December 4, 2019 By J.D. Simkins Military Times https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2019/12/05/us-postal-service-issues-healing-ptsd-stamp-to-raise-funds-for-veterans/
The United States Postal Service is taking action to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with the release of a new commemorative stamp.
Proceeds from the “Healing PTSD” stamp purchases will be donated to the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Center for PTSD, the Postal Service announced Monday during a dedication event in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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January 3, 2020 By Editor North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/01/03/nc-health-trends-and-policies-to-watch-for-in-2020/We asked our reporters to predict the biggest developments in health in the state this coming year. Today, we look ahead on Medicaid transformation, environmental policy, mental health and more.
By North Carolina Health News staff
Our reporters explored some of the biggest topics in North Carolina’s health arena from Medicaid managed care to mental health in prisons, to the state’s opioid crisis. Here is a sampling of the topics they’ll be Read More
Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J
Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help.
However, you can help. You can be supportive and encouraging during their mental health journey. Here are a few tips on supporting the mental Read More
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020.
“On behalf of the NAMI Board of Directors, we welcome Mr. Gillison, the incoming CEO for our organization who, with the mission-driven commitment and dedication of NAMI Read More
November 14, 2019 By Yen Duong North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/11/14/charlotte-community-events-bring-suicide-prevention-to-the-fore/
Last week, the North Carolina Child Task Force released a report showing that suicide among 10 to 17-year-olds reached its highest rate ever in 2018, with 52 child deaths by suicide in North Carolina.
That report underscores the need that pushed two groups in Charlotte to hold community suicide awareness and prevention events last month.
On Oct. 10, the nonprofit group Healthy Charlotte Alliance ran its annual Community Health Classroom fundraiser in a Read More
December 5, 2019 By Rose Hoban North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/12/05/medicaid-transformation-will-happen-dhhs-says/
All dressed up and ready to … wait?
That was the prevailing sentiment in Pinehurst this week at the annual Center for Integrative Health conference designed to help Medicaid providers, contractors and patients share best practices. Even though the Pinehurst resort was decked out in holiday finery, many of the folks who attended were feeling profoundly unsettled as they tried to grasp what was happening with the Medicaid transformation that Read More