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Welcome to the 2011/2012 Community Resource Directory Welcome to the 2011/2012 Five County Community Resource Directory for Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties. This directory is brought to you by Five County Mental Health Authority and the Five County Community Collaborative. Our mission is “to increase public awareness by providing an opportunity for communication and education regarding issues such as health, safety and the environment among our counties, business community, medical community and the general public.” Changes continue to occur in mental health; therefore, it is more critical than ever to inform the public of available services in the five-county area. This publication provides to the public — as well as to providers, consumers and family members — vital information about services, resources, information and facilities that may be useful to various service providers

and residents of the counties we serve. The guide also emphasizes the activities of family organizations, support groups and related programs. As you can see, this directory is rich with various types of resources. No matter if you are a student, teacher, parent, provider or other community member, you should find something that fits your needs. We have attempted to list core groups of organizations that if not able to meet the specific needs of someone, would be able to refer him or her to an appropriate person or agency. This publication was created in order to provide you with a readily available guide for use in your home or office to assist family, friends, co-workers or neighbors. We do not intend this guide to be an exhaustive list of all of the resources in the five-county area, but we are hopeful that it will give you information to assist in mak-

ing wise and healthy choices when it comes to caring for yourself and your loved ones. The advertisements included in this guide are solely the responsibility of the listed organizations. The services and information provided by some of the listed organizations may have changed since the research was done for this guide. We thank you for your understanding. We want to thank all the sponsors for allowing us to bring such valuable information to the community. This publication is a success because of the hard work of the communities served by the Five County Mental Health Authority and the dedication of the sponsors who have provided information to the public about the services in the area. Gina DeMent Public Information Officer Five County Mental Health Authority


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Table of Contents Where do I turn for help? 3 Five County Community Collaborative 4 Your link to resources 5 Help and referral line gets new name 5 Provider List 6-7, 16-17 Boys and Girls Clubs help youth reach potential 8 Alliance Rehabilitative Care 8 New community health assessment being prepared 9 Triumph LLC celebrates 10 years 9 P&W Group committed to people-centered care 11 Homeless Families Resource List 11 Drug/alcohol abuse web resource list 11 N.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services 11 HealthCore Resource provides quality mental health services 12 Safe Space on mission to reduce domestic violence 12 Warren County community health assessment 13 More Than Conquerors helps residents reach new heights 14 Help is available 24/7 when a crisis happens 14 CFAC: How can I get involved? 15 Hearing loss and your health 19 Maria Parham Medical Center: region’s leader in health care 21 Therapeutic Alternatives: a new name and expanded mission 22 Assistance in living life to its fullest 23 Central Community Services: Providing quality mental health care 23 Five County Support Groups List 24-25 Crisis Intervention Team 26 Developmental disabilities resource list 27 Alpha Management Community Services: a person-centered approach leading to independence 29 Veterans’ resource list 29 Mental health first aid training 29 Easter Seals UCP is transforming lives of those facing disabilities 31 First in Families helps those with disabilities believe in their dreams 32

Working with families to find solutions to real-life problems 33 Business Cents helps clients manage and use their funds wisely 33 Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks provides services for at-risk youth 34 Five-County Community Resource List 35 NAMI: A respected force in advocacy 36 What is health literacy? 37 Project Child Find designed to help children with disabilities 38 Group homes provide community life to developmentally disabled 39 Granville Health System: A dedication to quality 41 Rural Health Group offers primary care and health education 42 New pediatric dental office opened in Vance County 43 Abria’s Chase Foundation finds purpose out of tragedy 43 Five County Mental Health Authority’s Customer Services Unit 44 Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency: a new category of provider 45 National resource list 46-47 Is therapy right for me? There are many reasons to say ‘yes’ 48 Skills Management Group has goal of helping every child succeed 49 Omni Visions believes everyone deserves a family 49 Project RIDE: a community initiative 51 Vance County Department of Social Services Resource List 51 Vance County Learning Center 52 Innovative Therapy and Consulting offers help during life’s transitions 52 The Arc serves developmentally disabled 53 Vance County Parenting Task Force 54 Treatment can significantly improve lives of depression sufferers 54 Healthy living means managing stress well 55 Advertisers’ index 56

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Where do I turn for help? How to get Mental Health, Developmental Disability and Substance Abuse services from Five County Mental Health Authority Any citizen in the five counties who feels that he or she may need services for mental health, development disability or substance abuse issues may contact Five County Mental Health Authority for referral to our qualified community of providers. Someone will answer the Call Center’s toll free number at (877) 619-3761 — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For general information, call 1-866-375-1315. Our Call Center staff will determine the caller’s level of immediate need. If it is an emergency, the caller will be scheduled to be seen within two hours for a more thorough, comprehensive assessment. If the need is urgent but there is no immediate danger, an appointment will be scheduled within 48 hours with a provider who is trained to deal with the caller’s problem. For routine treatment, an assessment will be scheduled with a provider within seven calendar days. The Call Center will match the caller with a provider with expertise in assessing the identified problem and arrange an appointment at a time and place that is convenient for the caller. Our staff will also determine if the provider accepts the caller’s source of payment. The information below assists in linking you to services in the five-county area:

How do I contact the Call Center? To contact the Call Center for an assessment or referral, dial 1-877-619-3761

the Call Center is confidential and will only be shared with the agency where your appointment is located.

Can I make an appointment for my friend/family member?

— 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What happens when I call? A. Tell the licensed staff member if you are in crisis, if you are seeking a regular appointment, or if you are in need of other resource information. If you are in crisis, the staff member will ask you some questions to link you with immediate help. B. If you are seeking a regular appointment, the staff will enroll/register you for services and help obtain an appointment in your local area based on the type of service you request and the type of insurance you have (or if you have no insurance). The Call Center clinician will ask for information about your situation to assess your needs. If this screening determines that clinical services may be helpful, the clinician will help you choose a provider and schedule an appointment. The provider in turn will further discuss

your situation and help connect you with any additional services you may need. C. If you are seeking access to resources other than an appointment, the Call Center staff will share the resources that are available through the Call Center (i.e., 12-step meetings, location of an agency, contact number for the Department of Social Services, etc.). The staff will also help you find resources on health information topics by using nationally recognized sites, and can direct you to these resources — either through the Internet or through a toll-free telephone number. D. Be sure to write down the appointment location, date, time and any other needed information. Go to your appointment, have the evaluation and ask about any services you may need that were not discussed. E. All information you provide to

If you are calling about another person, the Call Center staff can assist if you are seeking help for: 1) minor child; 2) a person for whom you are the courtappointed guardian; or 3) a person who is over 18 years if that person gives permission to us to collect the information from you.

Can I, as a provider, make an appointment for someone who walks into our facility? You can allow the person to use your phone and provide a confidential place for making the call, but the person or his/her legal guardian has to make the call. Five County Mental Health Authority is responsible for ensuring that the citizens of the five-county area who seek help for mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse issues receive the services and support for which they are eligible so they can achieve their goals and live as independently as possible. For more information, please call 1-866-375-1315 or visit our website at


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Five County Community Collaborative On the third Monday of every month at 2 p.m., a group of between 30-50 people gathers in the second floor meeting room at the Aycock Recreation Center at 307 Carey Chapel Road in Henderson for the Five County Community Collaborative meeting. They come from Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance, and Warren counties. The are a diverse group representing many different aspects of our communities, but they share common interests and concerns that motivate the participation of everyone. Participants are concerned about serious issues confronting our communities including school suspension, underage drinking, drug abuse, bullying,

teen pregnancy, teen suicide, school dropout and gangs. Participants are interested in identifying community needs and developing strategies for addressing these needs. The Community Collaborative has 25 voting members consisting of consumers/family members, advocates, community leaders, representatives of the faith-based community and the various child service agencies (mental health, public schools, departments of social services, juvenile justice, private providers, etc.) Each county has an equal number of voting members. A larger group of non-voting advisory members from all five counties also represents the various constituencies.

The role of the collaborative is to ensure strong family/community/agency partnerships in order to improve and support existing services and to facilitate the development of other needed services for children and families. The Community Collaborative provides leadership and oversight of the System of Care in the areas of development, fiscal management, sustainability and service provision. System of Care is an integral part of mental health reform in North Carolina. It has been identified as the “best practice” for children and adolescents with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. It is a nationally recognized framework for organizing and coordi-

nating services and resources. A primary aim is to improve service delivery to children and families having multiple needs by reducing service and funding fragmentation. The goals include: • Develop a collaboration of the major child service agencies, private providers and various community supports. • Facilitate the development of shared goals and objectives. • Facilitate family and other consumer involvement. • Coordinate training opportunities with community partners. • Assist with the assessment of community needs and the identification of services appropriate to meet the identified needs.

• Assist with the development and monitoring of program outcomes. The potential benefits include: • Improved access and availability of services. • A more user friendly service system. • Improved utilization of available funding. • Increased involvement of community members in planning, funding, implementing and monitoring services. • Increased consumer input • Healthier children, families and communities. For additional information regarding the group, contact Alex Fonvielle, System of Care coordinator, at (252) 436-2054 or toll free at 1-866-506-6223.

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Licensed Counselors providing specialized services to the adults, adolescents and children in the Piedmont Triad area. We use evidencebased practices to help individuals & families cope with many issues. Everyone has the ability to change and we look forward to providing a great service for you and your loved ones. Trauma Therapy (EMDR & TFCBT) • DWI Services (ADETS, Assessment, Group) • Substance Abuse Treatment (SAIOP) • Counseling (Family, Group, Individual) • Compreshensive Clinical Assessments • Adolescent Sex Offender Treatment • Substance Abuse Assessments • Women Specific Services • Clinical Training & Consultation • Clinical Supervision • Case Management We assist with accessing local transportation services. Accepting Medicaid, NCHC, Tricare, Blue Cross Blue Shield & Self Pay

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Area Christians Together In Service 305 South Chestnut Street, Henderson, North Carolina 27536 (252)492-8231 • (252)492-2371 email

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Your link to resources Five County Mental Health Authority’s role is to link you with appropriate mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services that are convenient and accessible. The authority is a public agency that contracts with local professionals to provide these services.

Five County Mental Health Authority does not directly provide services, but it does oversee quality

of care, promote the development of services and assist individuals with questions or concerns they may have about their service. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Call Center number is 1-877-619-3761. For general information, call 1-866-375-1315.

Disclaimer Every attempt has been made to provide accurate and timely information in this guide. However, agency numbers may change, addresses may change and services offered by agencies may change while this guide is in use.

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Help and referral line gets new name On Oct. 15, 2010, Five County Mental Health Authority changed the name of its crisis line from Screening, Triage and Referral (STR) or HELPLINE to Call Center. If an individual needs an assessment or referral to a mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse provider, contact the Call Center at 1-877-619-3761 (toll free), 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The Call Center is staffed by qualified professionals who will listen to your situation or problem and make a referral to appropriate services and offer a choice of providers whenever possible. As part of the Five County Mental Health Authority commitment

to quality service, a new toll free information line (1-866-375-1315) has been added to provide general information to the community. This number can be used to contact all other departments, including utilization management. If you or someone you know could benefit from this resource, please make sure they are aware of this critical change. Five County Mental Health Authority is committed to providing support, information, and opportunities of choice for consumers, families and providers. It is our aim to help individuals gain access to services that are available, family-centered, and respect the rights of every person seeking services.

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Five County Mental Health Authority Provider List A A United Community, LLC CABHA Child/Adult MH Unit 3010 Falstaff Road Raleigh, NC 27610 Phone: 919-878-1590 Fax: 919-878-1593 Abundant Living Group Home, Inc. Child MH 438 Creekridge Drive Eden, NC 27288 Phone: 336-623-7669 ACI Support Specialist, Inc. Child MH/Adult DD 826 S. Garnett St. Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-431-1500 Cell/Crisis: 252-431-4964 Fax: 252-438-7000 Email: Advantage Care in Home Services/ Advantage Care Community Services Child/Adult MH/DD 265 Satterwhite Point Road Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-433-6100 Phone: 252-430-7878 Fax: 252-430-0000 Agape Family Counseling Adult/Child MH 120-A Orange St. Oxford, NC 27565 Phone: 919-691-2914 Fax: 919-529-1839 AHB Psychological Service Adult/Child MH/DD 1415 W. NC Highway 54, Suite 113 Durham, NC 27707-5597 Phone: 919-401-8090 Fax: 919-401-8091 Web site: Albemarle Counseling Group 1141 N. Road St., Suite B Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Phone: 252-335-2018 Fax: 252-335-9521 Alberta Professional Services, Inc. Child MH 1000 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405 Phone: 336-273-2640 Fax: 336-273-6522

Alexander Youth Network Child MH 6220 Thermal Road P.O. Box 220632 Charlotte, NC 28222 Phone: 704-944-6091 Fax: 704-362-6751

ASIS Counseling Child/Adult MH 851 W. Beckford Drive, Suite B Henderson, NC 27536-5910 Phone: 252-430-1087 Fax: 252-430-1088 Web Site:

Alliance Rehabilitative Care, Inc. Jeanne C. Harrison, Executive Director Alliance Rehabilitative Care, Inc. PO Box 748 Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: (252)492-8699 x. 24 Fax: (252)492-1172 E-mail:


