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Response to the recent Department of Justice motion filed

January 18, 2017

If you were diagnosed with a chronic illness tomorrow, how would your life change? Imagine the amount of time and energy that would go into your care. Imagine interacting with a healthcare system that’s disjointed, unorganized, and doesn’t intervene until you are very sick. The specialists you need may not even be available in your more »

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 16, 2017

NAMI NC will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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How Teletherapy Addresses Mental Health Needs

January 11, 2017

An acute need for more and easier access to mental health treatment and improvements in communications technology have set off a boom in remote therapy, but strict licensing rules and varying state laws are hampering its growth. Like telehealth in general, using videoconferencing, smartphones and other technology to treat mental illness has long been recognized more »

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Public libraries in North Carolina offer self-serve mental health screening

January 4, 2017

Dec. 21, 2016 Residents of Camden and Currituck counties in North Carolina can now screen themselves for mental health and substance abuse conditions without having to visit a medical facility, according to The Daily Advance. Kiosks offering the screenings were set up at the public libraries in both counties last week. The “Access Point” kiosk more »

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How virtual reality can help you conquer your worst fears

Name your fear. A sense of dread strikes you at the thought of having to hop onto a crowded train. You squirm as the doctor approaches you with a needle. You tremble and tuck your head between your legs as the plane warms up its engine. You freeze as your secret crush walks past you. more »

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