North Carolina farmers dealing with a mental health crisis

October 16, 2019

August 29, 2019 By Mandy Mitchell WRAL Russ Vollmer remembers the day vividly. He had a 1,500 pound shipment of broccoli in the cooler set for delivery the next day. He always thought the cooler was the safest place for a crop. That was until a bird landed on a local transformer and somehow more »

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NC law requires students to undergo mental health screening

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 02:20 AM CDT Updated: Sep 25, 2019 02:20 AM CDT By Anthony Kustura Channel 3000 RALEIGH, N.C. – As mental health problems among children increase, a new North Carolina law will attempt to tackle the issue head on. House Bill 75 requires all public students across the state to undergo mental health more »

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged more »

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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to more »

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Treating mental illness in the ED

September 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 By Lindsay Kalter AAMCNews With nowhere else to turn, mental health patients are flooding emergency departments. Teaching hospitals are figuring out how to better care for them — and keep them comfortable while they wait for long-term services. Three years ago, a patient grappling with suicidal thoughts came to the more »

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