Jamie Allison LPA Child/Adolescent DD 104 Jones Ferry Road, Suite J Carrboro, NC 27510 919-619-3803 Alpha Management Community Services, Inc. Child/Adult MH/DD 903 Williamsboro St. Oxford, NC 27565 Phone: 919-419-0043 or 1-866588-4440 Fax: 919-693-1706 Alternative Life Programs Child MH 2726 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 210 Durham, NC 27705-2590 Phone: 919-383-0891 Fax: 919-384-0108 Amani Psychological Services, Inc. Child/Adult MH 833 J. Wake Forest Business Park Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-556-6125 Fax: 919-373-1595 Ambleside, Inc. Child/Adult DD 1 Industrial Drive Snow Hill, NC 28580 Phone: 252-747-5252 Fax: 252-747-4244 Asi Trinity Counseling Services Child/Adult MH/SA/DD 107 Industrial Drive, Suite B Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone: 919-271-9073 Fax: 919-212-8140 E-mail:

B&D Behavioral Health Services, Inc. CABHA Child/Adult MH/SA 249 E. NC Highway 54 Suite 320 Durham NC 27713 Phone: 919-753-1089 Barine, Mary, LPC Child/Adult MH/SA 916 Windemere Lane Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-426-7065 Behavioral Health Diagnostics, PLLC Independent Comprehensive Clinical Assessments 208 North Garnett St. Station Suit I Henderson, NC 27549 & 101 North Main St. Louisburg, NC 29549 Behavioral Health Solutions, P.A. Child/Adult MH 1415 West Highway 54, Suite 111 Durham, NC 27707 Phone: 919-419-0524 Fax: 919-419-9651 E-mail: Website: www.behavioralhealthservices. net Better Connections, Inc. Child/Adult DD 112 B Suzan Circle Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-823-0685 Fax: 252-823-2067 Birch, Jennifer, LPC Child MH 1220 SE Maynard Road, Suite 202, Cary, NC 27511 Phone: 919-208-9428 Website: Blalock, Lutrino, LPA Child and Family MH/DD 10716 Lowery Drive Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919-604-0918 Fax: 919-847-6120

E-mail: Blue Lotus Healing Center, LLC Child/Adult MH 8838 US Highway 70 W, Ste 200 C Clayton, NC 27520 Phone: 919-946-8644 Fax: 919-550-2913 E-mail: BLUELOTUSHC@YAHOO.COM Bowman Family Services Child/Adult MH 1788 Heritage Center Drive Suite 104 Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-556-6501 Fax: 919-556-4933 E-mail: Website: Brady, Suzanne Child MH 839-C. Suite C Wake Forest Business Park Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-801-0337 Fax: 919-878-3393 E-mail: BriteSmilz and Community Connections, LLC Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 1165 Gregory Drive Post Office Box 86 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-537-7575 Fax: 252-537-9008 Britton and Crump, Inc CABHA 121 Hunt St. Durham NC 27701 Phone: 919-286-2100 Broadwater, Cynthia, LCSW P.O. Box 249 Middlesex, NC 27557-0249 Phone: 252-235-2161 Fax: 252-235-2625 Building Futures, LLC Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 100 Holden Road F Youngsville, NC 27596 Phone: 919-556-0534 Fax: 919-556-0453 Bush, Crystal, LCSW, LCAS-P Adolescent/Adult MH/SA 101 Industrial Drive Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone: 1-877-258-4795 Fax: 1-866-583-9593 E-mail:

C CCC Counseling Services Child/Adult MH 120-A Orange St. Oxford, NC 27565 Phone: 919-210-4176 Fax: 919-217-9692 CareNet Counseling, East Adult/Child MH 3219 Landmark St., Suite 7A Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 252-355-2801 Fax: 252-355-4708 E-mail: Caring Family Network Adult/Child MH 121 S. Estes Drive Ste. 100 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Phone (office): 919-636-5028 Fax: 919-969-6755 Phone (rapid response): 252-762-7074 Caring Hands and Supplementary Enrichment Education Adult/Child DD 3209 Guess Road, Suite 204 Durham, NC 27705-2692 Phone: 919-479-6806 Fax: 919-479-5566 Carolina Behavioral Care Phone (after hours): 252-915-0112 Fax: 919-496-6452 First Responder – Toll Free: 866242-0028 Henderson Site 510 Dabney Drive Henderson, NC 27536 Vance: 252-431-0072x220 Carolina Choice, LLC Child MH Post Office Box 12189 New Bern, NC 28561 Phone: 252-633-3855 Fax: 252-633-1548 Carolina Focus Adult/Child MH/SA 2313 Executive Circle Suite C Greenville, NC 28734 Phone: 252-758-0032 E-mail: Catoe, Karen, LCSW Child MH 1200 Broad St., Suite 200 Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 919-286-5463 Fax: 919-286-5438 E-mail: Central Community Services CABHA Adult/Child MH 101 Industrial Drive Louisburg, NC Phone: 919-496-3958 Oxford Site: 919-692-1248 The Clinical Evaluation and Resource Center, PLLC Family and Child MH 139 College St. PO Box 2058 Oxford NC 27565 Phone: 919-339-4602 Fax: 252-492-1303 E-mail: E-mail: Clougherty, Christopher, Ph.D. Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 515 Continental Drive Durham, NC, 27712 Phone: 919-475-2136 Fax: 919-383-2228 E-mail: CNC/ACCESS, Inc. CABHA Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 945 B-1 West Andrews Ave. Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-433-9500 Fax: 252-433-9501 Community Alternatives Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 805 Tiffany Blvd. Rocky Mount, NC 27804 Phone: 252-446-1965 Fax: 252-446-2820 Community Link Counseling Services Adult/Child MH 349 Technical Court Garner, NC 27529 Phone: 919-264-5332 Fax: 888-316-3694 Website: www. Community Outreach for Youth and Family Services, Inc. 2310 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 132 Durham, NC 27703 Phone: 919-423-2277

Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. Adult DD

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602 S. Garnett St. Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-492-9555 (INCO) Fax: 252-492-6167

P. O. Box 51014 Durham NC 27717 Phone: 919-475-3731 E-mail:

Coordinated Health Services Child/Adult MH/DD 1224 Copeland Oak Drive Morrisville, NC 27560 Toll Free: 866-412-1005 Phone: 919-861-2546 x233 Fax: 919-861-5636

Diverse Solutions Kimball, Jane Sargent 3410 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607 Child/Adult MH Phone: 919-838-0804 Fax: 919-838-1219 Website:

Corine’s Care Management, Inc. CABHA Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 369-B Highway 13 S. Snow Hill, NC 28580 Phone: 252-747-5705 Fax: 252-747-5635 Crescent Moon Counseling Child MH 221 West Orange St. P.O. Box 232 Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-431-0075 C.W. Counseling 608 Jackson St. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-537-4005 Fax: 525-537-0329

D DD Residential Services, Inc. Adult DD PO Box 88 Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-438-6700 Fax: 438-6720 Day By Day Treatment Center of Johnston County, Inc Adult SA 1101 River Road Selma, NC 27576 Phone: 919-965-6550 Fax: 919-965-4443 Additional fax line: 919-975-1029 Deaf Access, Inc. 2061 Hopeton Ave. Raleigh, NC 27614 Phone: 919-792-2121 Dillard Counseling and Consultation Services Adult/Child MH/SA 120-A Orange St. Oxford, NC 27565 Phone: 919-624-0563 Fax: 919-528-0060 E-mail: DivaKay Counseling Service Adult/Child MH

Dove Supportive Services, LLC Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 3900 Barrett Drive, Suite 302 Raleigh, NC 27609 Phone: 1-919-786-4388 Fax: 919-786-4399 Durham Exchange Club Industries, Inc. Child/Adult DD 1717 Lawson St. Durham, NC 27703 Office Phone: 919-596-1341 Fax: 919-596-6380

E Eagle Healthcare Services Child/Adult DD 4428 Louisburg Road, Suite 109 Raleigh, NC 27604 Phone: 919-872-7686 Fax: 919-872-7456 Easter Seals UCP/North Carolina and Virginia Adult and Child SA/MH/DD CABHA First Responder/Crisis 252-406-0078 • Louisburg Location 101 N. Main St. Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone (office): 919.340.0437 Fax: 919.340.0457 • Roanoke Rapids Location 735 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids NC 27870 Phone (office): 252-308-0443 Fax: 252-308-0452 • Weldon Office Location 1710 Watkins Drive Weldon, NC 27890 Phone (office): 252-536-4105 Fax: 252-536-0119 E-mail: krystal.martin@ Eason Court Group Home Adult/DD 113 Eason Court Youngsville, NC 27596

Eason Court #2 124 Gregory Manor Youngsville, NC 27596 Phone: 919-556-5355 Fax: 919-556-3003 Edwards’ Assessments and Counseling Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 321 Highway 125 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-535-1070 Fax: 252-585-1090 Elliott, Melissa, LMFT Adult/Child MH/SA 118 Campus Drive Warrenton, NC Phone: 919-306-4815 Enhancement Health Care Child/Adult DD 3326 Guess Road, Suite 205 Durham, NC 27705 Phone: 919-479-6600 Fax: 919-479-1010 Evelyn, Clyde, Ph.D. 180 Providence Road Suite 4 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Phone and Fax: 919-493-4400

F Family & Youth Services, Inc. Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 214 East South Main St. PO Box 1323 Littleton, NC 27850 Phone: 252-586-4133 Fax: 252-586-4365 Family CARE (Counseling, Advocacy, Resources & Education) Child/Adult MH 94 Wheaton Ave. Youngsville, NC 27596 Phone and Fax: 919-556-0091 Family Intervention & Prevention Services, LLC CABHA Adult/Child MH/SA • 104 N Main St., Suite 2 Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone: 919-340-1626 Fax: 919-340-1627 • 200 Parkview Drive Suite A Henderson, NC 27537 Family Mental Health Services Child/Family/Adult MH/SA 102 W. Nash St. Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone: 919-875-1374 Fax: 919-954-7051 Family Preservation Services

CABHA Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 941–I West Andrews Ave. Henderson, NC. 27536 Phone: 252-438-4740 Fax: 252 -430-6702 Fluent Language Solutions 8601 Six Forks Road, Suite 475 Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919-570-8686 Fax: 919-570-8119 Freedom House Recovery Center, Inc. CABHA Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 104 New Stateside Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27516 519 Walker Ave. Norlina, NC 27563 Phone: 919-942-2803 Free Will Baptist Children’s Home Child MH P. O. Box 249 ***** NO CITY LISTED***** Phone: 252-235-21161

G Generations Adults Day Service Adult DD P.O. Box 721 Roxboro, NC 27573 Phone: 336-599-9970 Fax: 336-599-7767 James M. Gibson, LPC Child/Adult MH 106-D Ridgeview Drive Cary, NC 27511 Phone: 919-467-9995 Fax: 919-467-8653 Greystone Counseling and Consulting Child/Adult MH 110 Hillsboro St. Oxford, NC 27565 Phone: 919-830-5749 Fax: 919-882-1277 Growing Child Pediatrics Child MH 11130 Capital Blvd Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-488-4096 Fax: 919-488-4094 Website: Guardian Angel Health Care Child/Adult MH/DD 270 Charles St. Henderson, NC Phone: 252-492-1152


H Halifax County Health Department Post Office Box 10 Halifax, NC 27839 Phone: 252-583-5021 Fax: 252-583-2975 Halifax Regional Medical Center Child/Adult MH/DD/SA Post Office Drawer 1089 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-535-8451 Fax: 252-535-8449 HealthCore Resource, Inc. CABHA Child/Adult MH/DD/SA • Five County Office: 112 W. Winder St. Henderson, NC 27536 252-572-2646 • Wake County Office: Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 1001 Navaho Drive, Suite 210 Raleigh, NC 27609 Phone: 919-872-1178 Fax: 919-872-1170 Harris, Mildred, LCSW Harris & Company Child/Adult MH 5011 Southpark Drive, Suite 130 Durham, NC 27713 Phone: 919-806-0130 Fax: 919-544-6798 Website: Helminski, John Child/Adult MH Licensed Psychologist 1020 Southhill Drive, #300 Cary, NC 27513 Phone: 919-434-9824 Fax: 919-678-0216 Holly Hill Hospital Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 510 Dabney Drive Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-431-0072 ext. 218 Fax: 919-250-7100 Houston, Jacqueline F. LPC, Adolescent/Adult MH 102-A Orange St., Suite 106, Oxford, NC 27565 Phone: 919-488-7148

I Ideal Response Services, LLC Child/Adult DD


425 South Chestnut St. Henderson NC 27536 Phone: 252-430-6024 E-mail: Inner Wealth Residential Child MH 2 I Sacs Way Durham, NC 27713-3465 Phone: 919-201-1626 Fax: 919-794-4781 Innovative Therapy and Consulting, Inc. Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 1941 South Main St., Suite 06 Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-554-1231 Fax: 919-554-2406 Institute for Family Centered Services, Inc CABHA Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 2414 Wycliff Road, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27607 Phone: 919-786-8000 or 919-786-2591 Integrated Family Services, PLLC Child MH/SA 228 East Main St. Ahoskie, NC 27910 Phone: 252-209-0388

J Jones Health Services, Inc. (d/b/a Pickett Grove Sup Living) 3809 Pickett Road Durham NC 27705 Juntunen, Tammy S., LPA Child/Adult MH/SA/DD 804 S. Garnett St. Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-431-4418 Fax: 252-438-6594

K Key Behavior Essentials, LLC CABHA Child/Adult MH 8300 Falls of Neuse Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919-846-6800 Killian, Linda LCSW, LCAS Adult/Child MH/SA 241 St. Mary’s Road Hillsborough, NC 27278 Phone: 919-732-3504

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Boys & Girls Clubs help youth reach their full potential The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that is focused exclusively on serving youth ages 6 to 18 years of age. Our mission is to inspire and enable those who need us most, and to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs give youth access to dedicated, trained staff that can provide guidance in adopting healthy lifestyles and pursuing education objectives. Most importantly, Boys

& Girls Clubs equip young people with the skills they need to resolve conflicts peacefully, improve relationships within every aspect of their day-today lives, and function as responsible citizens. With our low-cost, comprehensive youth development programs, we provide more than expanded horizons. We save taxpayer dollars by improving academic success, decreasing the likelihood of teen drug and alcohol use, and providing a supportive environment

for struggling families. Clubs are open during hours when youth most need a place to go after school (2:30-6:30 p.m.) and all day in the summer (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Rule number one for almost everything that happens at the club is that it must be fun! Stop by, meet our staff, and learn more about what we have to offer. Contact the Administrative Office at (252) 430-1871 for more information or visit our website at www.


