Why we shouldn’t be scared to talk about suicide Mental Health Youth Suicide

  Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a five-part series examining youth suicide in North Carolina. Scenes in this series may be disturbing to some readers. If you need help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  As I sat down to write this week-long look at youth suicide in North Carolina, I could hear the admonitions.… Full story »

What parents should know about suicide Mental Health Youth Suicide

  Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a five-part series examining youth suicide in North Carolina. Scenes in this series may be disturbing to some readers. If you need help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. April Quick knew her oldest child, Ash Haffner, was struggling with mental health issues, gender identity, and bullying at school — but she didn’t expect Ash to die by suicide on a snowy February night last year.… Full story »

Out of balance Mental Health Youth Suicide

  Editor’s Note: This is the third in a five-part series examining youth suicide in North Carolina. Scenes in this series may be disturbing to some readers. If you need help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Kelly Lister’s job title has changed, but her mission is the same: Keeping Wake County public school students and employees safe.… Full story »

At greater risk Mental Health Youth Suicide

  Editor’s Note: This is the second in a five-part series examining youth suicide in North Carolina. Scenes in this series may be disturbing to some readers. If you need help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The summer before Ash Haffner died by suicide, Ash and April Quick, Ash’s mom, attended Charlotte’s annual Pride parade.… Full story »

All the little things start seeming like big things Mental Health Youth Suicide

  Editor’s Note: This is the first in a five-part series examining youth suicide in North Carolina. Scenes in this series may be disturbing to some readers. If you need help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 The last thing April Quick said to her oldest child had something to do with potato skins.… Full story »

Telepsychiatry in NC: Mental Health Care Comes to You Mental Health Research

This article on Telepsychiatry in NC was published in North Carolina Insight in July 2014.  We are highlighting our previous work on mental health as part of mental health awareness month.    Getting mental health care to the rural areas of North Carolina has never been easy. Twenty-eight counties across the state still do not have a psychiatrist.… Full story »