Research and Information on Mental Health Reform in North Carolina

Research

August 2014
Telepsychiatry in North Carolina: Mental Health Care Comes to You UPDATED
December 2012
The Benefits of Serving Patients Closer to Home
December 2012
A Safe Place To Be
August 2014
North Carolina Considers Building Fourth State Psychiatric Hospital
December 2012
Opening Up State Training Programs to Local Mental Health Workers
December 2012
Joshua Stuart: A Developmentally-Disabled Child in Search of Treatment
August 2014
An Analysis of the Mental Health Work Force in North Carolina UPDATED
December 2012
One Man’s Journey Out of Depression Through Tolstoy’s A Confession
December 2012
The Wright School: A Place for All Kinds of Faces
August 2014
The Public in Public Policy - The Cost of System Failure: Losing Josh
December 2012
The State of Mental Health Reform in North Carolina: Table of Contents
December 2012
The Public in Public Policy: Stories from North Carolinians with Mental Health Challenges
August 2014
Outsourcing Our Children: The Failure To Treat Mental Illness In-State
December 2012
North Carolina’s Mental Health System: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Headed
December 2012
No Place To Go
August 2014
The First Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in Western North Carolina: Eliada Homes in Asheville
December 2012
XDS, Inc.: One Provider’s Adjustments to the State’s Changes in Policy
December 2012
“I’m Back, Baby!”
August 2014
Improving the Transfer of Children and Adolescents to Hospitals for Psychiatric Treatment
December 2012
Leland Ray: Living a Community-Based Life in Roxboro
December 2012
Too Fearful To Sleep
August 2014
Memorable Photo: Telemedicine
December 2012
Freedom House Recovery Center in Chapel Hill
December 2012
Acceptance, Family, and Friends = Recovery
December 2012
The Challenges of Serving People Far from Home
December 2012
Brianna’s Story
December 2012
Serving Mental Health Patients in Crisis: A Review of the State’s Program To Buy Beds and Build Capacity in Local Hospitals
December 2012
Buying Psychiatric Beds in North Carolina
December 2012
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services in North Carolina: A Look at the System and Who It Serves
March 2011
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Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services in North Carolina: A Look at the System and Who It Serves (original article)
December 2012
The Admissions Process Begins the Discharge Process
December 2012
Mark Long: From State Hospitals to Community-Based Treatment

Speeches and News

Blog entry
Latest data from annual profiles of health professionals show NC has 27 counties without a psychiatrist
As part of mental health month, we are highlighting some of our previous work...
May 2015
Mebane Rash to tweet the 36th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health April 12th using #mentalhealth

Director of Law and Policy Mebane Rash will tweet the 36th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health which takes place this Saturday, April 12th, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The keynote address by Rep. Nelson Dollar will begin at...

April 2014
Lois Curtis Speaks at Disability Rights NC Conference

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April 2014
Integrated Care Policy Summit

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April 2014
Telepsychiatry: Increasing Access to Mental Health Care
Getting mental health care to the rural areas of North Carolina has never been easy.  Twenty-eight counties across the state still do not have a psychiatrist.  This work force shortage is...
April 2014
Center to Release Report on Telepsychiatry

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March 2014
Mental Health Policy in the Carolinas

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March 2014
Crisis Solutions Coalition Meeting

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services personnel gathered on the Dorothea Dix campus with stakeholders from across the state on Monday afternoon to hold the first meeting of the Crisis Solutions Coalition....

December 2013
Mental Health Crisis Services

Because of the Center’s research on mental health reform, often we get calls from people in crisis.  If you are in crisis and need immediate help,...

December 2013
Mental Health Subcommittee Appointed

The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services today appointed the following members to the Subcommittee on Mental Health:

Senator Fletcher Hartsell, Chair

Representative Susan Martin, Chair

Senator...

November 2013
Legislative Oversight Committee Meets to Hear from NC Dept. of Health and Human Services ... October 2013
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, & Substance Abuse Services Directory

The N.C. Council of Community Programs compiles contact information in its 2013-14 directory for all LMEs/MCOs, private MH/DD/SAS providers, state MH/DD/SAS agencies and staff, and MH/DD/SAS advocacy organizations in North Carolina. 

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September 2013
Sheps Center Releases Data: 28 Counties Do Not Have a Psychiatrist

(Last in a four-part series)

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May 2013
State Considers Building Fourth State Psychiatric Hospital

In its January 2013 report to the N.C. General Assembly, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services recommended on p. 19 that the...

May 2013
State’s Semi-Annual Report on Mental Health System Available

On April 1, 2013, the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services released its semi-annual system performance report.  It is available here.
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April 2013
Center Evaluates the State’s Program To Serve Mental Health Patients at Local Hospitals

The Center has released the first independent evaluation of a statewide initiative to purchase bed space and build capacity for mental health patients in crisis at local hospitals across North Carolina. The goal of the program is to increase the...

December 2012
New Data on the Number of North Carolinians in Need of Mental Health Services

On April 1, 2012, new data was released by the state on the number of persons in need of mental health services. The state estimates that there are 1.37 million North Carolinians in need of services, or 14% of the state population. Of those, 609,...

May 2012
New Data Released on the Number of North Carolinians in Need of Mental Health Services

On April 1, 2011, new data was released by the state on the number of persons in need of mental health services. There are 1.37 million North Carolinians in need of services, or 14.4 percent of the state population. Of those, 596,624 need...

April 2011
Center's Research on Mental Health Highlighted on News 14 Carolina

Last week, the Center released new research on the mental health system of North Carolina.  Click here to see Mebane...

March 2011
News
Evaluating the Use of Telepsychiatry for Rural Mental Health Services
Evaluating mental health care in rural areas of North Carolina has never been easy.  Twenty-eight counties across...
March 2014
Center Evaluates State Program Treating Mental Health Patients at Local Hospitals

The N.C. Center for Public Policy Research released today the first independent evaluation of a statewide initiative to purchase bed space and build capacity for mental health patients in crisis at local hospitals across North Carolina. The goal...

December 2012
Speeches
Presentation on Mental Health Reform to Govermental Research Association

March 2012
Mental Healthcare in Charlotte: Statewide Decision and Regional Impact

March 2011
33rd Annual Legislative Breakfast: "Sustaining Hope for Mental Health in North Carolina

Mebane Rash and Aisander Duda, N.C. Center for Public Policy Research

Friday Center, Chapel Hill

8:15-11:30am, January 22, 2010



[Mebane Rash] Ten years after mental health care reform legislation was...

January 2011
Taking a Closer Look at the Mental Health System in Northeastern NC

Click the link below to access the slideshow in Full Screen.

Below is a PDF of the Tables that...

October 2010
NC Mental Health-Policy Changes ... September 2010

Links

Telepsychiatry's Impact as a Treatment Tool: UNC-TV North Carolina Now, May 27, 2014 VIDEO
Carolina Business Review: Mental Health Policy in the Carolinas Part One
Carolina Business Review: Mental Health Policy in the Carolinas Part Two
VIDEO: Winston-Salem State University's Conference on Moving from Health Disparities to Health Equity: The Search for Solutions in North Carolina
VIDEO Solving It Together: Mental Health Forum
In Depth: Mebane Rash, NC Center for Public Policy Research