Mental Health
Council of State gives permission to close mental hospital
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 9:43am.

North Carolina's oldest state mental hospital could soon be shuttered now that statewide elected leaders have agreed that remaining patients can be moved to a more modern location.

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Bid for empty Brunswick hospital could lead to mental health facility
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 4:19pm.

video Thirty-two acres of real estate off US 17 is for sale if you can beat the current $1.5 million bid. Brunswick County is selling the old Community Hospital. Last night, commissioners accepted one bid, but it's not a done deal yet.

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NC county questions sheriff on behavior, lawsuits
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 8:35am.

Henderson County commissioners are asking the sheriff now on leave because of mental illness to respond to rumors he has moved to settle legal complaints by his employees.

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Midwest, West highest in contemplating suicide
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 11:37am.

Health officials say more adults in the Midwest and West have suicidal thoughts than people in the rest of the country, but Rhode Island leads in suicide attempts.

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Mentally ill get support from feds
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:04pm.

The US Justice Department says North Carolina must find homes for the mentally ill in communities and stop housing them in adult care homes where residents describe their lives as regimented and boring.

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Mental health providers prepare for big cuts
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 4:03pm.

video It's not looking good for mental health providers in the Cape Fear. The Southeastern Center for Mental Health says it anticipates some big budget cuts next year.

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NC agency looks at outsourcing mental health tests
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 2:01pm.

North Carolina is exploring whether it can save money by outsourcing psychological evaluations and care of accused criminals who may suffer mental illness.

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UPDATE: Southeastern Center runs out of state funds; Responds via news release
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Mon, 11/29/2010 - 4:05pm.

The Southeastern Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services spent all of it's state funds. Now new patients have no where to turn. The center is supposed to provide help for those in need, but now it's causing more problems for it's patients and other local agencies.

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Therapists say Facebook affecting users' emotions
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 6:10pm.

video "Facebook me" and "Tweet me" are phrases that have become part of everyday life. But is social media controlling the way we feel?

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Employees say mental health provider closing offices, laying off 100 in Wilmington
Submitted by Asha Dave on Thu, 10/28/2010 - 3:12pm.

We've received phone calls and emails from Preferred Alternatives Incorporated employees about all North Carolina branches of PAI closing. That would put about 100 employees out of work at the Wilmington office.

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