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NAMI North Carolina Announces New Executive Director

September 13, 2019

RALEIGH, NC – The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina (NAMI NC), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness, proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Garry Crites as NAMI NC’s new Executive Director after an extensive search. He is succeeding Deby Dihoff, the more »

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Recent Updates from the NC DHHS

September 5, 2019

People receiving Medicaid can fill prescriptions early. Effective September 3, Medicaid is allowing for early refills of prescriptions. NC Medicaid enrolled pharmacy providers have been approved to fill these prescriptions early and will follow applicable co-pay requirements. This early refill is being allowed while the Governor’s State of Emergency order remains in place to ensure that all more »

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Psychosis, Mens Rea, and Criminal Conviction: Part Two Of A Five-Part Series

August 23, 2019

My lived experience with mental illness is a long story that began in my early childhood.  It is a story of fear, sleeplessness, and confusion.  Originally diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder at age 7, I sat in a psychiatrist’s office wondering what was happening to me.  It is a story of pain, grief, and anguish.  Misdiagnosed more »

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For mental health support, NC hospital hires those who live with it

August 14, 2019

July 18, 2019 By Taylor Knopf North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/07/18/for-mental-health-support-nc-hospital-hires-peer-support-specialists/ There are two groups of people most familiar with mental illness: psychiatrists and those who live with it. So Cherry Hospital is hiring both. Cherry, a psychiatric inpatient treatment facility in Goldsboro, is the first state-run hospital in North Carolina to add certified mental health peer support specialists more »

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Anti-gay ‘conversion therapy’ won’t get any state money, Gov. Roy Cooper orders

AUGUST 02, 2019 01:31 PM, UPDATED AUGUST 05, 2019 05:52 PM By Will Doran and Teo Armus The News & Observer https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article233442222.html RALEIGH No taxpayer money should be used for “conversion therapy” practices that treat being gay as a mental illness, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Friday when he signed a new executive order targeting more »

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