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Family members of people with mental illness find support, skills

September 18, 2019

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, more »

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North Carolina’s first behavioral health unit opens in Charlotte jail

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 more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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‘You’re not alone’; A message of inclusion and awareness for Minority Mental Health month

August 14, 2019

July 18, 2019 at 7:21 PM EDT – Updated July 18 at 9:45 PM By Brigida Mack WBTV https://www.wbtv.com/2019/07/18/youre-not-alone-message-inclusion-awareness-minority-mental-health-month/ CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – One in six. That’s how many adults in the United States lives with a mental illness. But for minorities, the numbers are much greater. The Department of Health and Human Services Office more »

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