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October 29, 2019

Thank you to all who attended and guest speaker, Dr. Alice Alston Noell.

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    On Tuesday, 9/24,  NAMI OC’s free public education meeting was held at the Crisis Services Unit of the Chapel Hill Police Dept.  The Crisis Unit is a 24-hour co-response team that provides onsite emergency response with officers to persons in crisis situations. The Crisis Unit was established in 1973 as one of the earliest examples of law enforcement and human services professionals working together.   Megan Johnson, Crisis Unit Supervisor, and Crisis Unit Staff, shared the considerable successes and challenges facing Read More

    A great time was had by all! Let’s make next year even better: Plan to join the 2020 NAMI Orange “Stigma Busters” walk team!

    From L to R: NAMI Orange Secretary Laura, Treasurer Tom, friends of NAMI Orange, and President Barb
    Pre-walk appearance by Duke women's basketball team
    Laura (NAMI OC Secretary) and son Matt
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    On Sunday, Feb 3, Tom, Barb, and Nate Maier provided NAMI Orange NC information to hockey fans at the Hurricanes game.

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    Shared from the 12/27/2018 News and Observer eEdition

    BY LYNN BONNER lbonner@newsobserver.com

    It’s hard for counties to keep child welfare workers from quitting their jobs.

    Foster children – and their parents – have trouble getting mental health services.

    Caseworkers don’t meet face-to-face as often as they should with parents who want to reunite with their children placed in foster care.

    These are some of the critical observations from a consultant’s report delivered to legislators and state and local officials Read More

    Presenter Eric McClellan with GeneSight describes the three categories medications may fall into on a specific individual’s genomics. One key finding: Switching patients to genetically optimal medications may decrease healthcare costs. The new word for the evening is: “Pharmacogenomics.”

    If we have any skilled videographers in our membership please consider volunteering to tape our Public Education Meetings. What we learned last evening and at other meetings is important and needs to be made available to our members who cannot attend a Read More

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