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Roots Newsletter

June 22, 2017

Gloria Harrison, our Senior Helpline Trainer and Historian, collected and compiled stories about mental illness in this new newsletter from NAMI North Carolina. Check it out here!

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Mental Health Experts Voice Concerns About Netflix’s Series “13 Reasons Why”

June 2, 2017

May 16, 2017 | By Taylor Knopf Mental health experts and public school officials are leery of the popular new Netflix miniseries “13 Reasons Why” and urge caution when watching it. The Wake County Public School system, along with others around the U.S., have advised parents not to let vulnerable teenagers watch the show, which more »

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NC Department of Health and Human Services Grants Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital $6.5 Million For Expansion

June 1, 2017 | The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (NCDHHS) has selected Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (Cannon Hospital) in Avery County, North Carolina to receive a $6.5 million grant award, to expand the availability of behavioral health beds more »

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An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

June 1, 2017

May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound more »

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New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

May 25, 2017 | Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). “Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage for mental more »

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