The Information Portal to the North Carolina Mental Health Community
"We pray for continued awareness of those with mental illness, for they are us. We pray we become and stay aware of the unconscionable waits for treatment of those in crisis. We pray that just as no one should have to wait days for treatment of a broken leg, neither should they have to wait days for treatment of a broken mind!"
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"DisabilityRights North Carolina is a federally mandated protection and advocacy system that works to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities. We value the dignity of ALL people and their freedom to control their own lives."
"The misguided, perhaps now desperate planners at DHHS, now have graced the citizens with yet another major initiative to speed along the erosive change process they have wreaked on the state and mentally ill citizen/'consumers' of North Carolina. In reaction to the perceived economic failure [read: it cost more money than they foresaw or could tolerate...] of the community support model of mental health reform, the powers that once again are demonstrating their proclivity to lumber inexorably toward folly. The latest 'initiative' will put forward yet another concept/plan to redo or undo what they had proposed just a few years as the solution to NC's problems of service delivery to the mentally ill"
"Dix patients fear losing safety net
One patient fears she won't be able to get help after Dix closes
- Dorothea Dix no longer accepts new patients.
- Former patients worry about starting anew at Central Regional Hospital.
- Some find difficulty finding services when re-entering the community."
"Either DHHS is trying to deliberately confuse the public or they are frighteningly ignorant of how mental health care works in North Carolina."
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