Displaying items by tag: mental health

RALEIGH — A bill introduced by House Majority Leader John Bell, R-Wayne, is meant to help improve crisis intervention and services for veterans suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues.

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RALEIGH — Mental health experts who are also parents with students in Wake County Public Schools are sounding an alarm over a rising mental health crisis due to a lack of full-time classroom instruction.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the COVID-19 Community Readiness toolkit to help individuals find mental and behavioral health supports and resources in their communities.

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RALEIGH — State leaders from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services are partnering with UNC-TV and the Governor’s Institute to host several virtual town hall meetings during October and November to listen to the concerns and experiences of consumers, family members and advocates of the state’s MH/DD/SAS services and system.

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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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