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IN THE NEWS: NAMI North Carolina

August 18, 2016

NAMI NC seeks to recognize the individuals, affiliates, volunteers, partners, legislators, and organizations who have worked tirelessly to support our mission of promoting recovery and optimizing the quality of life for North Carolinians with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy, and research. For individual awards, any member, non-member, or affiliate may nominate someone for an award.

There are several award categories that are considered. Please review the eligible award categories listed here and complete the Read More

    The 2016 Annual NAMI North Carolina Statewide Conference will take place October 7-8 in Downtown Raleigh. This two-day conference is your chance to learn about the latest research, discover resources that you may not have known were there, develop a talent for advocacy and foster a better understanding of issues relating to mental illness.

    Don’t delay and register now to take advantage of the Early Bird rates! Registration for the conference includes refreshments, lunch, and access to the Read More

    Donna Kester, Communications Coordinator for NAMI Moore County, was kind enough to provide a summary of Jack Register’s visit to their monthly meeting. 

    NAMI Moore County had the privilege of hosting NAMI North Carolina Executive Director, Jack Register, at our monthly meeting on Monday, August 1, 2016. Jack was accompanied by two members of the NAMI NC staff, Beth Ann Mellinger, Helpline Associate, and John Golchin, Operations and IPS Associate. Jack used the opportunity to discuss the returning of consumer’s to the workforce with Read More

    Dixie Branch, NAMI Guilford President, was kind enough to provide a summary of this panel on Wednesday, July 27 in Greensboro, NC. 

    Jacqueline King, the Greensboro Human Relations Vice Chairman, suggested that Greensboro host a series of community panel discussions around mental health. Series one (in May) was Navigating Health Care and series two (in June) was Navigating Education. Wednesday, July 27 was the third in the five part series on Mental Health. This month’s topic was Police and Public Safety Read More

    Public-health officials, elected office holders, family members of mental-health patients and those working in the behavioral-health community all describe frustrations with getting one’s bearings amid the rapid pace of consolidation in North Carolina’s mental-health system since 2001. (Pixabay)

    “Let me tell you it was a horrible nightmare — my staff was pulling its hair out,” Peggy Terhune said.

    During the two decades that she’s overseen North Carolina mental-health care provider network Monarch, the agencies Terhune has dealt with for Medicaid and state-funded Read More

    Tim and Dawn Woody’s daughter has been in and out of 22 mental health facilities in less than five years

    Never allowed to stay more than 30 days at a time, managing her bipolar disorder has been difficult

    Forcing families to go from crisis to crisis provides no continuity of care, wastes obscene amounts of money and makes recovery almost impossible

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