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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

January 17, 2019

By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018 When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent. I’m a full-time elected official. I have the more »

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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018 As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go more »

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ERs ‘flooded’ with mentally ill patients with no place else to turn

January 11, 2019

By Susan Scutti, CNN A “huge and largely unreported problem” is happening in ERs across the nation, one expert says. “The extent to which ERs are now flooded with patients with mental illness is unprecedented,” said Dr. David R. Rubinow, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at University of North more »

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Report says NC’s not on track to comply with federal settlement on mental health services

BY FRANK TAYLOR CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS DECEMBER 28, 2018 01:38 PM, UPDATED DECEMBER 28, 2018 01:38 PM The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, which is tasked under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to provide more community-based housing and support options for mentally ill adults, is based on the campus of more »

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It Takes Strength to Ask for Help (Music Video)

December 26, 2018

Reaching out for help is a sign of strength and can be life saving.  Check out Kevin Goodwin’s song below. NAMI NC’s helpline is available for support, information, and referrals, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Phone: 1-800-451-9682 Confidential Text Line: 919-999-6527

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