Mental health patients fill the ER, waiting weeks for help

November 17, 2020

October 13, 2020 By Taylor Knopf North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/10/13/mental-health-patients-fill-the-er-waiting-weeks-for-help/ Bridget Narsh said she was unhappy that her son, Mason, spent 26 days this summer in a “windowless room” at UNC Hospital’s Emergency Department in Chapel Hill. Mason is a 15-year-old with autism, ADHD, anxiety and PTSD. The changes and disruptions generated by the more »

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Software from NCSU, A&T aims to help better address mental health challenges

November 9, 2020 By Matt Shipman WRAL TechWire https://www.wraltechwire.com/2020/11/09/software-from-ncsu-at-aims-to-help-better-address-mental-health-challenges/ Researchers from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T University have developed a prototype software system that aims to help policymakers and healthcare providers better address mental health challenges facing Hispanic populations across the United States.

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When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective “I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. I had been enjoying dinner with my family at an Italian restaurant, when out of nowhere the more »

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15th. Some companies advertise health plans that don’t cover mental health or substance use care more »

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Stress from coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on people’s mental health

October 8, 2020

September 17, 2020 By Richard Stradling The News & Observer https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article245699730.html Mary Kathryn Kimray has never tested positive for coronavirus, but like a lot of people she says the pandemic has weighed on her emotions. The enforced seclusion and inability to plan ahead made working full-time as an administrative assistant at WakeMed and getting her more »

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