Updated: May 15, 2019 – 11:03 AM By Liz Foster WSOCTV https://www.wsoctv.com/news/channel-9-looks-into-mental-health-care-for-children/941131383
Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association ranked North Carolina last when it comes to children getting mental health care they need.
And, after disturbing allegations of mistreatment at some local treatment centers, there are fewer places for treatment after state investigators moved to shut down troubled facilities.
Local child psychologist Dr. Frank Gaskill said there is a desperate shortage of mental health care for children Read More
April 23, 2019 By Yen Duong NC Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/04/23/charlotte-artists-advocates-want-to-know-r-u-ok/
The storefront windows of The Evening Muse, an intimate Charlotte music venue, are completely covered in flyers for upcoming events. Among the open mics, comedians and music groups, a bright yellow speech bubble with neon letters reading “R U OK” stands out.
R U OK, CLT? is a monthly event consisting of performances by a poet, a comedian and a musician followed by a discussion with all three on a topic related to Read More
Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family.
Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching people what they can do to improve depression and anxiety. But it’s also being used to help with symptoms of psychosis, such as hearing voices Read More
By Dedrick Russell |
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and some local churches are answering the call. About 25 churches have teamed up with Monarch to help people in the pews. Monarch is a company that specializes in behavioral services.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church set up a Mental Health and Wellness Ministry to help parishioners. Nikki Warren is Read More
April 2, 2019 By Yen Duong North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/04/02/eagle-program-helps-mecklenburg-psychosis-patients-spread-their-wings/
When 21-year-old Dylan Mathis was in 11th grade, he started seeing gory hallucinations of strangers abusing him, nonexistent siblings and his actual pets.
“It would be, like, really scary,” Mathis, who lived in Florida at the time, said. After experiencing more psychotic events and symptoms such as mania and depression, he went to a psychiatric hospital and started taking medications, kicking off a years-long cycle of going in and out Read More