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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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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active more »

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