A proposal on how North Carolina should spend $1 billion in one-time funds from the federal government to improve mental health care for children, adults and criminal offenders is taking shape with
This week, North Carolina became the fortieth state to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act. House Bill 76 is projected to increase coverage to hundreds of thousands of people and pave the way for billions of dollars in federal government support.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services teamed up with the state Department of Public Instruction to compose an Action Plan to address what is described as an “urgent” youth mental health and behavioral health crisis. The plan, released on Tuesday, cites a needed investment in the state’s school systems.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled on Wednesday a $1 billion plan to address the state's mental health and substance abuse needs, which have spiked amid increasing overdose deaths and spiraling rates of suicide among young people.
Heat waves, drought, massive storms. The bad news just keeps coming and there's no denying these issues are anxiety-provoking. If you feel that way, you're not alone.
After the disruption and trauma of the pandemic, educators say kids still need added support this year. In some schools, they're making emotional wellness part of the curriculum.
John Wall has spent more than a decade in NBA and has been named an All-Star. But he says a series of injuries and personal hardships took a toll on his mental state.
Even with the upgraded 988 mental health hotline, there are still some callers who need to be connected with in-person services. In rural areas especially, those resources remain few and far between.
In a mental health crisis, a conversation with an empathetic listener can be live-saving. But when someone needs in-person help, there's a shortage of resources in many parts of the country.