Alliance Rehabilitative Care provides mental health and substance abuse services Alliance Rehabilitative Care Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that has provided mental health and substance abuse services to the citizens of Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren and Halifax counties for over 38 years. Services include: • The Addiction Recovery Center for Men, a 15-bed licensed facility providing substance abuse halfway house services at 1020 County Home Road, Henderson. • The Addiction Recovery Center for Women, a six-bed li-

censed facility providing substance abuse halfway house services at 320 Pettigrew St., Henderson. • The Warren Street Group Home, a licensed mental health facility providing low-intensity group living services to six adult men and women at 200 Warren St., Warrenton. • The Burnette Road Apartments in Louisburg that provide independent living opportunities for nine adult men and women. • The ADP Center, a psychosocial rehabilitation program at

940 County Home Road, Henderson serving men and women with severe mental illness. • The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT), 855 S. Beckford Drive, Suite D, Henderson, provides services to adults with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. • The Back On Track substance abuse intensive outpatient program, 855 S. Beckford Drive, Suite C, Henderson, is a structured program that includes individual and group counseling and support.

Alliance Rehabilitative Care, Inc. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services

• SA Halfway Houses • MH Residential Services • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (ADP Center) • Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (Back On Track) For More Information

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New community health Triumph LLC celebrates assessment being prepared 10 years of service in area Efforts are under way to prepare a community health assessment for Granville and Vance counties. The last assessment was completed in 2008 and can be found online at Led by the GranvilleVance District Health Department, area partners will gather statistics and personal opinions about health in the two counties into one summary document. Health department

employees and local team members visited households in each county to ask about health and quality of life issues in the community. There were no “right” or “wrong” answers. Questions were asked about opinions, feelings, or personal experiences rather than facts that required specific knowledge. Survey responses were completely confidential. Answers were entered directly into hand-

held computers, with no way of identifying who answered the questions. The assessment team completed 210 surveys in each county. Results of the survey will be released by the Granville-Vance Health Department and will be available online. For more information, contact the health department at (252) 492-7915 or (919) 693-2141 with questions.

Granville-Vance District Health Department Maternal Health Child Health Health Education Vital Records

Family Plannning Immunizations Health Promotion Communicable Disease

Care Coordination for Children / Pregnancy Care Management Nutrition/WIC Program 919-693-1333 (Oxford) 252-492-3147 (Henderson) Environmental Health 919-693-2688 252-492-5263 Granville County Office 101 Hunt Drive Oxford, NC 27565 919-693-2141

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Vance County Office 115 Charles Rollins Road Henderson, NC 27536 252-492-7915

Granville-Vance Home Health Agency

252-492-5831 1-800-682-3887 Service Available 24/7 Granville-Vance District Keeping You Health Department In Healthy Balance

Triumph LLC has been a provider of community-based mental health and other human services in this area for 10 years. These services are focused on those who qualify for Medicaid and state funding, and include outpatient therapy, case management, psychiatric services, and other enhanced services for individuals and families impacted by mental health issues. Triumph is expanding its intensive in-home services to children at

this time, and is also beginning to provide therapeutic foster services for children with special needs. Additionally, Triumph is now providing supported employment services, which are communitybased services helping individuals with disabilities find and keep employment. “We have enjoyed being a part of the continued growth and expansion of services in our five-county area over the past 10 years,” Dana Greenway, the program

director for Triumph, said. “Triumph is dedicated to this community because this is where we live and work and the people we serve are part of the fabric of our lives. Our mission is focused on being a primary support and resource for those needing our care and to serve individuals in our community in the best possible way.” For further information, please call Triumph’s Henderson office at (252) 438-2581 or the Roanoke Rapids office at (252) 537-6619.

P&W Group LLC The Bridge That Connects Individuals To Their Communities & Opportunities

OUR GROUP HOME 5600C Supervised Living DD Serving Up to 5 Adult Males 2636 Warrenton Road Henderson, NC 27537

F.O.C.U.S. Day Services Functional Opportunities for Creative and Unique Success 215 Horner Street-Henderson, NC 27536

P&W Group also offers CAP-MR/DD services including: • Home Supports • Residential Supports • Day Supports

• Supported Employment • Personal Care • Respite and AFL Homes

• Home and Community Supports

All Services are Tailored to Meet the Individual’s Needs! For Referrals and More Detailed Information, Contact: James Watkins, Executive Director Office: 252-436-9543 Cell: 919-691-2201 Email:

Kennan A. Wynn, Clinical Director QP,BS Office: 252-436-9543 Cell: 919-702-6822

Lisa Ragland, Program Manager Office: 252-436-9543

Bernitta Smith, AP, BSW Office: 252-436-9543

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P&W Group committed to people-centered care P&W Group LLC offers CAP-MR/ DD services including home supports, residential supports, day supports, home and community supports, supported employment, personal care, respite care and AFL homes. All services are tailored to meet the individual’s needs. The company is CARF accredited. P&W Group is part of the provider network established by the Five County Mental Health Authority. The company is committed to providing high quality, person-centered services which ensure functional opportunities for unique, creative success for participants who have a MR/MI/DD diagnosis while also bridging the gap between these participants and their communities. Our vision is to promote community involvement and ensure each participant has an independent and productive life that is fulfilling and meaningful. P&W Group offers a day program entitled Functional Outcomes for Creative and Unique Success (FOCUS), which is located at 215 Horner St. in Henderson. This program provides services to individuals with a variety of complex disabilities. The day program is organized in specialized classrooms-type settings where individuals can transition from area to area throughout the day to work on goals

specified in their plan of care. The qualified staff is trained in a number of areas including CPR, NCI, first aid, medication administration, seizure management, bloodborne pathogens, clients’ rights, special populations and confidentiality issues. Services are also provided in the community. We currently have a structured monthly activity at the public library and have group physical activities at Aycock Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The company also sponsors monthly group activities and parties which provide a fun and social environment where people have assistance with acquiring, retaining and/or improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills. Services are focused on enabling participants to attain and maintain maximum functioning level. P&W Group serves adults only, and provides flexible hours and transportation provided to and from the facility. P&W Group also operates a 5600c supervised living DD group home at 2636 Warrenton Road, Henderson. The group home can accommodate up to five adult males. For more information, contact James Watkins, executive director, at (919) 6912201; Lisa Ragland, program director, at (252) 436-9543; or Keenan A. Wynn, clinical director, at (919) 702-6822.

“The bridge that connects individuals to their communities.”



Homeless Families Resource List Agencies assisting homeless families in the five county area: • Safe Space, Louisburg — (919) 497-5599 • Area Congregations Interfaith Ministries (ACIM) — (919) 690-0961 • Harbor House, Oxford — (919) 690-0260 • Lifeline Outreach, Henderson — (252), 438-2098 • American Red Cross, Vance/Granville office — (252) 438-4813 • Salvation Army — (252) 438-7107 • United Way of Vance County — (252) 492-8392 • United Way of Granville County — (919) 693-5205


Alcohol Abuse Web Resource List and

• US DHHS National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (PREVLINE), http:// • Partnership for a Drug Free America, http://www.drugfree. org/ • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, http:// • North Carolina Prevention Partners Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), http:// • Office of Drug Control Policy (“Parents the Anti-Drug”), http:// • Spanish facts on Drugs, • Alcohol Drug Council of North Carolina, • Alcohol Policy Information System, http://www.alcoholpolicy. • Partnership for Drug Free NC, • Join Together, • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,

N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Resources The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing the human service needs for fragile populations like the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence. The agency’s website is


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HealthCore Resource provides quality mental health services HealthCore Resource is a leading mental health agency in North Carolina. HealthCore opened its doors in 1997, providing quality education for certified nursing assistance. In 2007, we decided to branch out and began providing quality mental health services in Wake and Durham counties. Since our inception, we have seen tremendous growth and are now providing services in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Franklin, Vance, Granville, Halifax and Warren

counties. We provide a continuum of care to the individuals we serve. HealthCore has three locations: Raleigh, Durham and Henderson. Our services can be provided to individuals’ age 4 years and up. Our services include outpatient therapy, medication management, intensive in-home care, day treatment, community support team, diagnostic assessments and targeted case management.

Our intensive in home and day treatment services are geared towards children. The diagnostic assessments, medication management, and outpatient therapy are in place for all individuals. We at HealthCore pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and providing the best possible care to the individuals that we serve. We are currently in the process of implementing day treatment services in the Vance County area.

HEALTHCORE RESOURCE Services Include: Assessments Outpatient Therapy Medication Management Community Support Team Intensive In Home Adolescent Day Treatment

Level 3 Group Home Case Management Mr/Dd Case Management Mh/Sa Personal Care Services Cna 1 And 2 Courses Phlebotomy Classes

Henderson Office: 112 W Winder St Henderson, NC 27536 • phone 252-572-2646 fax 252 572 2648 Raleigh Office: 1001 Navaho Dr Ste 210 Raleigh NC 27609 • phone: 919 872 1178 fax 919 872 1170 Durham Office: 3209 Guess Road Ste 101 Durham, NC 27705 • phone 919 620 0500 fax 919 620 0900


Safe Space on a mission to reduce domestic abuse Safe Space Inc. is a non-profit organization that assists domestic violence victims and their children. The mission of Safe Space is to reduce relationship and sexual assault violence in Franklin County and adjacent communities. The agency: • Serves as court advocate in providing assistance in filing for protective orders and providing information about the court system. • Operates a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and

their children. • Provides victims of domestic violence with assistance in seeking services from other local service providers. • Responds to crises by phone 24 hours a day and assists by helping victims respond to the immediate situation, develop a safety plan, and find immediate safety. • Provides funds when available to help victims fund expenses related to escaping abuse and/or remaining safe while experiencing abuse.

• Provides information on resources available in the community and sponsors educational activities, events and presentations focused on increasing community awareness of domestic violence. • Operates a resale thrift store to raise funds to support its domestic violence services. All Safe Space services are offered free of charge. For more information, contact Executive Director Linda Rudolph at (919) 4975599.

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Warren County community health assessment creates new action plan

Warren County’s community health assessment team has worked hard to analyze statistics and to gather community opinions about health issues in the county. In 2010, 900 community assessment surveys were distributed throughout the county. A convenience sampling method was used, and 600 residents completed and returned the surveys for analysis. Warren County’s citizens ages 15-75 participated in the survey with 33.3 percent being male and 66.7 percent being female. The top 11 health problems revealed by survey respondents (primary data collection) were diabetes, obesity/ overweight, smoking/tobacco, cancer, heart disease, drug/alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, aging problems including Alzheimer’s, arthritis, sexually transmitted diseases, mental health issues and stroke. The top 11 health problems revealed by the secondary data collection teams were sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis), heart disease, cancer, child death (unintentional injuries ages birth-14 years), substance abuse, teen pregnancy, cerebrovascular disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, obesity, diabetes and smoking. The primary and secondary data teams collaborated and presented six major priority areas to concentrate on for the next four years. The priority areas were physical activity and nutrition (obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease); sexually transmitted diseases/unintentional pregnancy (chlamydia, HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea); tobacco use; substance abuse; injury (motor vehicle, infant unintentional injuries) and mental health. The two priority areas chosen were fitness and nutrition and teen pregnancies/sexually transmitted diseases. A new committee was

formed called the Pregnancy/STD Prevention Team of Warren County. The Fitness and Nutrition (FAN) team will continue and enhance their objectives for the next four years. New action plans have been developed and approved by the Warren County Board of Health. According to the 2009 data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health, Warren County dropped from a teen pregnancy ranking of 67th in the state to 7th worst in the state. Only six other counties had higher teen pregnancy ratings than Warren County. The ranking is based on the 54 girls (ages 15-19) and two girls (ages 10-14) that were pregnant during that year. In Warren County, chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, chronic liver disease and high blood pressure or stroke are the major causes of illness and death. The leading causes of death for all ages are diseases of the heart, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, pneumonia and influenza, motor vehicle injuries, nephritis, nephritic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, other unintentional injuries and septicemia. It is believed that these chronic illnesses can be reduced dramatically though lifestyle changes, including nutrition education and change, exercise, smoking cessation, and limited alcohol use. To learn more about the community health assessment, get a hard copy, view the assessment online or join efforts to address these issues, please call the Warren County Health Department at (252) 2571185.



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More Than Conquerors helps Help is available 24/7 residents reach new heights when a crisis happens More Than Conquerors is a nationally accredited supervised living home with a mission to design services for adults with developmental disabilities that meet those individuals’ holistic needs. The staff of the organizations strives to discover and tap into the strengths and God-given talents of each individual, support them in achieving their goals, and expose them to resources that will assist them with reaching their highest potential. The program is staffed with an awesome and experienced team who genuinely care about people and the

quality of their future. Ultimately, the staff at More Than Conquerors strives to maintain a multicultural environment filled with love, praise, acceptance, and a comfortable feeling of home. The goal is to leave a mark in each individual’s heart that cannot be erased. If you know someone who wants to live life without limits in a place where strength, integrity, and freedom win and limitations are defeated contact Danielle Mayes at (919) 575-0746 or by email at dmayes@ or daniemayes@ More Than Conquerors is located at 408 East E St., Butner.

