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2017 Policy and Legislative Priorities

February 14, 2017

Each year, NAMI North Carolina surveys membership for the creation of our public policy priorities. The NAMI North Carolina Public Policy Committee, comprised of NAMI North Carolina members, create the priorities, which are approved by the NAMI North Carolina Board of Directors. Learn more about our 2017 Policy and Legislative Priorities.

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A Place to Go for Prompt Help with Behavioral Health Problems

February 6, 2017

February 1, 2017 | by Thomas Goldsmith The young woman knew she needed help, she said, after she bit her husband’s thumb to the bone, then jumped out of a car traveling 45 miles per hour. Melissa Leonard, 21, of Lincoln County, admitted herself in late January to Cleveland Crisis and Recovery Center, a 16-bed more »

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A family’s journey toward overcoming mental illness

February 2, 2017

BY GARY D. GADDY | January 17, 2017 It’s the phone call you never want to get. The middle-school counselor calls to tell you that your seventh-grader is delusional and is saying crazy things, and the school has called the police to take him to the hospital for evaluation and possible involuntary commitment. I got more »

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Opening Up to Others about Your Mental Health

By Laura Greenstein | Jan. 30, 2017 Have you ever had a conversation with someone that tempted you to open up about something incredibly personal, but you hesitated due to the fear of that person’s reaction? Were you worried that telling them would alter their perception of you? Many people experience this feeling as they more »

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When kids with mental illness can’t live at home

January 31 Kelly Burch Many of Christine Walker’s friends are just starting to help their teenage children plan to leave home, whether for a job, college or a gap year. But Walker’s 16-year-old son Schuyler has already lived away from his family for seven years, spending nearly half his life in residential treatment programs and more »

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