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WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of children with emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges.  

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RALEIGH — Last week, the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force submitted its 2022 Annual Report to Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. General Assembly. The report contains data on child deaths and recommendations for changes in law to prevent child deaths formulated by the Task Force after studying data, hearing presentations by agency leaders and experts in child health and safety, and hearing recommendations from child death reviews. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it has been awarded $3.3 million to expand support for people in mental health crisis. This funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration to the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services will help North Carolina transition the Suicide Prevention Lifeline from the current 10-digit number to an easier, three-digit number — 9-8-8 — for people having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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RALEIGH  — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System Data Dashboard, an interactive online dashboard that provides aggregate information on violent deaths for all 100 counties in North Carolina. The NC-VDRS dashboard, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was created to make data more accessible to public health partners to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of prevention efforts around violence and safety. 

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The following free webinars are being offered by Sandhills Center Family Support and Community Collaboration. If you would like to register, contact the person located at the end of each description.

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The following free webinars are being offered by Sandhills Center Family Support and Community Collaboration. If you would like to register, contact the person located at the end of each description.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 State Planning Grant through Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline). This grant, totaling $129,555, provides support to begin implementing the Lifeline’s new 988 number.

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HAMLET— Nearly 40 percent of flagged emails from Richmond County students mention either suicide or depression, according to Dr. Wendy Jordan.

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It’s been more than five months since former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Mike Adams killed himself after being pushed into early retirement for offensive tweets. My friend David French and my colleague Robert Shibley already wrote powerful articles about it, but I knew eventually I needed to say my piece. 

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When policymakers across the country decided to “lock down” in response to the March outbreak of the novel coronavirus, they took a leap into the unknown. Not only did we know little about COVID-19 itself at that time, but we knew almost nothing about how shutting down nearly all of society would affect people.

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