No one is prepared for a crisis, but one can occur at any time. Holly Hill Hospital is the contract provider for mobile crisis services with Five County Mental Health Authority. We provide crisis services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have six full-time licensed staff members who provide crisis services in Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren and Halifax counties during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and part time staff that assist in cover-

age between the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and on weekends. The Mobile Crisis Team is mobile in the sense that we assist other providers at their offices when their clients are in crisis. We also work with the local jails, the local school systems, departments of social services, law enforcement, and with the local hospitals and emergency rooms. When you feel you need to reach out for help, we are at the other end of the phone. We will complete an assessment that will

enable us to help you in resolving the crisis. This resolution may be referral to a local provider who offers outpatient treatment, medication management, case management, or inpatient treatment. Contact us through the Five County Mental Health Authority’s Call Center at 1-877-619-3761, available 24 hours a day. Our offices are located at 510 Dabney Drive, Henderson, (252) 492-1200, and 220 Smith Church Road, Roanoke Rapids, (252) 535-1790.

Patient Focused. Passion Driven.


For Vacancies for Adult Males receiving CAP-MR/DD services Contact: Danielle Mayes (919) 575-0746, or email or 408 East E. Street Butner, N.C. 27509

Holly Hill Hospital, in partnership with the Five County Mental Health Authority, has been providing “MOBILE CRISIS MANAGEMENT SERVICES” for over 6 years in the Five County Area. The Mobile Crisis Team provides support services and treatment interventions essential to an integrate approach to crisis response, crisis stabilization interventions, and crisis prevention activities. The Team is available throughout the year, 24/7/365, without exception. Interventions begin within an immediate telephonic triage to assess the level of need. If a face to face intervention is indicated, the Team responds immediately, going to wherever the individual is in the community to provide further assessment, and if necessary, referrals to appropriate levels of inpatient or outpatient services necessary to ensue symptom reduction or harm-risk reduction, including transition to acute inpatient settings if needed. After interventions, Mobile Crisis Teams work with primary providers to update crisis prevention and support strategies designed to help reduce incidents of recurring crisis, including offering suggestions for updating the “Crisis Plan Sections” of Person Centered Plans. If you, your friend or your loved one is in need of supportive Crisis Intervention, you can activate Mobile Crisis Services by calling, toll-free, 877-619-3761 Offices are located at 510 Dabney Drive, Henderson and 220 Smith Church Road, Roanoke Rapids Holly Hill Hospital is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the individuals, the families and the communities we serve by providing consistently excellent behavioral health services

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CFAC: How can I get involved? • Do you have suggestions about what services need to be available in your area? • Do you have more to say than a satisfaction survey or phone call can cover? • Do you ever wonder what happens to concerns or complaints made to or about a Mental Health Provider? • Do you want to have a voice in the upcoming changes taking place in the mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse service system? If you can answer yes to any or all of the

questions above, perhaps you should call to get more information about the Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC). It is often difficult to see how the system is currently working, as well as, what could or should be done to improve what is already in place. It is often difficult to have ideas on what could help make an agency or health system

better, yet feel you have no voice in the process. The current service system will be going through

Halifax County Health Department Call 252-583-5021 for an appointment! Clinic Schedule: Halifax County Health Department Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm 19 North Dobbs Street Halifax NC, 27839 252-583-5021 Scotland Neck Clinic Tuesday Thursday (2nd and 4th of the month) 700 House Ave Scotland Neck, NC 27874 252-826-4030

Enfield Clinic Monday Thursday (1st, 3rd and 5th of the month) 116 McDaniel Street Enfield, NC 27823 252-445-0700

OUR MISSION: To educate, protect, serve, and support the community by ensuring quality Health Care and Environmental Health Services in a manner both affordable and accessible. Visit us at for a list of all services provided by the health department.

significant changes particularly in the next two to three years. We need your help to ensure the needs

of individuals in Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties are met in the most efficient and effective manner. We are currently looking for consumers and family members of consumers who are willing to invest approximately four hours per month in being a part of the process to improve the mental health/development disability substance abuse system.

We value the contribution consumers and family members bring to the table and encourage them to have a voice and choice in the services that are offered to the community. The CFAC is open to anyone who would like to come and see how the committee functions. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Warrenton at the Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus, Warrenton. For more information, call Anita Mason at (252) 430-3035 or toll free at 1-866-375-1315.

Better Connections, Inc. 2102 N. Main Street P O Box 602 Tarboro, NC 27886 252-823-0685 Fax: 252-823-2067

Better Connections Inc., (“BCI”), an organization built on “people-first” ideals, was incorporated on July 1st, 2004. The company’s leadership has focused on clinical integrity and respect allowing the agency to become respected and trusted within the community. BCI achieved International Accreditation from, “The Council on Quality and Leadership”, in November 2008. Currently BCI provides services to 100+ individuals in eastern North Carolina. Better Connections provides Community Respite; Home and Community Supports; Personal Care; Residential Supports I, II, III, IV( Licensed and unlicensed AFLS’s); Home Supports; Supportive Employment; Targeted Case Management; Day Support; Developmental Therapy and Personal Assistance.

Call us, we will be happy to help.


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Five County Mental Health Authority Provider List (continued) Kubiak, John, LMFT, PLLC Adult/Child MH 3206 Heritage Trade Drive, Suite 108-A Wake Forest, NC 27587-4487 Phone: 919-302-8297 Fax: 919-803-1770


Goldsboro, NC 27534 Phone: 919-778-1900 Fax: 919-778-2920 Lucille’s Behavioral, Inc. CABHA One Professional Drive Snow Hill, NC Phone: 252-747-1001

Landis, Karen, LCSW, PLLC Child MH 113 S. Riverdale Drive Durham, NC 27712: Phone: 336-330-0100 Fax: 919-309-9110

Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas Child MH 616 Hutton St. Raleigh, NC 27606 Phone: 704-940-3301 Fax: 704-569-9633

Lend a Helping Hand Adult/Child DD 114 Van Buren Drive Raeford, NC 28376 Phone: 910-875-0094 Fax: 910-875-0094


Life, Inc. Adult/Child MH/DD/SA P.O. Drawer 1539 2609 Royal Ave.

Telina Mathews, LPC Adult/Child MH 4507 Lazy River Drive Durham, NC 27712 Phone: 919-302-5483 Fax: 919-477-1848 Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.

Child/Adult CAP/MR/DD • 943-D West Andrews Ave. Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-492-6028 Fax: 252-492-9082 • 216 N. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone: 919-496-3612 McAdams-Perry, Lindsay, LCSW Adolescent/Adult MH 523 E. Wait Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-570-0312

MHS Unlimited, Inc. Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 6 Consultant Pl. Suite 200 Durham, NC 27707 Phone (office): 919-281-0153 Fax: 919-281-0094

McLean, Angela Adult/Child MH Knightdale, NC 27545 Phone: 919-201-9686 Website: Melange Health Solutions CABHA Adult/Child MH/SA 2216 S. Miami Blvd. Durham NC 27703

COmmuNity CARe Of NORtH CAROLiNA Improving Care, Saving Money

Phone: 919-806-0509 Methodist Home for Children Child MH 1041 Washington St. Raleigh, NC 27605-1259 Phone: 919-833-2834 Phone (toll-free): 1-888-305-4321 Fax: 919-755-1833

More Than Conquerors Youth Center, Inc. Adult/Child DD 408 East E St. Butner, NC 27509 Phone: 919-575-0746 Fax: 919-575-0748

CABHA Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 3125 Poplarwood Ct, Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27604 Phone: 919-790-8580 Fax: 919-790-8065 New Beginnings Day Treatment Center Adult DD 544 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-537-7458 Fax: 252-537-7458 New Beginnings of North Carolina, Inc. Adult/Child DD 2504 Raeford Road, Suite 101 Fayetteville, NC 28314 Phone: 910-987-1764 Fax: 910-868-4045

N National Mentor Healthcare, Inc.

New Hope Family and Youth Services, LLC Adult MH

11 West 3rd St. Weldon, NC 27890 Phone: 252-538-4375 New Leaf Behavioral Health 3725 National Drive Suite 220 Raleigh, NC 27612 Phone: 919-781-8370 Fax: 919-781-2266 E-mail: Website:

O Omega Independent Living Services, Inc. Child MH 3029 Stonybrook Drive, Suite 105 Raleigh, NC 27604 Phone (office): 919-255-3268 Cell: 919-395-8095 Fax: 919-250-2004

Ray Newnam, Ph.D. Child MH/DD 139 College St. Oxford, NC 27565 Phone: 919-693-8201 Fax: 919-693-8201 E-mail:

Omni Visions, Inc. Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 3717 National Drive, suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27612-4877 Phone (toll free): 1-800-851-8905 Fax: 919-334-0250

NOVA-IC, Inc. CABHA Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 60 NC Highway 125 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-233-0491

P&W Group, LLC Adult DD 215 Horner St. Henderson, NC 27536 • Site for Residential Supports: 2636 Warrenton Road


What Makes Community Care Special?

Community Physicians, Hospitals, Health Departments, LME’s, and DSS are Key Partners. As a network of CCNC Community Care Partners is fully engaged in wrap-around services for all our patients in the 5 counties of Vance, Warren, Person, Granville and Franklin.


Social Worker/Behavioral Health Coordinator

511 Ruin Creek Road Suite 210 Henderson, NC 27536


Care managers connect the dots between patient, physician, specialist, hospital, home health, and other community resources including mental health.

Community Care and Mental Health..... CCP connects patients to Mental Health Access Line for triage and referral CCP follows up with patient CCP collaborates with mental health service provider and primary care doctor

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Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-438-2510 Fax: 252-438-3205

Laurinburg, NC 28352 Phone: 919-686-0165 Fax: 919-686-0167

Fax: 910-844-9260

Pathways to Life, Inc. Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 1202 E. Firetower Road Greenville, NC Phone: 252-347-9279

Reclamation Family Services, Inc. Child MH The Unity House 524-C Highway 13/17 South Windsor, NC 27983 Phone: 252-794-8505 Fax: 252-794-8506

Satterfield, Marla Adolescent/Adult MH 8410 Six Forks Road Suite 204 Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919-845-3377 Fax: 919-845-3336 Website:

Perfect Foundation, Inc. Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 1419 College St. Oxford, NC 27565 Phone (office): 919-693-3898 Fax: 919-693-5633 Person Industries Child/Adult DD 601 North Madison Blvd. Roxboro, NC 27573 Phone: 336-599-7571 Fax: 336-597-2834 Pinnacle Home Care, Inc. Child/Adult DD 903 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 252-355-4703 Fax: 252-355-0095 Polak, Stephen, MA, LPC Child/Adult MH/DD/SA 425 Williamsboro St. Phone: 919-690-0391 Fax: 866-601-5427 PORT Human Services CABHA Child MH/SA 2245 Stantonsburg Road, Suite P Greenville, NC 27834 Phone: 252-830-7555 Fax: 252-321-7300

Q Q-1 Clinical Consultants, LLC Adult DD 1011 West Williams St. Suite 102 Apex, NC 27502 Phone: 919-212-3900 Fax: 919-212-3999 Quality Home Staffing, Inc. Child/Adult DD 730 Roanoke Ave., Suite A-2 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-535-3568

R Rainbow 66 Storehouse, Inc. Adult MH/DD 525 Atkinson St.

Recovery Innovations of North Carolina Adult MH/DD/SA Crisis Servcies 300 Parkview Drive Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-438-4145 Fax: 252-438-6405 ReNu Life Extended Adult DD PO Box 1017 Goldsboro, NC 27533-1017 Phone: 919-734-0266 Fax: 919-734-9926 REXC Psychological Consultation Child/Adult MH 1415 West NC 54 Suite 113 Durham, NC 27707 Phone: 919-401-8090 Fax: 919-401-8091 E-mail: RHA Health Services, Inc. Adult/Child MH/DD PO Box 868 Creedmoor, NC 27522 Phone: 919-528-2558 Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center Adult DD Post Office Box 127 108 E. First St. Weldon, NC 27890 Phone: 252-536-2070 Fax: 252-536-2070


Schaffer, Joanne, MSW, LCSW, PA Child/Adult MH 1618 US Highway 1 N Youngsville, NC 27596 Phone: 919-562-9922 Sherry Et El Counseling Services, PLLC Child/Adult MH/SA 102 West Nash St., Suite B Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone: 919-340-0230 Fax: 919-340-0230 E-mail: sltabron@embarqmail. com

E-mail: steps2successllc@yahoo. com Phone: 336-638-9453 Fax: 336-638-9453 Summers, Monica, Psy.D. Child MH 1616 Evans Road Suite 202 Cary, NC 27513 Phone: 919-678-0808 E-mail: Website: Sunrise Clinical Associates CABHA Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 3326 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite C-100 Durham, NC 27707 Phone: 919-493-5013 Fax: 919-493-5026 Sunrise Pointe, LLC Child MH 842 New Jersey Ave. Burlington, NC 27217 Phone: 336-226-8004


Skills Management Group, Inc. Child SA 2204 Evers Drive Raleigh, NC 27610 Phone: 919-833-8247 Fax: 919-829-0989

Team Daniel, LLC Adult/Child DD 3037 F Boone Trail Extension Suite #2 Fayetteville, NC 28304 Phone: 866-528-6326

Nancy J. Smith, LCSW, PC Adult/Child MH 815 N. Arendell Ave. suite D Zebulon, NC 27597 Phone: 919-671-8475 Fax: 919-269-7761 (call before faxing)

Temple, Paige PhD Child MH 101 Clinic Drive Tarboro, NC 27886 Paige Temple, Ph.D. Phone: 252-823-6187 Fax: 252-824-1580

