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Mental Health

NC agency looks at outsourcing mental health tests

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North Carolina is exploring whether it can save money by outsourcing psychological evaluations and care of accused criminals who may suffer mental illness. Full story...
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UPDATE: Southeastern Center runs out of state funds; Responds via news release

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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. Full story...
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Therapists say Facebook affecting users' emotions

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video "Facebook me" and "Tweet me" are phrases that have become part of everyday life. But is social media controlling the way we feel? Full story...
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Employees say mental health provider closing offices, laying off 100 in Wilmington

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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. Full story...
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Brunswick Commissioners hedging on mental health center

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Several years ago, Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties agreed on building an expanded Mental Health Crisis Center in Wilmington. But the state has changed the plans. Full story...
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Crisis clinic opens in Brunswick County, offering free mental healthcare

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videoWith the state's mental healthcare system struggling, finding affordable, adequate care can be challenging. But thanks to a special partnership, a first of its kind crisis clinic is up and running in Brunswick County, offering free, mental healthcare to those who need it. Full story...
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Mental health system suffering financially

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videoThe mental health system in southeastern North Carolina has been suffering financially for more than a year now. But can a new administration in Raleigh fix a problem that many people in our area say is unfixable? Full story...
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Southeastern mental health cutbacks

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videoFor some time now, Southeastern Center for Mental Health has been struggling financially. One local provider has seen the impact on his patients and caregivers alike. Full story...
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Update on Southeastern Center controversy

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The Southeastern Center for Mental Health is at the center of controversy in the state legislature. Full story...
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Update: NC Senator Julia Boseman Wants Southeastern Center Audited

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videoSoutheastern Center for Mental health is scrambling to make up for its budget shortfall. Hundreds of disabled clients depend on its services. State Sen. Julia Boseman wants to find out what's behind the budget crisis. Full story...
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Budget crisis in mental health industry

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Caring for a disabled family member can be difficult. That is why many families depend on the government's help for programs to keep their disabled family member active. Full story...
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