The board and staff of MHAT are pleased to welcome their new executive director, Benjamin Staples, who came on board January 1.
As a local advocate for the mentally ill, Mental Health America of the Triangle (MHAT) wishes to add its voice in support of a call for an emergency session of the North Carolina Legislature to correct the language and budgeting error that omitted needed funding for North Carolina’s group home facilities.
Jesse Wilbert (Wil) Edgerton died on October 1 in Greensboro, NC. He was a life-long supporter of the public's need for mental health services, holding many offices in professional and volunteer organizations. He won many awards for his work in community psychology.
Raising a child who is suffering from mental illness is challenging enough. Yet, some Latino parents are also struggling with a language barrier that may prevent them from identifying and accessing important resources for their family. In an effort to bridge this gap, Mental Health America of the Triangle’s Family Advocacy Network (FAN) has expanded its services to support Latino parents.
Mental Health America of the Triangle (MHAT) has announced new leadership for its board of directors. Michael Jokich will serve as president, joined by Don Hopkins, as vice president. Marilyn Ghezzi and Denise Wallace will continue in their roles of secretary and treasurer, respectively.
By Kimberly Jeffs, LPC; Miriam Lieberman, LPC; and Sara Peach, LCSW.
More than 26 percent of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder each year. But whether or not they receive the help they need often depends on their ability to pay for it. (Chapel Hill News, May 2012)
By McKenzie "Kenzie Pop" Brannon. Everyone needs a friend – someone to show they care. That is the premise behind Compeer, a program that pairs people with mental health challenges with volunteer “friends.” (Chapel Hill News, May 2012)