NC DHHS LEADERSHIP CHANGES: NEW HEAD OF MEDICAID CHOSEN
NCPA looks forward to working with Dave Richard in his new role as head of Medicaid in NC – officially, Deputy Secretary of Medical Assistance - and applauds Secretary Wos for this appointment. In addition, NCPA is proud to have psychologist Dr. Courtney Cantrell as head of the Division of MH/DD/SA. For more information about the changes at DHHS, please click here.
NEPAL’S EARTHQUAKE: REFLECTIONS, RESOURCES AND RESILIENCE
Wednesday, May 20 is APA’s 6th Annual “Mental Health Blog Day”. As the blogosphere continues its rapid growth, so do blogs specifically dedicated to mental health issues. There are many excellent blogs devoted to this topic; one of the best is “Your Mind, Your Body” with frequent contributor, NCPA President Sandra Wartski, Psy.D.! In one of her most recent posts, “Nepal’s earthquake: reflections, resources and resilience”, she writes about the impact of the recent earthquake and what can be done to help those in need. Dr. Wartski also shares her personal connection with Nepal, providing insight into and fond memories of Nepalese culture. NCPA recognizes the importance of Mental Health Blog Day, and appreciates the enthusiastic contribution Dr. Wartski is making to the ever-widening sphere!
NCPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SALLY CAMERON AT DIX AGREEMENT SIGNING
NCPA Executive Director Sally Cameron (to left of Governor in photo above) joined other mental health advocates at a ceremony this morning as Governor Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane signed documents transferring the deed for the Dorothea Dix Hospital land to the City of Raleigh. Proceeds from the sale – $52M – are to go to mental health services. The Governor lauded the work of the mental health advocacy community and talked about how much more needs to be done. For additional information on the deal, please click here for the N&O article.