NC health trends and policies to watch for in 2020

January 9, 2020

January 3, 2020 By Editor North Carolina Health News We asked our reporters to predict the biggest developments in health in the state this coming year. Today, we look ahead on Medicaid transformation, environmental policy, mental health and more. By North Carolina Health News staff Our reporters explored some of the biggest topics in more »

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Unsatisfied with mental health education, Asheville students push to create their own

Published 6:00 a.m. ET Dec. 23, 2019 | Updated 9:38 a.m. ET Dec. 23, 2019 By Brian Gordon Asheville Citizen Times Depression hit Lily Dickinson in the 10th grade. As dual coursework at School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College mounted, her afterschool roles intensified. A friend, experiencing suicidal more »

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have more »

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NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive

Dec 18 2019 NAMI NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. “On behalf more »

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One in Seven Children Develop a Mental Illness, Claims New Research

December 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 17:04 By Joanna Whitehead Independent One in seven children will develop a mental illness, according to new research – more than the number with cancer, diabetes or AIDS combined. Conditions range from depression and anxiety, to ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and schizophrenia. The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry are based on 1.3 million Danish children more »

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