Mental Health & Substance Abuse

At the NCACC's 2014 Annual Conference, President Ronnie Beale established a special task force to develop educational programming for counties on local mental health needs. As the Association and its members continue their work on mental health, substance abuse, and other related topics, this page will be updated with resources to help you navigate this issue in your county.  

The History of Mental Health Services in NC: 1990-2000

MH 90s

The History of Mental Health Services in NC: 2000-present

MH 2000s

County Snapshots - Interactive Maps by NCACC's Research Department

County Research
The Released, a PBS Documentary - What happens to the mentally ill when they leave prisons? Why do they return at such an alarming rate?

The New Asylums, a PBS Documentary - There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in America's prisons. Have these institutions become our new asylums?

  1. Community Ready for a Fight

    Macon County Commissioners heard impassioned cries for help last week from families that have lost loved ones to addiction. Additional Info...
  2. Forsyth County Launching Initiative to Reduce Number of People Jailed with Mental Illness

    A national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails will start accepting participants next month. Additional Info...
  3. Counties Step Up to Reduce Number of Mentally Ill People in Jails

    The national campaign to find alternatives to incarcerating people with mentall illness takes time, but it has begun. Additional Info...
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