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Childhood Lead Exposure Correlates With Adult Mental Health Symptoms

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 more »

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Determining disparity in mental health treatment can be difficult

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 more »

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Sign up to Become a NAMI Facilitator/Teacher!

January 25, 2019

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 more »

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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

January 17, 2019

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 more »

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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

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 more »

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