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Friday, April 19, 2019

Thank you for publishing the article on Wednesday concerning mental health challenges in the workplace! May is Mental Illness Awareness Month, as formally designated nationally for many years.

As a board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Pitt County, mental illness in the workplace is always an important topic in our education and advocacy platforms. As your article clearly stated, “1 in 25 persons lives with a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits the person’s life activity. Sixty Two percent of missed work days can be attributed to mental health conditions!” 

North Carolina’s state office in Raleigh has held a NAMI Walk in Raleigh for the past 15 years. This has grown from the early years of about 300 walkers to over 1,200. Teams are formed from the shore to the mountains and gather in Raleigh to raise money for NAMI and the important work it does to support its educational, support and advocacy programs that reach out in our local communities.

NAMI Pitt County hosted the Bi-Annual Eastern N.C. Conference on April 6 at St. James United Methodist Church. Topics addressed were the changes coming in Medicaid for the mentally ill, the opioid crisis and it’s link to undiagnosed mental illness, the recently approved psychiatric advanced directives available to patients in behavioral health units, and a presentation on the status of several bills that will affect this growing population of mentally ill persons.

If you would like to support the NAMI North Carolina Walk, please visit www.naminc.org and navigate to our local team, Pirate Pride of Eastern North Carolina. Half of the donations will come back to the local affiliate. Thank you for your support.

Sandy Matthews

Greenville

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July 22, 2019

Tonight is a time to try my soul. I turned on my television around 9 p.m. and was ashamed of my fellow citizens of Pitt County. I heard “send her back” chanted by those citizens. I heard the sounds of hostility in those voices I never believed I could hear from people I might know. I…

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July 22, 2019

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July 21, 2019

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July 21, 2019

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