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IN THE NEWS: NAMI North Carolina

June 30, 2016

June 26, 2016

RALEIGH – Funding for mental health initiatives continues to be a focus for leaders in our state.

Friday’s gubernatorial debate highlighted the contrast of ideologies from both Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper, but one thing they both agree on is the need for more mental health funding.

“One thing we’ve got to do is make sure we provide the funding for mental health and substance abuse and addiction treatment,” Cooper said.

“There is no discrimination when it comes to Read More

    June 14, 2016

    In the wake of mass shootings such as the one perpetrated in Orlando this past weekend, questions invariably arise about the best ways to prevent such events from happening again.

    This week is no different. In fact, in the context of the heated presidential race, the questions came quickly and sharply, with presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump quickly blaming “radical Islam” and Hillary Clinton and other Democratic leaders calling for more stringent restrictions on access to guns and assault Read More

    In April, the World Health Organization released a groundbreaking study that established a definitive link between mental health and economic productivity. The findings were both depressing and hopeful. On the downside, depression and anxiety disorders cost the world nearly U.S. $1 trillion annually . On the upside, every dollar invested in treating those disorders leads to a return of $4 in terms of the ability to work and thus contribute to the economy.

    Nava Ashraf Read More

    Jun 15 2016 ARLINGTON, Va., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds the passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, in the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

    The bill, which was introduced by Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson(D-Texas), will improve mental health care for Americans.

    “Today, 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition. With the right help, people can live well and thrive, but at least half of people with mental illness Read More

    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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