Solomon, Yvonne, LPC Adult/Child MH/SA 5778 Wayman Church Road Enfield, NC 27823 Phone: 252-445-4812

Roanoke Valley Psychiatric Associates, P.A. Adult/Child MH/DD/SA 321 NC Highway 125 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Skinner, Anna PLLC Adult/Child MH/SA Phone: 919-395-0663 Fax: 919-761-1702 Website:

Robeson Health Care Corporation CABHA Adult MH/SA 60 Commerce Drive Pembroke, NC 28372 Phone: 910- 844-3066, ext. 22

Steps To Success Adolescent/Adult MH/SA P.O. Box 79009 2818 Vanstory St. Greensboro, NC 27404 Phone: 704-349-3789

The Arc of NC Adult/Child DD 946 West Andrews Ave., Suite X Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-438-7627 Fax: 252-438-7689 Phone: 1-866-499-0568 Website: • Halifax Office Phone: 252-537-3561 Fax: 252-537-3497 The Children’s Home, Inc. Child MH 1001 Reynolds Road Winston-Salem, NC 271043200 Phone: 336-721-7600 Fax: 336-721-7676

The HOPE Centre for Advancement, LLC CABHA Adult/Child MH/SA 701 Morreene Road Durham, NC 27705 Phone: 919-383-0426 Fax: 919-383-0619 Therapeutic Alternatives Adult MH/DD/SA Geriatrics 4270 Heath Dairy Road Randleman, NC 27317 Phone: 336-495-2700 Fax: 919-220-8358 Therapeutic Partners, PLLC Adult/Child MH 7406-F Chapel Hill Road Raleigh, NC 27607 Phone: 919-233-7360 Fax: 919-233-7361 E-mail: Webite: www. Touchstone Residential Services Adult/Child DD 1222 Copeland Oak Drive Morrisville, NC 27560 Phone: 919-380-9558 Tranquility House Adolescent Center Child MH P.O. Box 52688 Durham, NC 27717-2688 Phone: 919-949-2130 Triangle Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Adult/Child MH/DD 1614 US Highway 1, Youngsville, NC 27596 Phone: 919-554-9873 Fax: 919-562-0768 Triangle Counseling Agency Adult/Child MH/SA/DD 186 Wind Chime Court, Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919-277-0253 Fax: 919-277-4627

2011-2012 Fax: 252-492-2747 • Satellite clinic in Halifax County

U United Support Services, Inc. Adult/Child DD 2331 Crownpoint Executive Drive Charlotte, NC 28227 Phone: 704-841-3544 Fax: 704-841-3545 Universal Mental Health Services, Inc. CABHA Adult/Child MH/DD 3900 Barrett Drive Suite 311 Raleigh NC 27609 Phone: 919-872-3888 E-mail:

V Veloz-Jefferson, Jackelin, Ed.S 521 Wait Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587 Adult/Child MH/DD Jackelin Veloz-Jefferson, Ed.S Phone: 919-274-4476 Fax: 919-846-8404 E-mail: Virginia Dare Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Adult DD 367 Lane Road Stantonsburg, NC 27883 Phone: 252-238-2622 Vision Behavioral Health Services, LLC CABHA Adult/Child MH/SA 102 West Nash St. Louisburg, NC 27549-2574 Phone: 919-496-7781 Fax: 919-496-1477


Trinity House, LLC Child MH Greensboro, NC 27427-8054 Phone: 336-965-1305 Fax: 336-697-5503

Wachter, Lisa MS, LPC, NCC, PLLC Adult/Child MH 3211 Rogers Road -Suite 204 Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-413-5701 Fax: 919-556-4185 E-mail:

Triumph, LLC CABHA 309 Wyche St. Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-438-2581

Wake Counseling Associates, PLLC Adult/Child MH Phone: 919-200-6091 Fax: 919-341-4982


Warren, Jeffrey, MS, NCC, NCSC, LPC Adult/Child MH/SA 3749 Benson Drive-Suite A Raleigh, NC 27609 Phone: 919-497-7892 Fax: 919-324-3551 WesCare Professional Services Adult/Child DD 2704 North Church St. Greensboro, NC 27405 Phone: 336-272-8335 Fax: 336-272-8339 White Oak Homes Adult MH/DD 231 N. Center St. Mt. Olive, NC 27365 Phone: 919-658-5598 Fax: 919-658-0305 Wilson Counseling, PLLC 853-D Wake Forest Business Park Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-728-0430 Fax: 919-569-2139 E-mail: Website: www.wilson-counseling. com

Y Yelverton’s Enrichment Services, Inc. CABHA Certified Child/Adult MH/SA 5976 US Highway 258 S, Suite C LaGrange, NC 28551 Vickie Yelverton, Executive Program Director Phone: 919-961-5123 Phone: 252-522-4200 Fax: 252-522-4209 Website: www.yes2mentalhealth. com Youth Villages, Inc. Child MH/SA 100 Capitola Drive, Suite 310 Durham, NC 27713 Phone: 704-262-1327 Fax: 704-262-1322 Index to abbreviations: MH = mental health DD = developmental disabilities SA = substance abuse CABHA = Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency

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Hearing loss and your health BY DEBORAH TWISDALE AND LARA “KOTTY” GRAY lOcal heaRiNG healThcaRe pROViDeRs

Untreated hearing loss can lead to social embarrassment, depression, isolation, loneliness, physical discomfort and loss of wages. Have you ever been sitting in a busy restaurant surrounded by family or friends and couldn’t understand a word they were saying? There is a world of difference between “pass the peas” and “catsup please!” Do you know most people who have lost some of their hearing have difficulty understanding conversation in noisy environments? You are driving down the road with a friend in the car. All of a sudden the friend says, “Can you please turn off the turn signal? It’s driving me crazy!” You didn’t even realize it was still clicking away. Are going to family gatherings, taking trips with friends, attending church or golfing with your buddies

a thing of the past because they have stopped talking to you? Maybe you’ve even stopped answering the phone because you can’t understand what the caller is saying. People just seem to mumble. Do most people seem to ignore you? Why, just the other day, your grown child told you, “Oh, never mind, you don’t understand what I am saying anyway.” Sometimes this makes you angry, but most times it makes you really sad and you start doubting your abilities. Having to listen so hard can also give you a headache! You don’t get out anymore, so you don’t get much exercise or socialize with friends. You feel totally alone. Maybe you sleep a lot! There’s nothing else to do. All this inactivity is making you feel aches and pains you never had before. Oh, no…there goes another job opportunity! You did not understand half of the questions they asked

Hearing problems can occur at any age. If you suspect that your child has a hearing problem, contact Area Hearing Center in Henderson for an evaluation.

during the job interview. If they had stopped mumbling and talked plainly, you would have landed that job. You were more than qualified. But, that’s the fourth rejection this month. If you don’t find a job soon, you will be in a financial bind…and you’re only 35 years old! Maybe your family has a point. Maybe you should get a hearing test. Close to 35 million people in the United States know they cannot hear well. But, half of them have never had their hearing tested. Untreated hearing loss interferes with virtually every aspect of a person’s life – both personally and professionally. When ignored and left unaddressed, hear-

ing loss can lead to impaired memory, increased risk to personal safety, reduced alertness, anger, difficulty learning new tasks, irritability, negativism and fatigue. What should you do? Easy! Schedule a hearing evaluation with your local hearing healthcare providers at Area Hearing Center in Henderson. We will perform a full hearing evaluation, explain the results, and discuss your options for treating a hearing loss, if necessary. Would you like more information? Call Kotty or Deborah at Area Hearing Center, 450 Dabney Drive, Henderson at (252) 430-7744. Or email then


Owners Lara “Kotty” Gray, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology Deborah Twisdale, BC-HS Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

450 Dabney Drive Henderson, NC 27536

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Maria Parham Medical Center: the region’s leaders in health care Maria Parham Medical Center is the region’s health-care leader. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists, Maria Parham Medical Center has combined the qualities necessary to offer the best in community medicine — physicians representing a wide range of specialties, highly trained nurses and clinical specialists, and the latest technology. As you spend time with us, we are sure that you will see Maria Parham Medical Center is committed to excellence and to providing health care inspired by you.

Services • When your family needs emergency medical attention, Maria Parham Medical Center is there for you day or night. The Emergency Department (ED) is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of specially trained emergency physicians and physician’s assistants, along with a team of emergency nurses and technicians. Have a minor injury or illness? Fast Track is a specialized part of the ED that is set up to treat patients that arrive with

a minor injury or illness. Fast Track is open from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week. • Maria Parham’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) features eight critical care beds and five progressive care beds. The ICU uses the latest in technology to complement the highly skilled physicians, nurses and technicians who provide the compassionate care required. The Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is a 12-bed telemetry unit that offers the extra care needed as patients are diagnosed and treated for issues such as heart attacks and stroke. • The mainstays of Maria Parham Medical Center are the medical and surgical units. These nursing units are made up of a group of well trained health-care providers who understand the special needs of the patient who has been admitted for an illness or is recovering from a surgery. The Med/Surg rooms are designed for the patient, emphasizing comfort and care. And by the way ... the food is great! • When the people of our community asked for our help in the fight against cancer, Maria Parham responded. The Maria Parham Cancer

Center offers a full range of cancer services close to home. Medical and radiation oncology are both offered, along with related services such as counseling and nutrition. The Cancer Center is part of Duke Medicine and it benefits from the relationship offering some of the world’s cutting edge cancer treatment programs. Education is available through an on-site Cancer Resource Center, a joint effort of The American Cancer Society and Maria Parham Medical Center. • The demands of work and family leave less time for women than ever before. That’s why Maria Parham offers comprehensive health-care services that focus on women’s health issues. From our comfortably furnished labor, delivery and recovery rooms to the Women’s Diagnostic Center, Maria Parham has set the standard for women’s health in the area. If you need a digital mammogram, education on women’s issues or want to sign up for parenting or childbirth classes, the Women’s Diagnostic Center was built with you in mind. • Maria Parham Medical Center com-

bines the highest level of surgical expertise with the convenience that only your local hospital can provide. From minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to emergency surgical procedures, our staff provides the care you need. The GI Lab at Maria Parham is recognized as among the best in the state. With the latest equipment such as spy glass technology, the lab is led by two board certified gastro-intestinal specialists who understand your needs. • Patients find the support and services they need at Maria Parham’s Rehabilitation Services. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services are available. The Center for Rehabilitation is an 11-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation facility that offers the comprehensive care that patients often require when trying to recover from a debilitating illness or injury. Outpatient Rehabilitation offers a variety of services based on physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as, rehabilitation physician services. • Imaging used to mean a simple X-ray, but not anymore. Today imaging is very high-

tech. Maria Parham’s Imaging Department offers the very best in that technology — MRI, CT scan, nuclear imaging, ultrasound, bone scanning for osteoporosis and of course, X-rays. All images are read by board certified radiologists. The Cardiovascular Lab at Maria Parham performs diagnostic tests specializing in diseases of the heart, arteries and veins. Holter monitoring, stress testing, venous doppler studies and echocardiograms are a sample of procedures performed in the lab. • The Heartburn Treatment Center at Maria Parham Medical Center works in collaboration with Legato Medical Systems. Together they specialize in multi-disciplinary therapy for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) utilizing a proven disease management process focused on clinical excellence and customer service. • Trouble staying awake at work? Experiencing unexplained headaches? Sleep disorders and neurological conditions can be diagnosed at Maria Parham by our board certified physicians using the best in advanced

digital diagnostic equipment. The Sleep Lab and Neurodiagnostic Lab both offer the best in accommodations and convenience. • Maria Parham Regional Home Health (MPRHH) offers comprehensive health-care services. For individuals needing home health care following a hospitalization or as the result of illness or injury, MPRHH has a range of services available from nursing care to social services assistance in Vance, Granville and Warren counties and parts of Franklin County. Our professional staff includes registered nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists; medical social workers; and aides. Our services include home care nursing, infusion therapy, rehabilitative services, and consultation services with nutritional and wound care specialists. Maria Parham Medical Center offers many services in addition to those listed here. Visit our website at www. or call the Maria Parham Marketing Department at (252) 436-1800 for additional information or comments.


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Therapeutic Alternatives: a new name and expanded mission The N.C. Division of Mental Health recognized the need to “increase the ability of older adults with mental illness to live successfully in the community” and authorized the development of 18 geriatric and adult mental health specialty teams, or GASTs, statewide. The mission of these teams, of which there are 20 across North Carolina, is to increase the ability of all adults, ages 18 to 59, as well as geriatric individuals over the age of 60, to live successfully in the community. Therapeutic Alternatives administers eight of the GASTs across the state.

The Northern Tier GAST serves Franklin, Granville, Vance and Halifax counties as well as Durham, Orange, Person and Chatham counties through a partnership between the Five County Mental Health Authority, the Durham Center and the OPC Area Program. The Northern Tier GAST is staffed by Jacqueline Brown, team leader; Sheila Summerville, RN; Linda Farrell, RN; Cynthia Williams, MA, LPC; and Julie Foster, QP. GAST staff provide training to staff of adult care, family care and skilled nursing homes

related to the care of their residents who have mental health issues. It is believed that increasing the knowledge base of facility staff improves the quality of care for the individuals with mental health issues living in these homes. Increased quality of care has a positive impact on the frequency and degree of mental health crises experienced by individuals residing in long term care homes and subsequently, the frequency of psychiatric hospitalization. Training provided by the GAST covers a wide array of topics ranging from assisting an older

adult with activities of daily living, such as bathing, to educating about the symptoms and management of various mental illnesses. GAST staff have developed over 50 training modules to provide education to residential facility staff. The trainings allow staff to earn continuing education hours, which are needed to maintain professional certifications and licensure. New training modules are developed as needed or requested. GAST staff are also able to provide training and education to caretakers of older adults, age

60 and over, who have mental health issues and are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization, and are living in private residences in the community. Training can also be provided to community groups, such as NAMI and the collaborative. In addition to training, consultation is available to facility staff and families caring for an older adult. A consultation may involve referrals to needed community resources and services, or the consultation may focus on education about medication, symptoms to watch for or crisis intervention strategies.

