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September 11, 2018

    Please join NAMI Orange County in supporting Club Nova’s building fundraising campaign. Their goal is to raise $5 million to replace the crumbling mill-house that has been their home for thirty years, with a new building to meet their expanding needs. Club Nova’s positive impact in our community cannot be overstated. Club Nova demonstrates every day that with the support of community, meaningful recovery is possible for anyone who lives with a serious and persistent mental illness.

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    On May 15th the following proclamation was adopted by the Carrboro Village Council and presented to NAMI Orange County by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
    Barbara Maier accepted the proclamation at the meeting:

    “On behalf of NAMI Orange County, President Joanna Bowen and our members, thank you for this important proclamation. Joanna is on a well-earned, badly needed vacation. Non-profit presidents work hard, harder than many for-profit presidents!

    “Mental illnesses are no-fault illnesses. Chemical, genetic, caused by diverse array of yet to be understood factors, Read More

    Via Durham Herald-Sun: School psychologists can play a huge role in the well-being of struggling children. In NC, there are only 740 school psychologists–that’s 1 for every 2,162 students. 12 districts don’t employ a full-time psychologist at all.

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    STATEMENT ON RECENT PRESS AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH STATUS OF PUBLIC FIGURES

    Over the last few weeks, an increasing number of people from all points on the political spectrum have started to discuss, most often in a disparaging way, President Trump’s mental health.  The press and the public alike have thrown around words like “unhinged,” “crazy,” and “unstable.”  Behind these provocative words lies the all too common assumption that a person who has a mental Read More

    DECEMBER 13, 2017 09:24 AM

    UPDATED DECEMBER 13, 2017 07:34 PM

    Richard Topping, the former CEO of Cardinal Innovations, once introduced himself to a colleague of mine as the Darth Vader of health care. Was anyone paying attention? Topping has been ousted as CEO of Cardinal – with a severance package of $1.7 million. We should be careful of what privatization can do with resources intended for the most vulnerable residents Read More

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