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405, 2021

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month!

The month of May holds a special place in NAMI NC's heart. Throughout the year, NAMI NC strives to fight the stigma associated with mental illness. And each May as a part of national Mental Health Month, NAMI NC bolsters its efforts on fighting stigma and telling those who face mental health challenges that there is hope, help, and that they are not alone. NAMI exists to help those with mental [...]

405, 2021

NAMIWalks Needs Awareness!

We need your help with awareness and keeping our programs free of charge. NAMIWalks is the biggest awareness event of the year, and our momentum is building to the United Day of Hope on May 22nd. Over 350 people have already registered and started their campaign to help pave a better path to mental health in our state. We need you in this effort! If you haven't already, we hope [...]

405, 2021

Powerhouse Speaker Angel Barrino Shares Her Story – Live on Thursday!

Meet Angel Barrino, an educator and entrepreneur who has won awards as a business woman, Amazon Best Selling Author, and inspirational speaker. She has also suffered from depression, severe anxiety, adjustment disorder, and PTSD throughout her childhood into adulthood. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, a master’s in Christian Counseling, an honorary doctorate in sacred literature, and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Biblical/Christian counseling. Join us on Thursdays with [...]

405, 2021

Governor Proclaims Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and Week!

Citing that addressing the complex mental health needs of our youth and their families is fundamental to the future of North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper issued a Proclamation establishing the week of May 2-8, 2021 as Children's Mental Health Awareness Week and Thursday, May 7th as Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

405, 2021

Adolescent Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

NAMI has joined with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a virtual panel discussion focused on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 among adolescents moderated by Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC’s “Nightline.” NAMI CEO Daniel Gillison, Jr. will co-host and NAMI Associate Medical Director Christine Crawford, M.D., Adult and Child Psychiatrist, will be a featured panelist. It will be held on May 6, 2021, 1–2 p.m. ET, Click [...]

405, 2021

Most Medicaid Beneficiaries Should Select a Plan by May 14th

In just a few months, an estimated 1.6 to 1.8 million Medicaid and NC Health Choice beneficiaries will transition to Medicaid Managed Care. Some beneficiaries will stay in fee-for-service known as NC Medicaid Direct. With transformation happening, most people in NC Medicaid must choose a health plan in the NC Medicaid Managed Care program. You may be unsure if you need to choose a managed care health plan. To help answer [...]

405, 2021

OPINION: Asian American Young Adults Are The Only Racial Group With Suicide As Their Leading Cause…

OPINION: Asian American young adults are the only racial group with suicide as their leading cause of death, so why is no one talking about this? According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. When broken down by race, suicide is the first leading cause of death among Asian American young adults age 15-24. This is [...]

405, 2021

Gold Medalist Aly Raisman On How To Improve and Maintain Mental Health

Aly Raisman is speaking candidly about her own mental health struggles ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month. While appearing virtually on CBS This Morning Friday, the 26-year-old Olympic athlete opened up about how she keeps her mental health in top shape after retiring from gymnastics. For full news item click here.

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