Hope For The Holidays!

Hope For The Holidays!
The holidays are a difficult time for many people. Some grieve the loss of loved ones. Some stress over the business of the season. Anxiety or anger come with the thought of dealing with families and unrealistic expectations. Whatever the reason, this time of year triggers difficult emotions. It's not just the season to be jolly. It's the season for the blues. 2020 has been an especially di...
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Hands of Hope Gift Drive

Hands of Hope Gift Drive
It's that time of year again! The season of compassion and giving, the season of unconditional care for those in need. Mental Health Greensboro is happy to team up with area churches for our annual holiday gift giving program, Hands of Hope. Hands of Hope donations benefit both the children and adult patients of Moses Cone Behavioral Health Hospital (Greensboro) and Central Regional Hospital (Ral...
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Older Adults & Mental Illness

Older Adults & Mental Illness
October 9, 2020- Our attention today turns to older adults and mental illness. Not only is it just as important that we identify and treat mental illness among our older folk than our younger population, it’s necessary. NAMI warns that the “impact of depression on health in older adults can be severe: much research has reported that depression is associated with worse health in people with con...
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The Impact of Stress

The Impact of Stress
October 8th, 2020 - National Mental Illness Awareness Week continues! Today our focus is on stress, often known as the ‘silent killer.’ First, let’s make a distinction. There’s two types of stress most people know: regular stress which can be triggered by everyday responsibilities in work and life, serious life changes like chronic diseases and diagnosis, the death of a loved one, etc. Then...
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Youth Mental Illness

Youth Mental Illness
October 5th, 2020: It's the fourth day of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. Our discussion today turns to youth mental illness. When do most mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders begin? Early childhood! The CDC states that, “1 in 6 U.S. children aged 2–8 years (17.4%) had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.” Adolescence is a time of huge emotional, ...
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The Impact of Covid on Mental Health

The Impact of Covid on Mental Health
This post is part series for Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10, 2020. Today is the third day of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. Today we’ll look at the impact COVID-19 has had on our collective mental health this past year. It’s no secret that the current pandemic is affecting people’s mental health. In the United States alone, there have been more than 7 million cases...
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Why We Need Mental Illness Awareness

Why We Need Mental Illness Awareness
This post is part of our series for Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10th, 2020. Today, October 4th, marks the second day of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. This week, we’ll be looking at the impact that mental illness can have on the lives of our loved ones or even ourselves. Let’s begin with why we need mental illness awareness. In the words of famous Hollywood actor M...
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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Act on Advocacy

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Act on Advocacy
Today marks 2020's beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Today Mental Health Greensboro would like to invite you to be an advocate for those experiencing mental health challenges by supporting the PEERS ACT of 2020. This bi-partisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on September 11th of this year by Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE). I...
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Lefty For Life Golf Tournament

Lefty For Life Golf Tournament
The Lefty For Life CBG Memorial Tournament was borne out of the grief and sadness over the loss of a terrific person and friend Charles Bradley Gunn. A few of his closest friends came together to create an event to help in the grieving process and emotional loss of such an incredible person who touched so many of our lives. Brad, as all of his friends and acquaintances knew him, tragically ...
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Tune in and Stomp The Stigma Today!

Tune in and Stomp The Stigma Today!
Join us today, September 19th! Watch our virtual concert, spread the word to your friends about the importance of ending the stigma associated with mental illness. Support our cause by purchasing tickets for our great raffle prizes (winners announced 9/21/2020). Your support provides valuable mental health resources to our community and keeps our services free! Our concert featuring AJ &amp...
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