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NC bill aimed at providing more mental health resources in schools

October 16, 2019

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 more »

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How to Improve Mental Health at the Office

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 more »

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Releases-First-Free-Online-Class-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Mental-Illness 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 more »

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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-3-Digit-Suicide-Hotline-Legislation 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 more »

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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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