Working for Healing in a Hurting Nation

June 11, 2020

By Amy Robertson, Member NAMI NC Board of Directors Saturday, May 30th was our National Day of Hope, where over 30 NAMIWalks events took place across the US. It was surprisingly successful in a world of COVID-19 concern. NAMIWalks Your Way was born from a quarantine quandary; we were forced to solve the challenge of more »

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FEMA funding helps expand NC mental health resources amid pandemic

June 6, 2020

May 4, 2020 By Sydney Basden WCTI 12 https://wcti12.com/news/state-news/mental-health-resources-expanded-for-nc-amid-pandemic RALEIGH, Wake County — North Carolina leaders are working to broaden mental health resources in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says FEMA announced the state’s eligibility for Crisis Counseling Program disaster funds last week, and an application was submitted that more »

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Teletherapy in the Age of COVID-19

June 3, 2020 By Melba Newsome North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/06/03/teletherapy-in-the-age-of-covid-19/ Maudeb Maybin suffers from PTSD and uses a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy. Part of his overall maintenance plan includes seeing a therapist to help him cope with his depression issues. But just traveling to and from his appointment can take hours. “It was more »

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively more »

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