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In The News: NAMI Charlotte

February 19, 2019

HealthDay News — Higher childhood blood lead levels are associated with more psychopathy during the life course, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Aaron Reuben, from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study based on a population-representative birth cohort of individuals born between April 1, 1972, and March 31, 1973. Participants were followed through age 38 years in December 2012. Adult mental health disorder symptoms were examined as the primary outcome as assessed Read More

    By Yen Duong

    An October report from a national advocacy project gave North Carolina an “F” when it comes to statutes on treating mental and physical health similarly.

    Nonetheless, Jennifer Snow, the national director of public policy for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, said identifying a statewide problem is tricky.

    “You can imagine for someone going through a mental health crisis, dealing with paperwork is not an easy thing to do at that moment,” said Snow. “It’s really hard for the insurance commissioners Read More

    NAMI Charlotte is partnering with NAMI North Carolina to hold 3 trainings this spring.  NAMI Connections/Peer Support Group Facilitator Training, Feb 23-24, 2019 NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training, Feb 23-24, 2019 NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher Training, Mar 22-24, 2019 Click here to get more information about the programs and look at the facilitator/teacher application.  You’ll have to download or print the application, then upload the completed application back in the system. If you have any questions or need help with the application, please Read More
    By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018

    When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent.

    I’m a full-time elected official. I have the great privilege of serving as a Pennsylvania State Representative for the people of the 132nd Legislative District, representing parts of Allentown and South Read More

    By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018

    As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go through and the impact of losing a loved one to suicide.

    It’s what led me to my current role, working with organizations in Read More

    By Amanda Foster

    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Low pay, multiple jobs, lack of sleep. The impact of the stress on first responders is not often talked about.

    “[It’s]a lot greater than people realize,” Charlotte Fire Battalion Chief Andrew J. Starnes says.

    It’s hard for the sights and sounds of the job not to be overwhelming.

    “We have to deal with that that most people wouldn’t imagine,” Starnes says.

    WBTV pulled numbers from multiple groups, and according to this data, more first Read More

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