Updated: Sep 26, 2019 – 1:39 PM By Anthony Kustura WSOCTV https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/nc-bill-requires-public-school-students-to-undergo-mental-health-screenings/989922660
As mental health problems among children increase, a new North Carolina bill is tackling the issue head-on.
House Bill 75 allows funding for each school district to create a mental health crisis response plan made up of the State Bureau of Investigation, local law enforcement and school administrators to identify students who may pose a threat to themselves or others.
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October 10, 2019 By Suzanne Lucas Inc. https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/how-to-improve-mental-health-at-office.html
It’s open-enrollment season–the time when you can change your health care plan for the upcoming year. While all companies don’t use the calendar year, many do. You should pay special attention to the mental health coverage in your chosen plan.
If you’re the HR person tasked with finding the best plan for your company for 2020, it’s probably already done with the contracts signed, but keep in mind the importance of mental health care coverage.
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Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Participants can sign up at basics.nami.org.
NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to receive immediate and appropriate mental health support and referral.
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August 12, 2019 By Yen Duong North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/08/12/nami-family-members-support-skills/
NAMI’s Family-to-Family class, offered regularly by volunteers across the U.S., teaches families how to deal with a family member with mental illness.
Getting screamed at for something you didn’t do might ruin your day. But for people who have family members with mental illness, unanticipated outbursts can be just another part of everyday life that they have to cope with.
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Updated: Aug 15, 2019 – 6:02 PM WSOCTV https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/north-carolina-s-first-behavioral-health-unit-opens-in-charlotte-jail/976304016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina’s first behavioral health unit inside a jail just opened Thursday in Charlotte.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden unveiled the new facility to a full crowd, including Congresswoman Alma Adams, County Commissioners Susan Harden, Mark Jerell, Susan Rodriguez-McDowell, and City Councilman Larken Egleston.
The unit has been planned for four months after city and county leaders pushed for improved mental health treatment for inmates.Read More