• Charlie gets a bath

    Successful fundraising campaign will allow UNC PAWS to continue

      Charlie gets a bath A month-long crowdfunding campaign, launched June 1, raised more than $55,000 to support the UNC PAWS program, which was in jeopardy of closing. More than 460 individuals donated during the campaign, which was conducted by the Medical Foundation of North Carolina Inc. Generally, grants and private donors fund PAWS and … Continued

  • Karen Lamont joins Center advisory board

    Karen Lamont, vice president, Kalos Golf in Chapel Hill, golf tour operator offering golf cruises and private jet tours around the world, recently joined the Center’s advisory board. Karen and her husband Jim moved to North Carolina in 1983; they have three children, one of whom has special needs and resides at home. She received … Continued

  • Emily Clark

    ACT Teams provide shadowing training for North Carolina and Virginia ACT teams

      Emily Clark Kristin Lukasiewicz Typically, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams provide 24/7 community-based care to individuals with severe mental illness. For the second year, the Center’s two ACT teams also provided shadowing training for other ACT providers and administrators. Shadowing provides an up close and personal look at professionals providing high fidelity and evidence-based … Continued

  • The 24th STEP Symposium features supported employment

      Mental wellness and recovery go well beyond medications and therapy; as with housing, employment is a critical part of many individuals’ recovery plans. This year’s successful 24th Annual STEP (Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program) Symposium featured the evidence-based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment-training model and included a panel of clients who discussed … Continued

  • Thava Mahadevan

    The Center receives three-year CARF accreditation

      Thava Mahadevan Beth Rossi The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services including behavioral medicine. The accreditation is under UNC Behavioral Health Community Access and Recovery Empowerment (UNC BH CARES), … Continued