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Former Brunswick hospital site sold, mental health facility planned

December 2, 2016

Past owner Centre Development Co. II LLC sells property for $1.6 million to a group that plans to convert the facility into a behavioral and mental health facility. This is a corrected version of an earlier story. Trillium Health Resources contracts with Coastal Horizons in Shallotte to provide services to Brunswick County. SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — more »

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North Carolina health regulators seeks applicants for behavioral health projects

State health regulators are attempting to flesh out the next wave of recommendations by a task force on behavioral health appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory has pushed for mental-health and substance-abuse care reform since taking office in 2013, drawing rare bipartisan support. The 2016-17 state budget provided $20 million to help fund pilot projects more »

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Advocates Worry Mental Health First Aid Skirts Serious Mental Illness

Advocates for people with severe mental illness say the mental health training doesn’t address the most dire needs. Advocates of mental health first aid hope to make the program as common as CPR training. (ISTOCKPHOTO) A bill that would expand a program aimed at training ordinary people to recognize and intercede when they see signs more »

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Mental Health Treatment Is A Privilege Many People Can’t Afford

GETTY IMAGES/VETTA I previously shared my truth about my battle with depression and self-injury in a piece I wrote titled “An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health.” Not only did I openly share my experiences with depression, but I urged other black women to break away from the cultural stigma surrounding mental illness, more »

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Could celebrities’ stories destigmatize mental illness for the masses?

Michael Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Britney Spears — speculating about celebrity mental health sagas is nothing new. The latest newsmaker is rapper Kanye West: West canceled remaining stops on his “Saint Pablo” tour after a recent series of outbursts while performing; he was later taken to a Los Angeles hospital. TMZ reported Tuesday that West suffers more »

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