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Mental Illness: A Common Bond

February 18, 2018

By Linda Vigen Phillips | Feb. 05, 2018    On the first Saturday of every month since April 2016, the basement at Providence United Methodist Church (PUMC) in Charlotte, North Carolina transforms into a drop-in center called Providence Place. If you drop in one of these mornings, you might meet a student who just came from an art more »

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Work Requirements For Medicaid Hurt, Not Help

February 2, 2018

Jan 19, 2018 | nami.org Across the country, more than 10 million people with mental illness rely on Medicaid, including many who live with severe conditions. Medicaid helps address the nation’s mental health care crisis by paying for services that people need, such as medications, case management, therapy, peer supports, crises and hospital care. Recently, more »

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Motherhood And Your Mental Health

Jan. 26, 2018 | By Meredith Vaughn As soon as her baby was born, Anna felt a change. Something wasn’t right. She feared for her baby’s safety to an extreme degree. She would sit awake, staring at her baby through the night, terrified something would go wrong, and her daughter would die. After feeding, Anna more »

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Talking about suicide with kids

February 1, 2018

Jan 29, 2017 | By Penny Williams There’s a new pop song making waves in the music industry and beyond — for positive reasons. Logic, an American rapper, songwriter and producer, co-wrote the 2017 song, titled “1-800-273-8255.” It’s a big deal because the title is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, and the more »

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First youth-focused mental health crisis center opens

Jan 27, 2018 Many of the 26,000 children and adolescents in the Mecklenburg County region living with a mental illness need inpatient psychiatric assessment and treatment. Now, there is a place to provide age appropriate care to these young patients. The doors are officially open to the SECU Youth Crisis Center, a Monarch program, at more »

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