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Calling all NAMI on Campus Organizations!

March 22, 2017

Calling all NAMI on Campus Organizations! NAMI-NC is hosting a contest exclusively for NAMI on Campus Organizations in North Carolina. This is a way students at colleges and universities can be involved in NAMIWalks regardless of where they are on Walk Day (May 6, 2017). Follow the instructions below. The most viral video wins! Rules more »

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Walk for Mental Health!

March 7, 2017

As NAMIWalks North Carolina celebrates its 13th anniversary, we invite you to take part in the largest and most successful mental health awareness, stigma-busting and fundraising event of the NAMIWalks campaigns throughout the country. Walk for Mental Health! Saturday, May 6, 2017 Dorothea Dix Park | Raleigh, NC Questions? Email: namiwalksnc@naminc.org or Call: 919-788-0801 Become more »

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Family Survival Guide

March 2, 2017

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 “You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under my bare feet was strangely comforting compared to what our family was really going through. We were living with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists more »

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Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old

By Stephanie Nebehay Reuters February 23, 2017 GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 more »

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State revising proposed mental health policy after outcry from schools

March 1, 2017

February 17, 2017 | By Kelly Hinchcliffe RALEIGH, N.C. — State education leaders are revising a proposed mental health policy for public schools after charter schools and school boards objected to the guidelines, calling them well-meaning but too burdensome and expensive to implement. The State Board of Education was expected to vote on the policy more »

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