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Teachers say more mental health counselors needed in SC schools

May 16, 2019

By Jason Raven | April 26, 2019 at 5:36 PM EDT – Updated April 27 at 8:15 AM WCSC https://www.live5news.com/2019/04/27/teachers-say-more-mental-health-counselors-needed-sc-schools/ COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Next week, teachers will be rallying at the State House to push for changes in the classroom. Steve Nuzum is a high school teacher at the Richland School District Two. He’ll join fellow more »

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Suicide rate in SC prisons hits record high as mental health problems grow

May 3, 2019 By Mary Katherine Wildeman The Post and Courier https://www.postandcourier.com/news/suicide-rate-in-sc-prisons-hits-record-high-as-mental/article_e3f070b8-6ab6-11e9-8e88-0b119ed5f1bd.html Eleven South Carolina prisoners committed suicide last year. The number is almost double what it was in 2017. It is a grim all-time record for corrections officials who say they’re doing what they can to address the mental health needs of its inmates. more »

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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‘No wonder nobody seeks help’: Is SC lacking mental health care options for children?

April 9, 2019

APRIL 01, 2019 04:26 PM, UPDATED APRIL 02, 2019 09:01 AM By David Weissman Myrtle Beach Online https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article228684934.html When Shannon Norman Walker took her foster child to the hospital for a mental health emergency, she didn’t know much about the state of South Carolina’s mental health care system. But after seeing her child spend more than more »

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