Director’s Message

December 17, 2018

It has been exciting and busy at the Center. We continue to grow our services to serve more individuals with serious mental illness in the Triangle and across the State. Thava Mahadevan, MS, our operations director, just received a new $2.4M federal  grant that will provide coordinated care for individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness … Continued

Center receives $2.4 million SAMHSA grant to address homelessness and provide comprehensive behavioral (mental health) care

December 17, 2018

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health has received a $2.4 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address homelessness and provide comprehensive behavioral (mental health) care and other services for individuals living with serious mental illnesses who are experiencing or who are at risk for homelessness. … Continued

Deborah Lawson appointed to Wake County Human Services Board

December 17, 2018

Deborah Lawson, a licensed clinical social worker and family therapist, at the Center’s Wake STEP Clinic in Raleigh, was appointed to the Wake County Human Services Board in November and approved by the Wake County Board of County Commissioners for a two-year term. Wake County Human Services Board is a consolidated policy and advocacy board … Continued

No Limits Gala celebrates fifth year

December 17, 2018

The Center celebrated its fifth annual No Limits Gala November 1, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus. Nearly 150 friends and supporters celebrated the evening with dinner, music, as well as silent and live auctions. John Gilmore, MD, director of the Center, Thad and Alice Eure Professor and vice chair … Continued

News Briefs

December 17, 2018

Brushes with Life presents annual fall exhibition and reception Created in 2000 to provide artists recovering from mental illness a venue to exhibit their work, the UNC Brushes with Life Arts Program presented its annual exhibition and reception September 25. Following a reception at the UNC Starbucks, guests enjoyed art that was displayed in the … Continued

Editor

December 17, 2018

Reality Check Newsletter Summer/Fall 2018
Editor: Alice Lockhart, BA, Director of Communications [alice_lockhart@med.unc.edu]
Photography Brian Stickland Photography
Alec Himwich Photography
Copyright – UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, N.C

Beth Rossi named clinic manager

June 28, 2018

  Beth Rossi Elizabeth “Beth” Rossi, director, quality management, has been named to a newly-created position, clinic manager. As clinic manager, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center’s three clinic sites in Orange and Wake counties. Her new responsibilities include monitoring patient-focused issues such as scheduling and clinic flow, and maintaining policy compliance with … Continued

Center’s Fifth Annual No Limits Gala features dinner, music and auctions

June 28, 2018

Mark your calendar for Nov. 1, 2018 for the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health’s Fifth Annual No Limits Gala fundraiser at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. Expect a lively evening with music, food, auctions and friends. The Gala is set for 6:30–9:15 p.m. The evening … Continued