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Lucy Marques


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For Suicide Prevention Month, community organizations educate on mental health and crisis response

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and community members and organizations throughout Orange County are hosting events to promote awareness and educate residents about mental health.  The Orange County Health Department held an adult mental health first aid training on Sept. 16, and will hold another on Sept. 23. And the Durham County Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Department will  hold a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk on Sept. 29. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call the national helpline at 988. The line is available 24/7 via call or text, and is free and confidential.

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'It’s not just health care': New state health improvement plan aims to promote health equity

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its 2022 State Health Improvement Plan (NC SHIP) in August. The plan explains strategies to improve key indicators of health identified by the Healthy North Carolina 2030 report.  “I think if we really want to serve everyone equitably, we have to do that multidisciplinary approach,” Caitlin Fenhagen, criminal justice resource director for Orange County, said.

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