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5 Ways I Help Myself When My Job Is To Help Others

July 2, 2018

By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES | Jun. 22, 2018 I’m a helper. Over the years, I’ve supported those living with serious and persistent mental illness, people with substance use disorders and survivors of rape and other traumas. Each day, people come to me with their biggest worries and their biggest wins. They look to me more »

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Health Information-Sharing Bill Passes House

We did it! Thanks to your advocacy, the House passed H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, yesterday with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 357-57! This victory is because of you. Your advocacy made this possible. H.R. 6082 aligns 42 CFR Part 2—the regulation that keeps health care providers from accessing information about more »

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Legislature Moves to Reduce Psychiatric Boarding in Hospital Emergency Rooms

June 19, 2018 | By Rose Hoban In the waning days of this year’s legislative work session, lawmakers abruptly revived and passed a bill aimed at revising North Carolina’s laws to address the flood of people with mental health crises in hospital emergency departments. Officials from the state’s hospital association had convened administrators, advocacy organizations, academics, mental more »

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Ensuring Your Child Is Supported At School

June 1, 2018

May 14, 2018 | By Deborah Offner, Ph.D. At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children and adolescents are anxiety followed by depression, but children can have other difficulties that affect their ability to fully take part in and benefit from their classroom experiences. These include attention more »

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