Category: Community

Agency opens mobile services office

BY Amelia Harper Staff Writer Article printed by Rocky Mount Telegram Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 Integrated Family Services held an open house Thursday for its mobile crisis management office in Rocky Mount. The office at 135 Woodridge Court will

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Trillium’s Mobile Crisis Team expands to New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick counties

By Kristine Crane Article printed by Port City Daily Piblished: June 18, 2017 Mona Townes, the Mobile Crisis Director for Integrated Family Services, has had people tell her, “Had you not come out, my plan was to kill myself.” The

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Schools refine mental health program

By Sharieka Botex Article printed by The Daily Reflector Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 Pitt County Schools for the next three years will work with two mental health care providers to deliver services including therapy and crisis intervention with the

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Experts discuss show dealing with teen suicide

Experts discuss Netflix show dealing with teen suicide Article printed by WNCT.com By Tamara Scott Published: April 20, 2017, 6:00 pm Updated: April 20, 2017, 6:26 pm GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” premiered on Netflix

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Local advocates combat prescription drug crisis

By wnctbrandontruitt Published: March 2, 2017, 6:50 pm | Updated: March 2, 2017, 11:19 pm GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Federal and state lawmakers are taking measures to stop the drug problem in the U.S. The issue might seem overwhelming to

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Mental health first aid training held in Greenville

Article printed by WNCT.com By Josh Birch Published: February 25, 2017, 11:01 am | Updated: February 25, 2017, 11:09 pm GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Dozens of people attended a first aid mental health training in Greenville Saturday. The training, sponsored

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Mental health service providers face challenges

Article printed in the Jacksonville Daily News By Amanda Thames Posted: Jan 23, 2017 at 12:01 AM Getting help for a mental illness means knowing where to go — and having the courage to do so. RHA Health Services, Le’Chris,

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Integrated Family Services Mobile Crisis Unit assist in standoff situation

Jacksonville Police arrest man after 11-hour standoff on New River Dr. JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) – After an 11-hour long standoff, the Jacksonville Police Department arrested a man on several charges early Sunday morning. Officers responded to 515 New River Dr.

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National crisis centers link uptick in calls to election; local centers do not

Article by WNCT-TV By Zora Stephenson Published: November 15, 2016, 5:20 pm | Updated: November 15, 2016, 6:57 pm GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Suicide hotlines across the country have seen an uptick in calls since President-elect Donald Trump’s win last

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Mom calls on local program to aid son during mental crisis

Article by WNCT-TV By Zora Stephenson Published: September 14, 2016, 5:19 pm | Updated: September 14, 2016, 6:45 pm SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – The dangers for mental illnesses continues to make headlines. Pitt County’s Integrated Family Services offers help with

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New center opens doors in city

Article from Carteret County News-Times By Jackie Starkey Friday, September 2, 2016 MOREHEAD CITY — Health officials, advocates and the greater community welcomed mental health support and counseling services to the county Wednesday as they cut the ribbon on the

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Sheriff’s office offers help for addiction

Article from the Rocky Mount Telegram By Lindell John Kay Staff Writer Monday, April 4, 2016 The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is offering help to anyone who wants to break their addiction to opiates. Dubbed the Coordinated Opiate Recovery Effort,

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Adolescent rural suicide rates on the rise

By Jennifer Cannon Staff Writer, The Free Press Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM In 2013, 17 percent of United States high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months, according to a report by the

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Adolescent suicide prevention and intervention

Join us as we explore a new topic each month. Get information that relates to your local community. These events are FREE and open to the general public. Sponsored by Lenoir Memorial Hospital and Eastpointe MCO Adolescent Suicide: Prevention &

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Mobile Crisis teams offer solutions to substance abuse, mental health issues

By Caroline Hudson Monday, February 1, 2016 Keith Hamm remembers well how he once unknowingly saved a man’s life at a bus stop. Hamm said he found him sitting there in tears, and the man explained how he spent all

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Agencies Seek To Avoid Involuntary Commitments

By Rebecca Bunch Staff Writer Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A conversation between agencies involved in the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill in Chowan County is helping to create a road map for helping them avoid that fate. Steps in

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Mobile Crisis offers alternative in mental health emergencies

“Anytime you make changes, there are going to be issues. What we’ve got now is, we’ve got people that can be called in to help bridge the gap for people in crisis in combination with other services.”
 Keith Hamm Oversees

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Crisis Intervention Workshop

Elements of Crisis Intervention, Prevention, and Planning Workshop January 14, 2016 Edwin W. Monroe AHEC Conference Center Venture Tower Drive, Greenville, NC Provided by: ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Adults and children with a serious mental illness and substance use disorders often

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IFS Inducted

Integrated Family Services is proud to announce that we will be inducted into the East Carolina University Cornerstone Society on October 16, 2015. The Cornerstone Society at the College of Health and Human Performance is composed of a group of

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IFS Receives Triple “A” Award

Integrated Family Services is proud to announce that we are being recognized with a 2015 Transforming Lives Awards by receiving the: Triple “A” Award (Awareness, Advocacy & Assistance) Recognizes providers that demonstrate exceptional public awareness and/or advocacy functions through Prevention,

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