Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Stepping Up Initiative: National Resources
- National Stepping Up Initiative Website | Key Resources and Archived Webinars
- Getting Started: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask (PDF) | Archived Webinar Recording
- New resource (September 2018): Stepping Up Project Coordinator’s Handbook (PDF)
Stepping Up in North Carolina
- New opportunity (September 2018): No-charge Sequential Intercept Mapping facilitation in your county
- Webinar: Stepping Up through Sequential Intercept Mapping (Nov. 1, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Event address: https://dsohf.webex.com/dsohf/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6fa93af81d85021ad9b3c4db02fb20f2
Event number: 664 481 485. Event password: 12345. Dial 919-733-2511 to join the audio portion only.
- Status Report: North Carolina Stepping Up (PDF - August 2017) | Counties that have adopted resolutions
- North Carolina Counties Step Up to Reduce Mental Illness and Addiction in Jails (from CountyQuarterly, Fall 2017 issue)
- President's Mental Health Engagement Task Force Report and Recommendations (August 2015)
- NC Stepping Up Summit Archived Videos and Presentation Files (May 9, 2017)
- Responding to the Opioid Crisis (UNC School of Government)
- County Leadership Forum on Opioid Abuse resource page (2017)
- President McClure's Report on NCACC Initiative to Governor's Task Force on MH/IDD/SA (Nov. 30, 2016)
- A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis
Reports & Presentations
- Intersection of Mental Health and Jails: Select Practices from Across the State: Report | NCCCMA Seminar Presentation (NC Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission, December 2016)
- Reducing the Number of Mentally Ill in County Jails (NACo)
- Presentation on MH/DD/SA (UNC School of Government)
- Provider Capacity, Service Gaps, and Community Needs
- Prescription Drug Abuse and Child Welfare (SAS)
Additional Content & Resources
- What Science Tells us About Opioid Abuse and Addiction (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- People With Serious Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System (2011 article, The Prison Journal)
- Municipal Courts: A Tool for Diverting Mentally Ill from the Criminal Justice System (SAMHSA, 2015)
- North Carolina Suicide Prevention Plan (NC DHHS, 2015)
- Bridging the Gaps in the HHS Network of Care (Governing Institute, 2016)
- Addressing Mental Illness in County Jails (NACo, September 2015)
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?
Twenty-two local health departments in North Carolina will receive a share of $1.8 million to implement high-impact, community-level strategies to address the opioid crisis based on the NC Opioid Action Plan. Read on...
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on October 1, 2018 that Durham County’s Criminal Justice Resource Center will receive a $749,771 grant for Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. Read on...
|Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Act of 1985|
|Senate Bill 208 (S.L. 2013-85) - Effective Operation of 1915(b)/(c) Waiver|
|House Bill 399 (S.L. 2013-378) - Amendments to Laws Pertaining to Health and Human Services|
|Senate Bill 191 (S.L. 2012-151) - LME Governance|
|House Bill 916 (S.L. 2011-264) - Statewide expansion of 1915(b)/(c) Waiver|