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IN THE NEWS: NAMI North Carolina

June 17, 2016

NAMI NC Executive Director, Jack Register, was quoted in a recent article in the News & Observer about the Governor’s Task Force.

By Lynn Bonner, News & Observer

A task force on mental health and substance abuse, meeting under Gov. Pat McCrory’s direction, is looking at the intersection of drug addiction, mental illness and incarceration. The goal is to get policies, and money, directed toward improved care.

The task force has reviewed two dozen recommendations that included providing more affordable housing, education for Read More

    NAMI North Carolina, part of the largest grassroots organization for people affected by mental illness, is seeking to further investigate how people living with mental illness interact with the criminal justice system. NAMI North Carolina is seeking its members’ feedback on an initial area of focus for research and education to the public and NAMI NC affiliates. Please click on the link below and let us know your thoughts by March 5th by answering the one multiple choice question! Thank you!

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    The National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina (NAMI North Carolina) is part of the nation’s largest grassroots organization representing those affected by mental health conditions. Through education, awareness, advocacy, & support, NAMI North Carolina represents the interests of all North Carolinians who are affected by mental health conditions, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, language, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We affirm that youth and adults who identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer and Read More

    Last legislative session, the General Assembly passed the 2016 – 2017 spending plan for the state. While some promising initiatives received funding, such as the creation of a statewide bed registry for behavioral health beds, the spending plan also makes significant funding cuts that NAMI North Carolina believes will have an adverse impact on mental health services in North Carolina.

    Over the next two years, the General Assembly will cut $262 million in “single stream funding” which supports people who are Read More

    We’ve sent 20,000 messages to Congress to urge them to reform mental health care.

    We need to send 20,000 more.

    Congress needs to see perfectly clearly how important mental health care is to our country. Congress doesn’t need glasses to see 20/20—it needs your advocacy.

    Contact Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, two House Committee leaders who will help decide the future of health care reform, and urge them to move comprehensive mental health reform (HR 2646) forward.

    With your help, the Read More

    Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.

    Why is it Read More

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