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Help support the fullest life possible!

On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, UNC Health celebrates the international day of giving, Giving Tuesday, with a special one day only event called Tar Heal Tuesday.

At the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, we focus on more than just the illness.  Our 20+ programs and clinics focus on early identification and prevention, sustained recovery, and proven clinical treatment.  We work with individuals with serious mental illness and their families to help our patients recover from their illness and gain the fullest life possible, one that incudes independent living, employment, education, and a rich social life.

Care is provided by multidisciplinary teams, including UNC psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors, nurses and other mental health professionals. We emphasize the integration of psychiatric and medical care. Your donation will provide needed support for our CECMH programs, training of new and existing mental health service providers, and open up new opportunities to individuals with mental illness.

To date, your past Tar Heal Tuesday donations have helped us raised over $40,000 for initiatives like…

Help Us Raise $10,000!

Don’t want to wait until the 28th to support us? Donate Today!

2023 Match Challenges!

John Gilmore

CECMH Director’s Challenge
Center Director Dr. John Gilmore will match up to $1000 in donations made on November 28th!

“The Center has helped so many people over the years with its innovative treatment and recovery programs. I’m offering this match challenge because I know that our best ideas really need this kind of support to make them a reality and to make a real difference.” – John Gilmore, MD

david pope
David Pope

CECMH Advisory Board Chairman Challenge
CECMH Board Chair David Pope and his wife Jeannie Pope will match up to $500 in donations made between 10-11am on November 28th!

“Thank you for supporting the research and recovery programs run through the UNC Center of Excellence in Community Mental Health. Together we can all make a difference in helping improve the treatments available and the lives of those dealing with mental illnesses.” – David and Jeannie

Karen Lamont
Karen Lamont

Lamont Family Challenge
CECMH Board Member Karen Lamont and her husband Jim Lamont will match up to $1,000 in donations made on November 28th!

“In honor of our son Kip who benefits so greatly by the great work of the Center!” – Karen and Jim Lamont

Josh Morgan

Morgan Wellness Challenge
CECMH At Large Board Member Josh Morgan will match up to $500 in donations made on November 28th!

Josh is passionate about raising awareness of the need for more whole-person care. Holistic approaches, including behavioral health, makes services more person-centered and strengths-based, as well as improving outcomes and cost effectiveness.

The Programs Your Donations Have Supported!

Community Service Programs
Equipment and training for mental health care professionals.

Food Assistance Programs
Expansion of the Heat and Eat Meals program, delivering pre-made meals to high risk individuals.

Creation of 15 affordable-living houses for individuals with mental health illnesses.

Farm at Penny Lane
Equipment and supplies for the recovery programs offered at the 40 acre facility.

Brushes with Life Arts Program
Art supplies and canvases for participants for individuals with mental illness utilizing creative art practices to promote healing and recovery.

Horticultural Therapy Program
Plants and garden supplies for participants.

PAWS: Peer Assisted Wellness Support
Training for a facilities wellness dog, providing support to various health care locations.

North Carolina Clozapine Network
Creation of program and training for health care professionals.


Thank You For Your Support!