GAST services are free of charge to the community and funded through a contract with the Five County Mental Health Authority. GAST staff work closely with other community providers and stakeholders. Departments of social services, the local ombudsman, and local hospitals are just of few of the agencies with whom the GAST staff works. If your residential facility or community group is interested in services from the GAST, you can contact Jacqueline Brown, team leader, at (919) 423-4037.

• Geriatric Adult Mental Health Specialty Teams

Therapeutic Alternatives is a CABHA certified provider. Providing quality community and residential services to North Carolinians

• Adult DD and SPMI Group Homes • Assisted Living Communities • CAP MR/DD, • Day Programs • Mobile Crisis Management • Facility Based Crisis • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs • Hospital Transition Teams Health Specialty Teams • Targeted Case Management Corporate Office PO Box 814 Randleman, NC 27317 Phone: 877-MYTAHOME Fax: 336.495.5552 Therapeutic Alternatives provides services regionally. Please contact us about services provided in specific areas or for contact information for regional offices.

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Assistance in living life to its fullest Vision Behavioral Health Services LLC is accredited through the Council for Quality Leadership (CQL) and is a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) endorsed through the Five County LME. Vision Behavioral Health Services offers adult and child services in the following areas: substance abuse intensive outpatient services; individual outpatient therapy for supported individuals with mental

health and/or substance abuse diagnoses; group, family and couple therapy; medication management; DWI assessments/ treatment; and assertive engagement training. The agency offers onsite licensed clinicians, therapists and qualified professionals to assist with linking you to the most appropriate level of care for your needs. Our agency accepts Medicaid and many other types of private insurances. In many cases, we can

utilize state funding for those supported individuals without insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our Louisburg office at (919) 496-7781 or visit our website at At Vision Behavioral Health Services, we are here to ensure you receive a wrap-around of services to assist you in living to your full potential because we believe the best is yet to come!

Vision Behavioral Health Services, LLC. 102 West Nash Street, Suite A Louisburg, NC 27549 Phone: 919.496.7781 Fax: 919.496.1477 Website:

We offer the following services: • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Therapy (8 and above) • Individual Outpatient Therapy for MH/SA Clients • Group, Family and Couple Therapy • Medication Management • DWI Assessments and Treatment • Assertive Engagement Licensed Clinicians, Therapists, & Qualified Professionals are on-site to assist you with the appropriate level of care. Our agency accepts Medicaid and many other types of Insurances, as well as State Funding (IPRS) for Uninsured Individuals For More Information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at our Louisburg Office: 919.496.7781 or Visit or new website @ **Vision Behavioral Health Services is proud to be a CABHA Certified and CQL Accredited Agency.**

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Serving Franklin, Warren, Vance, and Granville Counties.



Central Community Services: Providing quality mental health care Central Community Services has been providing quality mental health care to our local communities for more than seven years with a focus on individualized needs and best practices. Services are community based and target improving symptom management, building skills, and maximizing independence. Our services are available to adults and adolescents with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities in Vance, Franklin, Granville and Warren counties. Most services are provided in the home or community,

but we also have offices in Henderson, Oxford and Louisburg. Services available include comprehensive clinical assessment, psychiatric medication management, outpatient therapy, case management and community support teams. We also operate Independence House, a psychosocial rehabilitation program for adults with mental illnesses in Louisburg. All services are provided by experienced and ethical professional staff. We are nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Reha-

bilitation Facilities and are certified as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) by the state of North Carolina. We are also contracted with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and Five County Mental Health Authority. Medicaid recipients may access our services directly by calling (252) 430-6633 for an appointment. Others may call Five County Mental Health Authority at (252) 430-1330 and request referral to our agency or contact us for additional information.

Central Community Services, LLC “providing quality, local behavioral healthcare”

professional mental health services for adults and adolescents include consultation, clinical assessment, medication evaluation and management, case management, outpatient therapy, community support team, psychosocial rehabilitation Offered in Vance, Granville, Franklin, Halifax, and Warren counties


P.O. Box 2113 • Oxford, NC 27565


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Five County Support Groups List The following support groups serve Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties. This list is provided as a public service by Five County Mental Health Authority. Updated lists may be found at www. under “Consumers & Families.” To provide updates to this information, visit the FCMHA website at and go to “About Us” and click on “Website Updates.”

ALCOHOL & DRUG RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUPS • Updated lists may be found at www. under “Consumers & Families.”

ALZHEIMER’S • Hampton Manor, 320 Broughton St., Gaston; Second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. This group is open to all. Contact Jeanette Harmon, (252) 533-0007.

Center, Basement, John T. Church Classroom, Henderson, last Tuesdays; 3:30 p.m. Contact Nick LaRaia (252) 436-1606.

BRAIN INJURY • Kerr Lake Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, Maria Parham Medical Center, Rehabilitation Unit Conference Room; Second Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Contact Lynne Denis, (919) 693-7623 or Pat Dickerson, (252) 438-5511.



• Maria Parham Medical

• HOPE (for all persons

affected by cancer), Jo Story Senior Center, 701 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids; Fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m. No meeting in December. Contact Myrtle Coates, (252) 537-6468. • Frontline Cancer Support Group, Scotland Neck Library, 1600 Main St, Scotland Neck; Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Contact Bertha Smith, (252) 826-4825 or (252) 908-1436. • Women’s Cancer Support Group, Maria Parham Medical Center, Basement Classroom; Second Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Contact Hope at (252) 436-1605.

• Instruments of Shining Hope (cancer support for persons living with/ surviving cancer), South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Road, near U.S. Hwy. 1 and N.C. Hwy. 39, Henderson; Third Mondays, 7 p.m. Contact the church (252) 438-3322.

CAREGIVERS • Louisburg Senior Center, 127 Shannon Village Shopping Center, N.C. Hwy 39/Bickett Blvd.; Second Mondays, 7 p.m. Contact Wendy Watkins, (919) 4961131.

• Caregiver & Bereavement Support Group – Louisburg Senior Center, 127 Shannon Village Shopping Center, N.C. 39/Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Third Thursdays, 3 p.m. Contact Allen Murphy, (919) 494-3773. • Granville Medical Center (Rear), Education Building, 1010 College St., Oxford; First Wednesdays, Noon. Contact Melissa Starr, (919) 690-3273. • Scotland Neck Senior Center, 1403 Church St, Fourth Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. Contact Valerie IveyLyons, (252) 583-1212.

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• Christian-based Counseling & Faith Integrated Services • Psychological Testing • Forensic MH Services • HIV-related MH Outpatient Services • Medication Management

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• Home Health & Hospice, 1229 Julian Allsbrook Ave., Roanoke Rapids, Third Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. • Enfield Municipal Bldg, 200 Whitfield St., Second Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. • CARES (for family and friends caring for loved ones with disease, illness or disability), Maria Parham Medical Center’s rehabilitation center; Third Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact Deborah at (252) 4361277 or Hope at (252) 436-1605. • Warren County Senior Center, 345 W. Franklin St., Warrenton; Second Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Contact Senior Center (252) 257-3111. • Duke Family Caregiver Support Group, Duke South Clinic 200 Trent Drive, Room 1170B; last Thursdays (except July), 6:30 p.m. Contact (919) 660-7510. Website and Caregiver Newsletter: www.dukefamilysupport. org.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES • The ARC of Vance County Support Group for Persons / Families affected by Developmental Disabilities; 946 X Crossroads Shopping Center, N.C. Hwy 39 at Interstate 85, Henderson; Third Mondays, 6 p.m. Contact Nancy Ormond, (252) 492-4712. • Families of Children with Special Needs, Franklin County, “Let’s Connect” Support Group; River of Life Worship Center, 39 Tony

Ave., Youngsville; First Saturdays, 9:30 a.m; Please call for availability of child care. Contact Susan Hux, (252) 430-0333, or susan@ • Franklin County Autism Support Group; Howe’s Your Pizza, 23 N. 98 Hwy., Bunn; Second Tuesdays, 6 p.m; Children are welcome. Contact Autumn Frazee, (919) 455-4843.

DIABETES EDUCATION & SUPPORT • Medical Clinic of Enfield, 114 Market St.; Fourth Thursdays, 12 p.m. • Senior Center, 238 Oak St.; First Tuesdays, 11 a.m. • Scotland Neck Family Medical, 919 Jr. High School Rd.; Third Thursdays, noon. Contact E. B. Odom, R.D., Halifax Health Dept., (252) 583-5021, ext. 270. • Halifax HealthLink, Becker Village Mall, 1620 E. Tenth St.: Third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Contact Sue Liverman, (252) 536-5000; Second Mondays (except July, Aug. & Dec.), 7 p.m., Contact Carrie Davis, (252) 535-8276. • Health Department, 544 W. Ridgeway St.; Fourth Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Contact Larissa Mills, (252) 257-6017.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE /SEXUAL ASSAULT • Safe Space; Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. (separate groups for women and

children). Contact Safe Space at (919) 4975444 or (800) 620-6120 for location or other information. • Families Living Violence Free offers a Circle of Hope educational/ empowerment support group for women survivors of domestic and sexual assault. The domestic violence support group is a seven week session, Thursdays, 6–8 p.m. For more information, contact Shirley Davis, (919) 693-5700. • ACTS, 305 S. Chestnut St., Henderson Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Contact Hearts Haven, (252) 436-2401. • Circle of Love, Helping Hands, 123 S. Main St., Warrenton; Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. Other support times may be arranged. Contact the Crisis Line for location or other information, (252) 2579922; Spanish, (252) 213-8005.

FAMILY • Families Supporting Families Resource Center, 1322 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids; Second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., for parents and surrogate parents. Topics include mental health, education and parenting issues. There are guest speakers and resource materials offered. There is a support group for youth at the same location and time. Contact Doris Mack, (252) 535-4000.

GRIEF • GriefShare – Faith Baptist

Church, 249 Holden Road, Youngsville, Alternate Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; May 12 & 26, June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, Aug. 4 &18, Sept. 1, 15 & 22; Oct. 13 & 27, Nov. 10 & 24, Dec. 8, 2011. Contact the church at (919) 556-3420;or www.; GriefShare information: • Caregiver & Bereavement Support Group – Louisburg Senior Center, 127 Shannon Village Shopping Center; Third Thursdays, 3 p.m. Contact Allen Murphy, (919) 494-3773.

MENTAL HEALTH • Celebrate Recovery, a Christian support group for any life problem, www.celebraterecovery. com. • Crossroads Fellowship, 2721 Millbrook Road, Raleigh; Fridays, 7 p.m.; (919) 981-0222. • Bethlehem Baptist Church, Christian Education Center, 1258 Cole Farm Road, Warrenton; Thursdays, 7 p.m., Contact Shirley at (252) 456-4981. • Emotions Anonymous: Lakeside Lutheran Church, 2427 Eaton Ferry Road (next to Food Lion), Littleton; Thursdays, 10 a.m. Contact Ray at (252) 586-6899. (For info see www.lakesidelutheran. org or www. • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): “Family to Family” 12week, free educational program – for anyone interested in learning


more about what life may be like for a loved one who has a mental illness. • HealthLink, Becker Village Mall, 1620 E. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids; First & Third Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Contact John Haverstock, (252) 5370320 or Anita Mason, (252) 430-3035. • Warren County Health Department, 544 W. Ridgeway St., Warrenton; First Thursdays, 5 p.m.; enter at back of building. Contact Anita Mason, (252) 430-3035.

RESPIRATORY • Better Breathers Club, HealthLink, Becker Village Mall, Roanoke Rapids, Fourth Mondays, 7 p.m. Contact Laura Wilder, (252) 537-6912.

SEXUAL ASSAULT See Domestic Violence Groups

STROKE • Maria Parham Medical Center, Rehabilitation Conference Room, Henderson; last Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Contact Liz Karan, (252) 436-1604.

VETERANS SUPPORT • American Legion Post 60, 110 E. Spring St. (600 Block S. Garnett St.) Henderson, 27536; this group is open to veterans in Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance & Warren counties, sponsored by Raleigh Vet Center; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Sandra Grissom, Vance County Veterans Service Officer, (252) 438-4619;


or Ray Koval, Raleigh Vet Center, (919) 856-4616, to register and obtain information. There is no cost. The goal of the group is to address issues related to posttraumatic stress disorder. Veterans may discuss concerns including combat experiences, loss, anxiety, depression, pain, health, and family issues.


• VIP Support Group — Louisburg Senior Center, 127 Shannon Village Shopping Center, N.C. 39/Bickett Blvd., Louisburg; Fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. Contact Regina McClain, Blind Services Social Worker, (919) 496-5721. • VIP Support Group – Granville County Senior Center, 120 Orange St., Oxford; Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.; Contact Sam Davis, Blind Services Social Worker, (919) 693-1511. • Jo Story Senior Center, 701 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids; Fourth Tuesdays (except July), 1 p.m.; Contact Larry DeBruhl, (252) 537-1477; • Kim McCall, Halifax/ Northampton County blind services social worker may be contacted at (252) 536-6464. • Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson; Tuesdays after the first Sunday, 10 a.m. Contact Regina McClain, (252) 492-5001. • Lion’s Club, 429 W. Ridgeway St., Warrenton; Third Fridays, 11 a.m. Contact Sam Davis, (919) 693-1511.


