General Mental Health

Nonprofits, Self-Help, Professional Organizations, More

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
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Seeks to develop, support, and/or administer programs, services, and activities that make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children who have been affected by the trauma of brain injury.

Central Children’s Home of North Carolina
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Provides family centered services via an appropriate period of residential group care for children and youth from age 5-21, who cannot remain at home due to dependency, neglect or abuse. Promotes positive family functioning and/or independent living by providing a wholesome atmosphere that is conducive to their emotional, educational, social, spiritual and physical growth and development.

CYFERnet - Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
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Provides research-based information on children, youth and families from the nation's leading universities

Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services: North Carolina
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Seeks to provide people with, or at risk of, mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse problems and their families the necessary prevention, intervention, treatment, services and supports they need to live successfully in communities of their choice.

Healthy Carolinians
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The Governor’s Task Force for Healthy Carolinians (GTF/HC) appointed five committees to develop the North Carolina 2010 Health Objectives: Maternal and Young Child, Child and Adolescent, Adult, Older Adult, and Community Health. Each committee met at least monthly between August 1999 and May 2000. Each committee’s membership was made up of GTF/HC members, local Healthy Carolinians Task Force members, as well as professionals representing agencies, programs, and organizations that specifically target the age group being studied. The GTF/HC charged each committee to study the issues that challenge the health and well being of North Carolinians. The committees were also charged to be inclusive and to study other North Carolina statewide plans, programs, and initiatives that are focused on the same issues. The GTF/HC asked for health objective recommendations that would support the work of health professionals, both public and private, across the state and bring about collaborative efforts.

Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas
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Seeks to promote mental health, prevent mental disorders and eliminate discrimination against people with mental disorder through community advocacy, education, and service.

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) North Carolina
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NAMI North Carolina is a nonprofit organization helping to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the debilitating effects of severe and persistent mental illness through advocacy, education, and support.

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) North Carolina
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NAMI North Carolina is a nonprofit organization helping to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the debilitating effects of severe and persistent mental illness through advocacy, education, and support.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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The mission of the coalition is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
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Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services.

National Institutes of Health
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The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.

NC Prevention Partners
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Seeks to build prevention systems to improve the health of North Carolinians through its three-fold strategy of fostering partnerships, influencing policy and promoting prevention.

North Carolina AHEC Latino Health Resource Center
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A statewide collaborative effort to promote increased Spanish fluency and related cultural competencies among North Carolina health professionals.

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers
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Meets the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, healthcare agencies and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina.

North Carolina Assistive Technology Program
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A state and federally funded program that provides assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities, allowing people with disabilities or older individuals be more independent at home, school, work, leisure time, or in community life.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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An inclusive statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation.

North Carolina Commission to End Homelessness
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A statewide membership association of activists and organizations committed to better meeting the needs of homeless citizens through targeted advocacy and increased public awareness and by providing homelessness services, and access to mental health, substance abuse, and development disability services.

North Carolina Council of Community Programs
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Committed to improving the health status of North Carolina's communities by promoting effective, efficient, and sufficient mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse care through member excellence.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
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Responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing the human service needs for fragile populations like the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence.

North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation
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A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing infant death and illness and to improving the health of women and young children in North Carolina.

North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation
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Seeks to promote mental health through psychoanalytic, education and therapy.

North Carolina Psychological Association
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A professional organization designed to serve the interests of psychologists in North Carolina and advocates for psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting human welfare.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
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Responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics in North Carolina.

Smart Start
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A public-private initiative providing early childhood education funding and technical assistance to all counties in North Carolina.

University of North Carolina: FPG Child Development Institute
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Seeks to cultivate and share the knowledge necessary to enhance child development and family well being. Through a variety of grants and contracts, the insitute conducts research and provides outreach services. Most of the institute’s work addresses young children ages birth to 8 years. They have a special focus on children who experience biological or environmental factors that challenge early development and learning.

 
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