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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 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 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 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 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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