St. Patty’s Day Split The Pot Fundraiser!

It's a new year, and it's time for a little good fortune! Mental Health Greensboro's St. Patty's Day Split the Pot Fundraiser will bring a little luck to both our organization and to one lucky winner on March 17th! Help us grow our pot of gold from now until March 16th! The bigger the pot, the better the payout! Mental Health Greensboro will split the pot of gold right down the middle on Saint Patrick's day with one generous person who donates and that person will walk away with a little ...
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Dig Into Wellness In the New Year

Mental Health Greensboro will begin a new round of Wellness Academy classes in the New Year. Some of our more popular classes will be held, and now is the time to register. Our Resurgence class begins December 28th and is offered online and in-person. Resurgence is a great, short, 4 session class that ignites hope in the future of your self care and wellness journey. WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) & WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) will begin new socially distant, in-pe...
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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 (Raleigh), who otherwise may not have much of a season of celebration. Clothes, toiletries, and fun...
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Older Adults & Mental Illness

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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 conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.” How common is mental illness in older populati...
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The Impact of Stress

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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 there’s eustress, which can come from taking on a new project at work that requires you to hone a s...
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Youth Mental Illness

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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, social, and physical changes that is easily affected by a wide variety of risk factors that can have...
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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 of infection and over 200k deaths. In the world, those cases rise to 34 million and 1 million respe...
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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 Mark Ruffalo, “A lot of people are living with mental illness around them. Either you love one or you...
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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 took his own life after struggling with depression that has affected many of us throughout our own l...
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