State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

Only one more vote is needed until the state budget goes to the Governor. By Thomas Goldsmith The state House on Thursday approved on first..

July 1, 2016
Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

A bill that popped up late in the legislative session erodes some protections for residents of problematic long-term care facilities. By..

June 30, 2016
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