Displaying items by tag: mental health

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $35 million State Opioid Response grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These funds will be used to continue the state’s efforts to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic by providing treatment and supporting North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan 2.0. Previously, NCDHHS has received a total of $58 million in SOR grants, which to date, has provided more than 14,000 individuals with treatment and recovery services.

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When policymakers across the country decided to “lock down” in response to the March outbreak of the novel coronavirus, they took a leap into the unknown. Not only did we know little about COVID-19 itself at that time, but we knew almost nothing about how shutting down nearly all of society would affect people.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) to serve North Carolina’s teachers, school personnel and their families. 

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PEMBROKE— More than 250 students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will become certified as national Mental Health First Aid trainers, thanks to a grant from the UNC System Office.

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RALEIGH — Unemployment, homelessness, depression, and a host of mental health issues are on the rise for North Carolina’s military veterans.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina is grappling with systemic shortages in mental health care, and regulations are making it worse — often disproportionately hurting veterans and the state’s most vulnerable residents. But that could change.

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PINEHURST — As an Army veteran and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division from 2006 to 2010, Robin Caswell saw the struggles some of her fellow soldiers had with mental health and substance abuse after coming home from deployment overseas. 

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PINEHURST — Amy Scribben has never forgotten the kindness and compassion her family received from a group of nurses in the moments just after her brother's death.

"They sat with us for what seemed like hours, helping console us in our time of need," says Scribben. "I believe their compassion and their act of just being with us during that time helped me find my calling to help individuals and families in their own time of need."

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RALEIGH — The state’s tax-supported managed care agencies for mental health are a mess.

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ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County woman has been jailed on misdemeanor charges three times within the past month.

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