Mental Health

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS and UNC Health Will Partner to Repurpose R.J. Blackley Facility into Psychiatric Hospital for Children and Adolescents

As part of a shared commitment to behavioral health and the well-being of children and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and UNC Health will partner to convert the R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner, N.C., into a 54-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents.
Thursday, December 08, 2022

As part of a shared commitment to behavioral health and the well-being of children and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and UNC Health will partner to convert the R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner, N.C., into a 54-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Launches New Mental and Behavioral Health Training and Consultation Support in K-12 Schools

This winter and spring, 130 public schools across North Carolina will receive mental and behavioral health training and consultation through the North Carolina Psychiatry Access Line (NC-PAL).
Thursday, December 08, 2022

This winter and spring, 130 public schools across North Carolina will receive mental and behavioral health training and consultation through the North Carolina Psychiatry Access Line (NC-PAL).

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Announces Funds to Expand Recovery Services to Assist Those with Substance Use Disorder, Eight Sites Awarded Grants

Eight organizations across the state will now be able to increase their recovery services, supports and accessibility for individuals with substance use disorders.
Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Eight organizations across the state will now be able to increase their recovery services, supports and accessibility for individuals with substance use disorders.

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Releases State Action Plan to Address Suicide

Suicide is among the top five leading causes of death for people ages 10 to 65 in North Carolina. To address this complex and serious health problem, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a coordinated state action plan to reduce injury and death by suicide.
Friday, September 16, 2022

Suicide is among the top five leading causes of death for people ages 10 to 65 in North Carolina. To address this complex and serious health problem, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a coordinated state action plan to reduce injury and death by suicide.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Program Links People With Behavioral Health Needs With Those In Recovery

In response to rising mental health needs, another resource is available to behavioral health patients at emergency departments across the state.
Wednesday, September 07, 2022

In response to rising mental health needs, another resource is available to behavioral health patients at emergency departments across the state.

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Announces New National 9-8-8 Number for People in Mental Health Crisis

Friday, July 15, 2022

Starting Saturday, people in mental health crisis can dial 9-8-8 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and get immediately connected to trained crisis counselors 24/7. The new three-digit number provides a faster, easier way to get the help already available at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Announces Funds to Expand Treatment to Help Those with Opioid Use Disorder, 20 Sites Awarded Grants to Expand Services

People struggling with Opioid Use Disorder will have better access to more treatment options because of funding awarded by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Nearly $16,000,000 across 20 health care centers, treatment clinics and community-based providers will be used across the state to expand evidence-based treatment services, as well as employment, housing and transportation supports through innovative pilot programs to better help treat individuals and support them in their recovery.
Monday, June 13, 2022

People struggling with Opioid Use Disorder will have better access to more treatment options because of funding awarded by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Nearly $16,000,000 across 20 health care centers, treatment clinics and community-based providers will be used across the state to expand evidence-based treatment services, as well as employment, housing and transportation supports through innovative pilot programs to better help treat individuals and support them in their recovery.

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Invests in Growing and Training NC’s Substance Use Workforce to Better Treat Those Struggling with Substance Use Disorders

Friday, June 10, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released two funding opportunities to award a total of $6,000,000 for tuition scholarships to improve behavioral health outcomes and substance use disorder treatment across the state. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Announces Additional Funding Available for Collegiate Recovery Programs

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a new funding opportunity to create collegiate recovery programs that increase access to healthy and supportive environments in colleges and universities for those who are in addiction recovery.
Thursday, June 09, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a new funding opportunity to create collegiate recovery programs that increase access to healthy and supportive environments in colleges and universities for those who are in addiction recovery.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Announces Two Funding Opportunities to Address Behavioral Health in the Criminal Justice System

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released two funding opportunities to award a total of $6,755,000 to community-based mental health providers. These programs will help individuals with serious mental illness involved with the criminal justice system, and they reflect the department’s vision to advance innovate solutions that foster independence, improve health and promote well-being for all North Carolinians.
Tuesday, June 07, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released two funding opportunities to award a total of $6,755,000 to community-based mental health providers. These programs will help individuals with serious mental illness involved with the criminal justice system, and they reflect the department’s vision to advance innovate solutions that foster independence, improve health and promote well-being for all North Carolinians.