When a patient is brought into the emergency room for a drug overdose, there will now be someone at a few hospitals to help. Called a “peer support specialist,” this person isn’t a doctor or a nurse, but has personally dealt with addiction, mental illness or both.
As part of a pilot program, six North Carolina Read More
A participant waters fruits and vegetables in one of the UNC Farm at Penny Lane’s greenhouses.
Carolina’s innovative therapy programs, including a horticulture program that uses gardening to improve mental and emotional health, are serving North Carolinians with severe mental illness.
If you’re feeling down, anxious or stressed, a houseplant could help.
Plants have several health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to improving memory and concentration. Plus, jokes Thava Mahadevan, “Plants don’t talk back.”
The complex scientific benefits of being around Read More
Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you may not know how to support your partner living with mental illness while caring for your own needs, too. Here are a few ways Read More
Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Health & Human Services, announced that the Administration will allow states to apply for Medicaid waivers to pay for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease. Historically, Medicaid has not paid for treatment in these settings for most adults. While this policy was intended to reduce inhumane institutionalization, it also resulted in unequal coverage of mental health and, tragically, a lack of appropriate options for people with severe mental health Read More
What: Come dance and raise money for mental health awareness!
Where: Ballantyne Ballroom (8610 Camfield Street Charlotte, NC 28277)
When: 12/22/2018Read More
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
What You’ll Gain
NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical Read More