Understanding Self-Harm

March 7, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein Self-harm is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self-preservation. Maybe that’s why some people react to it in a negative, judgmental way. They can’t imagine ever being in a state of mind where they would hurt themselves, so they can’t understand why more »

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How Do I Know If My Therapist Is Effective?

March 5, 2018

By Laura Greenstein It can be a challenge to find the “right” therapist for you. You might come across someone who has a degree from an impressive school, writes extensively on psychology and mental illness, gives lectures and talks, and still isn’t an effective therapist. And while it is important for therapists to be educated, more »

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The Stigma of Mental Illness in Small Towns

March 1, 2018

February 28, 2018 | By Emily Gurnon Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression are common among older adults in rural areas, affecting 10 to 25 percent of that population. But many of those people with them suffer in silence rather than seeking treatment. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine wanted to know why, more »

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Behavioral Health Plan Still Needs Refining

February 28, 2018 | By Rose Hoban Sometime in the coming two years, North Carolina’s Medicaid program will go from being the fee-for-service plan that it’s been for more than 50 years to being run by large managed care companies. And when that happens, the current mental health system is likely to see big changes. more »

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Board Voting Now Open

Voting for Board candidates is now open and will remain open until March 12. Voting is for NAMI Members only. Click here to learn more. 

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