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Register for NCPAT Conference - July 27-28

May 25, 2023 9:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, social work, therapy

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Join us virtually on July 27-28 for the NCPAT Conference. This two-day training will offer concepts, skills, and perspectives on how to enhance your group work with this population.

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Highlighted Resource: What Will It Take to Reduce Suicide Among Transgender North Carolinians by 2030?

May 18, 2023 7:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, suicide, transgender

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Transgender people face many significant mental health challenges, and one of the most critical is the high risk of suicide among transgender youth.

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Can't find your phone/glasses/keys? Take a walk in the woods!

May 16, 2023 9:47:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health

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Did you know walking in nature could improve your short-term memory? One study at the University of Michigan showed that participants did almost 20% better on a memory test after taking a walk among trees.

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Practice Support & Mental Health Awareness Month

May 11, 2023 7:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, practice support

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Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, it's a good time to pause and check in on family, friends, neighbors...and yourself. 

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Highlighted Resource: Crippling health workforce shortages mean hospitals can’t admit mental health patients — even if beds are empty

May 10, 2023 3:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, workforce

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Though the pandemic is receding, state health officials say the shortages that came with it have worsened, resulting in longer waits for mental health care.

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Questions about behavioral health in children or adolescents? Call NC-PAL!

Sep 7, 2022 9:09:15 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, behavioral health, adolescent, Pediatrics, psychiatry

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NC- PAL is a collaboration between NC Department of Health and Human Services and Duke Psychiatry. It is a behavioral health telephone consultation program available to pediatric health care providers. 

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New 988 Suicide Help Line Goes Nationwide on July 16, 2022

Jul 13, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, family medicine, Pediatrics, suicide, crisis

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Today the Northwest AHEC Practice Support team brings you an announcement from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy regarding the 988 Suicide Help Line.

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Child Mental Health in Primary Care: Free Consultation

Mar 30, 2022 10:21:36 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in mental health, family medicine, anxiety, Pediatrics, depression

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children's Hospital Association,

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NC Matters: An important FREE resource for Primary Care Providers

Feb 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, mental health, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, depression

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Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs in some women following pregnancy and delivery. It is one of the most common medical complications during the six months following childbirth and is associated with adverse outcomes for both mother and child. In North Carolina, nearly 11% of women experienced postpartum depression.  Source: America's Health Rankings https://www.americashealthrankings.org/explore/health-of-women-and-children/measure/postpartum_depression/state/NC  

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Behavioral Health Reverse Integration Online Series

Jan 10, 2022 10:31:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, online learning, integrated care

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This online series will focus on the reverse integration process and provide details on how to implement this new model of care. It is offered as an FREE online series that is self-paced with 5 modules to choose from. 

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