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Crisis Intervention Team trains law enforcement officers in how to deal with mental health crises CIT provides training to law enforcement and others to help them understand mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders. The Crisis Intervention Team is a partnership which enables law enforcement officers to connect persons affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders with treatment options instead of jail whenever possible. CIT is a communitybased partnership which includes law enforcement, Five County Mental Health Authority (LME), mental health providers, magistrates, emergency services personnel, consumers, family members and community partners. CIT provides training to law enforcement and others to help them understand

mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders, including: • Treatment and community resources • Suicide prevention • Mental health issues of older adults and children • Crisis intervention and de-escalation without force when possible CIT was first developed by the Memphis, Tenn., police department and is currently used in 39 states. A total of 108 law enforcement officers have been CIT-certified, representing 16 agencies in Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties. Dr. Al Mooney introduced

CIT to the five-county area after visiting Memphis to study the national model program and developing a partnership with the Vance County Sheriff’s Office in 2005. CIT can benefit individuals in need of assistance in the following ways: • Timely connection with treatment • Fewer arrests • Fewer injuries • Reduction of time in hospital emergency departments • More positive interactions with law enforcement • Decreased stigma associated with mental health issues To contact a CIT officer, call or visit the law enforcement

agency where the person needing intervention is located (not necessarily the county or town of residence of that individual). Ask for a CIT officer or an officer trained to respond to a person with mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance abuse disorders. For more information about CIT, contact: • Cynthia Fenner, (252) 430-3048, • Lt. Scott Strickland, (919) 575-6561, ext. 117, sstrickland@ • Wanda Brock, (252) 431-0072, ext. 218,

Butner public safety officer named CIT Officer of the Year Lt. Scott W. Strickland with Butner Public Safety was named the Crisis Intervention Team 2011 Officer of the Year. Strickland received the award after demonstrating many characteristics that provide a positive role model for fellow fivecounty CIT law enforcement officers. Strickland has executed the mission Lt. Scott Strickland of the CIT program by using supportive law enforcement intervention for dealing with individuals affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders. Strickland was praised for being an extraordinary team player and leader in supporting the CIT training. Strickland became a certified CIT officer in May 2008 and was elected as the Five County CIT Committee law enforcement co-chairman in January 2009. He has served as the instructor/supervisor of Five County CIT training since January of 2010. To date, 108 law enforcement officers in Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties have received the training.

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Developmental Disabilities Resource List For more information on developmental disability services in the Five County Area contact: • Anne Stainback, Care Coordinator, (252) 430-3053 • Nancy Hux, Care Coordinator, Roanoke Rapids, (252) 537-3602 • ARC of Vance County: 946-X W. Andrews Avenue, Henderson, (252) 438-7627; Nancy Ormond, Vance Chapter President • Five County First in Families: First In Families of North Carolina helps people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others. To find out more information or to request an application, contact Krysta Gougler at (919) 251-8368, ext. 103 or Krysta@fifnc. org or

Disability Resources • index.htm — Ability Awareness

(creating opportunities for people with disabilities to showcase their skills and talents) • — Ability Magazine (covering health, disability and human potential) • — Advocates for Children’s Services • nc_charlotte.asp — The Asperger Syndrome Education Network • — The Arc of NC (developmental disabilities) • — The Autism Society of NC • — BEGINNINGS (deafness and hearing loss) • — The Brain Injury Association of NC • — Council for Children’s Rights • — Children and Adults with ADHD • — Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

• — connecting the disability community to informtion • — Elder Law Clinic (Wake Forest University School of Law) • — Exceptional Children Division, N.C. Department of Public Instruction • — Division of Vocational Rehabilitation • — Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center • — Family Support Network (family support and resources) • — F.I.R.S.T. (parent resource center, western N.C.) • — First in Families (family support and resources) • — Job Access (employment website for job seekers with disabilities) • — N.C. Office on Disability and Health

• — Children’s Law Clinic (Duke School of Law) • — Learning Disabilities Association of N.C. • — Mental Health Association in N.C. • — National Alliance on Mental Illness N.C. • — National Alliance on Mental Illness-Wake County • — N.C. Assistive Technology Project • — N.C. Deaf/Blind Association • htm — N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) • — N.C. Early Intervention Services • — N.C. Families United (family support and resources) • — TEACCH

• — Juvenile Justice Clinic (N.C. Central School of Law) • — special education and advocacy information • — helps people across North Carolina gain access to services and opportunity through its legally based advocacy • — thousands of the best disability resources on the Internet • — The North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (NCSILC) • — American Association for People with Disabilities • — The Association of Self-Advocates of N.C. • — Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

Home HealtH and Hospice of Halifax Quality Home care since 1969

Oxford Housing Authority Xavier L. Wortham Executive Director




(919) 693-1539 • (919) 693-6936 Fax (919) 693-3216 email: 101 Hillside Drive P.O. Box 616 Oxford, NC 27565-0616



after hours phone 535-8011

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Alpha Management Community Services:

a person-centered approach leading to independence Alpha Management Community Services Inc. (AMCS) is a nonprofit community-based organization located in Durham which provides direct services to children and the developmentally disabled population living in North Carolina. Our qualified staff functions out of the corporate office in Durham and two satellite offices in Oxford and Roanoke Rapids. We provide services to individuals with a variety of complex disabilities. Services are provided in a manner which fosters the person-centered approach that enhances the level of independence

which is appropriate for each consumer. AMCS provides a variety of services such as: outpatient treatment, diagnostic assessments, medication management/psychiatric services, therapeutic foster care (licensed foster homes in over 15 counties in North Carolina), respite, developmental therapy, CAP-MR/ DD services, and other mental health services that are available. We specialize in quality care and feel that our commitment to serving our consumers is second to none. With this commitment we understand that having qualified staff to engage with

individuals in the community is essential. Our staff consists of an executive team, a board- certified psychiatrist, licensed mental health professionals, social workers and therapeutic foster care parents who are trained to provide interventions with a variety of consumers in different capacities. While providing services, we agree with the National Mental Health Association’s definition of cultural competence. As a result, we strive to incorporate skills, attitudes and policies to ensure that we effectively address the treatment and psychosocial needs of consumers and fami-

Veterans Resource List The following are web-based resources: • Military Health Benefits — • Dept. of Defense website for all needs — or (800) 342-9647 • Courage to Care

— health information provided by the Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences: www. • Citizen Soldier Support Program — supports National Guard and reservists: www.RibbonsToReality. org

• U.S. Department for Veteran Affairs — • Veteran benefits — (800) 827-1000 • Veteran’s health eligibility — (877) 2228387 • Department of Veteran Services — (617) 210-5480

lies with diverse values, beliefs and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that may vary by race, ethnicity, religion and/ or language. In the foster care program, our ultimate goal is to provide a nurturing home for children that promotes a sense of safety, a feeling of acceptance, and the conviction that they are valuable. AMCS social workers provide case planning and coordination of services to families whose children are in foster care in order to reunite children with their biological families. The program provides coordinated,

culturally sensitive casework services, designed to ensure that the experience of separation results in maximum opportunity for all concerned. The program focuses on rectifying and preventing problems and concerns, which may lead to the need for removal. The services provided by the program include support services to foster care homes, individual counseling for foster care children, and supervised visitation and support services for the biological families, including family counseling, recruitment, training and certification of minority foster families.

The services provided to the children include: career counseling, budgeting, job search assistance, help with locating apartments, college preparation and life/social skills (i.e. opening banking accounts/saving). Alpha Management Community Services Inc. is committed to providing needed services to people who are emotionally/behaviorally, physically and/or mentally challenged, allowing them to remain in their community or in a therapeutic setting that best caters to their needs and treatment. For more information, call 1-866-5584440.

Mental health first aid training available Mental Health First Aid is an award-winning training program to teach the public how to support someone in a mental health crisis or someone who is developing a mental disorder. The program has solid evidence for its effectiveness from random-

ized controlled trials and qualitative studies. It increases knowledge, reduces stigma and, most importantly, increases supportive actions. Mental health first aid training can assist in early intervention and in the on-going community support

of people with mental illnesses. It is useful for people employed in areas which involve increased contact with mental health issues and for caregivers. For more information, Contact Anita Mason at (252) 430-3035 for more information.

Easter Seals UCP North Carolina transforms the lives of people with disabilities through child and family services, inclusive communities, and employment.

The services that are provided are ACTT, MST, IIH, Mental Health TCM, IDD TCM, Residential Group homes DD/CAP/MHA, Residential Apartments MH/DD, Out Patient Therapy, Clinical Assessments, Med Management, Psycho Social Rehab, Supported Employment, ADVP, Assertive Engagement, Home and Community Supports, and Personal Care. We also provide START and crisis respite care.

To learn more, visit us on the web at Louisburg Office 101 N. Main Street Louisburg, NC 27549 919-340-0437 Office hours are 8:30 - 5:00 Monday thru Friday

Roanoke Rapids Office 735 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-308-0443 Office hours are 8:30 - 5:00 Monday thru Friday

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Easter Seals UCP is transforming lives of those facing disabilities Each year, Easter Seals UCP transforms the lives of more than 17,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families in North Carolina. The people we support have disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, developmental disabilities, acquired injuries, agingrelated issues and mental illness. With Easter Seals UCP’s help, children are learning first words, families are receiving needed respites, adults are working in meaningful jobs and individuals are achieving goals. To make North Carolina a more inclusive and welcoming place for people with disabilities, Easter Seals UCP focuses on three priorities in our service delivery: • Child and family: helping prepare children and their families to be a part of an ever more inclusive world. • Inclusive communities: supporting children and adults to live and play in their communities. • Employment: supporting adults to engage in their communities through meaningful work and volunteer opportunities. To help people with disabilities achieve their goals and live more independent,

satisfying lives, Easter Seals UCP invests nearly 90 cents of every dollar directly to support programs offered to children and adults. Additionally, information and referral and special assistance services reach all 100 counties. Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice and change the lives of people with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential for living, learning and working in their communities. Early childhood services for young children birth to early school-age include: • Inclusive childcare, education and therapy for children. • Center, home and community-based early interven-

tion and family support. Child placement support services for children in out-of-home living due to family conflict, abuse, neglect, emotional or physical issues. • Therapeutic and family foster care and respite. • Care coordination and wrap-around supports to help children thrive. Child and family specialty services for children with mental health challenges who are at-risk for out-ofhome placement or justice involvement. • Intensive therapeutic services and crisis stabilization. • Family preservation counseling and support. Individual and community

support services for children and adults with disabilities include: • Case management, therapeutic services, respite and community living support. • Residential support for adults to live independently, in shared living or group homes. Clinical and community mental health services provided for children and adults with mental health needs include: • Clinical assessment, therapy, behavioral health counseling and medication management. • Care coordination, therapeutic services, skills training and community living support. • Intensive therapeutic

services for crisis prevention, intervention and stabilization, and family preservation. In addition, information, referrals and special assistance are offered for people with special needs and families, including: • Information and referral to Easter Seals UCP and community resources. • Assistance with durable medical equipment and other unique funding needs. Employment assistance to help adults with disabilities find and keep great jobs includes: • Job development for meaningful work and volunteer activities in the community. • On-the-job coaching, skill development and employer consultation. • Personalized counseling regarding Social Security, work incentives, and related benefits. • Training and outreach to individuals, families, community and employers. • Operation of a non-profit print business, employing people with disabilities. For more information, contact Easter Seals UCP North Carolina at 1-800-662-7119 or visit them on the web at


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First in Families helps those with disabilities believe in their dreams First In Families of North Carolina (FIFNC) helps people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others. The Five County First In Families (FIF) Chapter offers support to families and individuals according to their self-defined needs. Five County FIF meets family support

needs for individuals in Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties who experience a developmental disability or traumatic brain injury. Examples of support may include home furnishings or modifications; child care or respite; repairs to vehicles; and vocational, social and educational opportunities. FIFNC practices

and promotes customer leadership, a philosophy where the families are viewed as the experts in knowing what they need. Each chapter is managed by a committee with a majority representation of customers called a management team. FIFNC has 13 local chapters that serve 45 counties across the state by providing support to families and

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individuals according to their self-defined needs. Eligible families must have a family member with a developmental disability or traumatic brain injury, and also must meet certain financial requirements. First In Families partners with local businesses and agencies to receive the lowest possible price on goods and services for families in need.

Chapter provides support to families or individuals experiencing a developmental disability or traumatic brain injury in Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties.

Contact 252.373.7041

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Business Cents helps clients Working with families to find solutions to real-life problems manage and use their funds wisely Institutes for Family Centered Services provides services in your home to help your family learn to work together better. We use our Family Centered Treatment® model in our work, which is a method developed by trained professionals that uses practical methods. This method for assisting families to make the changes they desire is a proven (evidence based) model for change. We do more than talk to you about how you feel. We also work with your family to figure out solutions to the real day-

to-day problems you are facing. We listen to your concerns and develop a plan based on the changes your family would like to make. We are creative and flexible in how this process will work for you. We believe that entering your home is a privilege, not a “right.” Just because your family is having problems does not mean that you cannot be in charge of the process. We believe that you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of what has happened in the past or the difficulties that you may face. We be-

lieve in an approach that focuses on the strengths of your unique family and in finding solutions for your family’s specific issues. In addition to Family Centered Treatment, Institutes for Family Centered Services provides intensive in-home services, clinical assessments, outpatient therapy (adult and child/individual and family), targeted case management, and medication management. For more information, please call (919) 786-8000 or visit our website at

When beneficiaries are unable to manage or direct the management of their funds, the Social Security Administration (SSA) usually looks for a representative payee among the beneficiary’s family and friends. For a small segment of the population, these traditional networks of support are not available. The SSA then relies on state, local, or community sources, such as Business Cents, to fill this need. Business Cents of NC is a trusted non-profit provider of payee services that are tailored to meet

individual needs. Bonded and insured, the company has a long-standing history of providing support and encouragement to promote positive change and growth. Our objective is to assure that client’s funds are used to pay current and foreseeable needs and properly save any funds not needed to meet current needs (housing, utilities, food, clothing and medical care). By using our payee service, we help ensure that SSA benefit payments are used for basic needs, which provides the

beneficiary with a more stable environment. We work with the individual as well as with agencies that provide housing assistance, therapy, case management, and personal care to develop a financial plan that meets the individual’s needs. Operational Manager Lynne Denis has provided representative payee services for numerous individuals for over 10 years. If you qualify, Business Cents will be glad to assist you with budgeting your monthly benefit checks. For more information, call (919) 693-7623.

