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May 4, 2017

BY KIM MCCAHAN BATSON

What do Lady Gaga, England’s royal princes, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have in common?

All assert that mental illness is treatable, not shameful.

With most mental disorders starting by age 18, schools are an essential component in recognizing and treating mental illness. Throughout May – National Mental Health Awareness month – and especially on National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 4), several local schools will recognize the importance of child and youth mental health.

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    Behind the Wall

    By Mary and Elin Widdifield

    ________________________________________ With Behind the Wall, sisters Mary and Elin Widdifield, have crafted an important book that has the makings of a classic work of non-fiction storytelling. It contains stories of parents struggling with the challenges posed by Read More

    What is CIT?

    CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.

    Getting Started

    Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.

    For Read More

    Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.

    Why is Read More

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