With a multi-million dollar deficit still looming over Western Highlands Network, the organization’s board members will have to find another way to balance the budget after they withdrew their most recent budget reduction plan. (Photo of interim CEO Charles Schoenheit by Caitlin Byrd)
Buncombe County struggles with a high suicide rate, and though old wives’ tales say that letting someone talk about killing themself will make them more likely to do it, local health experts disagree. “That is not true. It’s actually the opposite,” says Sue Brooks, executive director of All Souls Counseling Center at 35 Arlington St. […]
Do the holidays leave you feeling knocked out? Deflated? Overwhelmed? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Find some tips for coping within. Photo by Calvin Allen.
I do not entirely discount the following statement from the Aug. 10 Wellness article, “Thy Rod and Thy Staff: “Due to the stigma that still exists concerning mental illness …” I object to the use of the word stigma. Prejudice exists. Ignorance exists. To proclaim a "stigma" is common; to do so disguises prejudices one […]
A pair of Asheville psychiatrists are using technology to link people around the globe while promoting the work of groundbreaking Swiss analyst and author Carl Jung. Considered one of fathers of modern psychology, Jung was a trailblazer in exploring human consciousness, including its darker side.
I guess, at some point, the mentally ill should take personal responsibility for their own recovery [“The Sick Must Heal Themselves?” Nov. 17, Xpress]. I am sure [the writer] was well intentioned, and that there are people who can and should take stronger roles in their own well-being, but regardless of the illness, there are […]
The good news and the bad news: Committees present annual reports on conservation easements and adult care facilities.
Lanier Cansler, North Carolina’s new secretary of health and human services, minced no words, proclaiming, “I’ve made it clear: Mental-health reform is over.” Citing a pattern of “constant change and problems” since 2001’s failed attempt to transition patients from state hospitals into community-care networks that never adequately materialized, Cansler declared, “We’ve got to create the […]
Our VOINCAs the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan grind on, another threat is growing here at home. And though it’s invisible, it has the same potential to spawn abuse, maiming and death. This threat targets the families and loved ones of untreated or poorly treated soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and other emotional conditions […]