Mental Health Reform

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  1. Why We Need to Move Away From Jailing the Mentally Ill

    Diverting low-level, nonviolent offenders into treatment saves millions of dollars and makes our streets safer. Additional Info...
  2. Amid Shortage of Psychiatric Beds, Mentally Ill Face Long Waits for Treatment

    Across the country, a critical shortage of state psychiatric beds is forcing mentally ill patients with severe symptoms to be held in emergency rooms, hospitals and jails while they wait for a bed, sometimes for weeks. Additional Info...
  3. Mental Health Crisis Center to Serve Caldwell, Alexander and McDowell Counties

    A new comprehensive health care center will provide 24-hour mental health and addiction urgent care, outpatient behavioral health treatment and beds for people in crisis. Additional Info...
  4. Program Helps Keep Mentally Ill Youth Out of Jail

    A shift in thinking on mental health led to a dramatic drop in youth incarcerations. Additional Info...
  5. New Hanover County Funds Trillium Treatment Facility

    New Hanover County will expand its options for substance abuse treatment by funding a new treatment center that's designed to keep addicts from going to jail or to the emergency room. Additional Info...
  6. NC task force takes broad look at mental health, criminal justice

    Governor’s task force readies recommendations for this year’s legislative session; recommendations made on children, adults, mental health, drug abuse Read on...
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