Our Mission

The mission of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health is to promote the recovery of persons with mental illness in North Carolina through evidence-based and cost-effective prevention, treatment, training, research and community education.

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Categories and Services

Contact Information

Carr Mill Clinics

Appointments and referral information for new patients


The NC Psychiatric Research Center



UNC STEP Community Clinic – Wake

Appointments for all locations


UNC Wake Encompass



Clinic/Office Hours

8:00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
except Wake Regional Offices

  • UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives nearly $500,000 to study mental health program

    Lorna Moser, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center’s Institute for Best Practices, is principal investigator for a three-year, nearly $500,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for a national study to look at Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for individuals with serious mental illness. Learn more at UNC’s Vital Signs.

  • Tiny Homes Village breaks ground at the Farm at Penny Lane

    The  UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, a partner with the  UNC School of Social Work, the nonprofit organization Cross Disability Services (XDS Inc.)  and other community partners broke ground November 15  for the Tiny Homes Village (THV) at the UNC Farm at Penny Lane. The Village will provide housing for veterans and … Continued

  • John Gilmore, MD

    Three ‘Art in Science’ Competition Winners Demonstrate Beauty of Science

    in  honor of University Research Week at UNC-Chapel Hill, the UNC School of Medicine is featuring three winning images from its “Art in Science” competition, images that embody the spirit of discovery, the importance of innovation and collaboration, and the visual beauty of biomedical research. “Developing White Matter Pathways in the Infant Brain” was submitted  … Continued

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