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Highlighting Your Health: Team approach treats mental illness

November 8, 2019

November 6, 2019 Vidant Health Communications Individuals dealing with mental illness and substance use often find the stigma to be quite a challenge. Besides handling the symptoms and disabilities of their disease, they face stereotypes and prejudices that arise because of misconceptions about mental illness, said Glenn Simpson, administrator of behavioral health at more »

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In Winston-Salem, a community-first approach to mental illness

November 6, 2019 By Yen Duong North Carolina Health News “Lord, please connect me to the people and the resources that is going to help me to become all that you have created me to be.” Around 2 a.m. on April 7, 2008, Pam Goodine called out a prayer to overcome her drug addictions, more »

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know more »

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.

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Psychosis, Mens Rea, and Criminal Conviction: Part Five of a Five-Part Series

October 18, 2019

| Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Around early November of 2017 (almost three years after the incident I’ve been discussing), I found myself back in Holly Hill – this time for PTSD, and, thankfully, of my own accord.  I had just been re-admitted to a new school to more »

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