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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Therapists and other behavioral health care providers cut hours, reduced staffs and turned away patients during the pandemic as more Americans experienced depression symptoms and drug overdoses, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For full news item, click here.
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 [...]
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.
CVS is trying to fill gaps in access to mental health by piloting a counseling service in some of its retail stores. And by negotiating with insurance companies to cover visits, it's also trying to reduce the cost of mental health care. For full news item click here