Business Cents of N.C. Inc. Business Cents of NC is a non-profit, fee for service Organizational Representative payee agency owned and operated by Lynne H. Denis. AN ORGANIZATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE SERVICE - A trusted provide of payee services that are tailored to meet individual needs. - Bonded and insured. - Long standing history of providing support and encouragement to promote positive change and growth. - Reasonable monthly fee set by SSA. - Business Cents of NC Inc. is a true advocate for each individual.

Lynne Denis

(Operational Manager) P.O. Box 941 Oxford, NC 27565 919-693-7623


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Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks provides services for at-risk youth Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks is the sponsoring agency for all Youth Services programs. Offices are located in the Henry A. Dennis County Office Building at 300 South Garnett St, in downtown Henderson. Programs under Youth Services are: • Project Youth Outreach: An interpersonal skill building program for youth referred by Juvenile Services, Vance County Schools, law enforcement and other human service agencies. Guided growth activities are used as diversions for court involved and at risk youth, ages 6-17. The program works through several modules

to develop the social skills required for youth to interact in positive ways with others, including conflict resolution/anger management, informal counseling, character education and school drop-out prevention. • Vance County Community Service/ Restitution: The primary goal of the Community Service/Restitution Program is to provide a means whereby adjudicated delinquents can demonstrate responsibility to compensate the community and/or victims of crime. The Community Service/Restitution Program serves youth 6-17 years of age who

are involved in the court system. Juveniles are court ordered to perform community service hours or earn restitution funds to compensate crime victims. • Conflict Management Services are for court-referred youth and their families in the Ninth Judicial District. Services include RESOLVE, a Conflict Resolution Curriculum For Families (Franklin County only), anger management classes, family mediation, psychological services and substance abuse education classes. Through these services, avenues to address placement can be options for judges and

juvenile court counselors, resulting in reduced commitments to costly youth development centers. Other human service agencies may contact Juvenile Services for a court consultation for clients needing services. • Friends of Youth/ Teen Court: Friends of Youth is a mentoring program that aims to decrease delinquent behavior and increase socially acceptable behavior for court involved and at risk youth, ages 6-17. Referrals are accepted from Juvenile Court, schools, law enforcement and other human service agencies. Youth are matched with positive

role models (mentors) in an individual or group setting. Group mentoring is conducted at participating schools for school referred youth. This bonding process provided through mentoring is a protective factor and youth are more inclined to adhere to the healthy standards held by mentors. Teen Court is an alternative to the restorative juvenile justice system for first time offenders with misdemeanor offenses. A jury of their peers tries referred juveniles who admit guilt and agree to be accountable for their offenses. If the jury finds the juvenile has committed a delinquent act,

the jury may assign the juvenile to a rehabilitative measure or sanction, such as community service, restitution, and/or serving on the jury. Through the use of student volunteers who take on the legal system roles (clerks, bailiffs, attorneys and jurors), volunteers and offenders learn about the legal system. District and Superior Court judges and attorneys, along with other adults, volunteer their services to Teen Court through this communitybased program. For more information, contact Donna Stearns, Youth Services supervisor/finance manager at (252) 431-6092.

HENDERSON-VANCE RECREATION Youth Services Division • Henry A Dennis Office Building 300 South Garnett Street • Henderson, NC 27536 Mission - To protect the public through a balanced approach of accountability and comprehensive services that prevent and reduce delinquency through collaboration with juvenile court, law enforcement, schools, families, community and other human services agencies, while providing opportunities for “at risk” and delinquent youth to become responsible and productive citizens Vision - Successful youth, strong families and safe community Purpose - To provide services for referred youth to prevent and reduce juvenile crime Core Values - • Can do attitude • Character (integrity, honesty and fairness) • Customer service • Collaboration • Commitment • Community Staff:

Donna Stearns,Youth Services Supervisor/Finance Mgr. - (252) 431-6092 William Ragland,Youth Services Specialist - (252) 431-6090 Linwood Martin, Friends of Youth Supervisor/Teen Court Coordinator- (252) 431-6090

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Five-County Community Resource List Mental health • Five County Mental Health Authority Call Center: 877-6193761 • Five County Mental Health Authority (general information) 866-375-1315 (toll free) • Recovery Response Center (Mental Health Crisis) 877-6193761 or 252-438-4145

Social services • Franklin County, 919-496-5721 • Granville County, 919-693-1511 • Halifax County, 252-536-2511 • Vance County, 252-492-5001 • Warren County, 252-257-5000

Aging/senior centers • Franklin County, 919-496-1131 • Granville County, 919-693-1930 • Halifax County, 252-583-1212 • Vance County, 252-430-0257 • Warren County, 252-257-3111

Veterans’ services • Franklin County, 919-496-1939 • Granville County, 919- 693-1484 • Halifax County, 252-583-3601 • Vance County, 252-438-4619 • Warren County, 252-257-3385 • Raleigh Veterans Center: 919-856-4616 • Greenville Veterans Center: 252-355-7920 • Henderson Veterans’ Support Group (service of Raleigh Vet Center) Contact Ray Koval, 919-856-4616, or Sandra Grissom, 252-438-4619 (serves Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance & Warren counties)

Veterans’ Transportation • Halifax County: 252-365-0515 (to Durham and Richmond

VA Medical Centers and Vet Centers) • Vance County: (252) 492-6359 (to Durham VA Medical Center) Must have scheduled appointment

HIV/AIDS Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance, and Warren counties: • Northern Outreach Clinic at Warren-Vance Community Health Center 511 Ruin Creek Road, Suite 105 Henderson N.C. 27536 (252) 425-9061

Medical Care • Warren County Free Clinic: 252257-1904 • Four County Health Network: 252-430-0360 (medication assistance for uninsured for Granville, Vance and Warren counties • Franklin Community Health Services (Hacker Center): 919340-2500 • Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine: 919-496-0492 • Rural Health Group: Henderson, 252-438-3549; Hollister, 252-586-5151; Norlina, (252) 456-2009; Roanoke Rapids, 252-536-5000; Littleton, 252586-5411; Scotland Neck, 252-826-3143. • Roanoke Valley Medical Ministries: 252-308-1261

Housing • Joel Rice, FCMHA Housing Resources: 252-430-3073 • ARC Men’s (SA Halfway House) — Henderson: 252-492-5746 • ARC Women’s (SA Halfway House) — Henderson: 252-4300126 • Durham Rescue Mission (Shelter): 919-688-9641

• Durham Urban Ministries (Shelter): 919-682-0538 • Faith House of Enfield (Transitional): 252-445-1020 • Harbour House-Oxford (Transitional): 919-603-1522 • Henderson Men’s Shelter (Winter): Joel Rice 252-4303073 • Lifeline Ministry/Henderson: (transitional/women & children) 252-438-2098 • Oxford Houses (SA) Henderson: • Men: 252-430-8679/252-5724530 • Bianca (women): 252-431-2087 • Rocky Mount – Bassett Center: (transitional), 252-985-0078; shelter, 252-985-1650 • Union Mission (Men), Roanoke Rapids: 252-537-3372

Domestic Violence

(Also offers services to male victims) • Families Living Violence Free (Granville County)— Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Crisis Line: (919) 528-3579, Info: 919-693-5700 • Safe Space (Franklin County): 919-497-5444 or 800-620-6120 • Hannah’s Place (Halifax County) Crisis Line: 252-541-2064; office, 252-541-2037 • Hearts Haven (Vance County), 252-436-2401 • Helping Hands (Warren County): information, 252-257-6781; Crisis lines, 252-257-9922 (English), 252-213-8005 (Spanish).

Food, Clothing, Electric, etc. • ACTS (Vance County): 52-4928231 • Salvation Army (Vance County): 252-438-7107 • American Red Cross: 252-4384813

• Care and Share Food Bank (Louisburg): 919-496-4826 • ACIM (Granville County/food): 919-690-1930 • Union Mission, Roanoke Rapids: 252-537-3372 • Bunn Community Outreach (food pantry): 919-496-4745 • Loaves & Fishes (food for Warren County only): 252-257-1160

Parenting • FCMHA prevention specialist: 252-430-3077 • Families Supporting Families (Halifax County): 252-535-4000 • Vance Cooperative Extension Agency: 252-438-8188 • Franklin Cooperative Extension Agency: 919-496-3344 • Halifax Cooperative Extension Agency: 252-533-6242

Five County Mental Health Authority Resources •

Support Groups • Updated lists for Alcohol & Drug Recovery, Mental Health & Miscellaneous are listed on the Five County Mental Health Authority website, www., under “Consumers & Families.”

County government websites • Franklin County: www. • Granville County: www. • Halifax County: www.halifaxnc. com (resource directory: www. • Vance County: www.

• Warren County: www.


• Franklin Regional Medical Center 100 Hospital Drive Louisburg, N.C. 27549 (919) 496-5131 • Granville Medical Center 1010 College St. Oxford, N.C. 27565 (919) 690-3000 • Halifax Regional Medical Center 250 South Church Road Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 (252) 535-8011 • Maria Parham Medical Center 566 Ruin Creek Road Henderson, N.C. 27536 (252) 438-4143 • Central Regional Hospital

Health Departments • Franklin County Health Department (919) 496-2533 107 Industrial Drive Louisburg, N.C. 27549 • Granville-Vance District Health Department Granville County: (919) 693-2141 Vance County: (252) 492-7915 • Halifax County Health Department 19 North Dobbs St. Halifax, N.C. 27839 (252) 583-5021 • Warren County Health Department 544 West Ridgeway St. Warrenton, N.C. 27589 (252) 257-1185 Health Department


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NAMI: a respected force in advocacy The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has a national organization as well as state organizations and local affiliates in more than 1,100 communities across the country. NAMI focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform and health: support, education and advocacy.

Support and education NAMI’s support and public education efforts

are focused on offering individuals and the community resources and information about mental illness through a variety of activities, including: • The NAMI National Information HelpLine, which provides tollfree, direct support and referral addressing more than 4,000 requests each month. • NAMI Connection, a free recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness currently available in more than 300 communities throughout the country. • NAMIWalks, now in 80 cities each year where more than 500,000

people have walked to promote hope and recovery. NAMI national and many NAMI affiliates offer an array of support and education programs and initiatives, including: • NAMI’s education programs, which have graduated more than 200,000 individuals to-date. These signature programs provide critical education to help individuals and families gain knowledge and skills for living successfully with mental illness. • NAMI In Our Own Voice, a public education presentation by individuals who have lived the experience, has been

shared with more than 150,000 people. • The NAMI Web site, which receives more than 7 million visitors each year who rely on NAMI for the latest and most comprehensive information on mental illness.

Advocacy: a respected force NAMI is recognized as the voice of reason on mental illness. NAMI has fought for public policy changes that raise the bar on mental illness care and promote treatment and research. • NAMI advocates and provides a voice for millions of Americans

affected by mental illness while promoting state and federal public and private-sector policies that ensure research, an end to discrimination and a promotion of effective mental health services and supports. • NAMI has action centers on children and adolescents, law and criminal justice and multicultural issues. NAMI’s action centers advocate for unique populations and develop and disseminate information to meet specific needs. NAMI North Carolina has an opportunity for expansion in the fivecounty area (Franklin,

Vance, Warren, Granville and Halifax counties). Interested individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental health issue, have a family member with a mental health diagnosis, or have a passion for the mental health community are welcomed to inquire about membership. Memberships costs are: $35 (regular membership for one year) or $3, open door membership for those who cannot afford regular membership dues. See contact information below. For more information contact Samuel Hargrove, (252) 767-6429 or Anita Mason, (252) 430-0805 or

Substance abuse advertising: what can parents do?

“Can I have that?” “I need one of those.” “All my friends are going!”

Sound familiar? If you’re the parent of a teen or ‘tween, you may already know that marketing and media can influence young people’s choices about what to buy, do, or believe. But just how much are youth affected by marketing for alcohol and tobacco? • Research shows that alcohol advertising contributes to an increase in underage drinking. • Tobacco marketing more than doubles the

odds that children under age 18 will use tobacco. Sometimes marketing tactics are obvious — commercials, web banners, and full-page magazine ads. But other times, the tactics are less clear. For example, your child might see a display promoting beer at your local convenience store or sports event. Or her best friend might have a duffel bag sporting the logo of a tobacco company. Marketing and ads are part of our regular, everyday activities and, many times, we don’t even know that we’re

being targeted. All this ad exposure affects your child’s decision about whether to use alcohol, tobacco or drugs. As part of their decision-making processes, youth must sort through the media’s “mixed messages” and think about how those ideas compare with what they’ve learned from Mom and Dad and other caring adults. Be an active part of their learning and get involved in prevention activities in your community to help your child make smart, healthy choices.

What can parents do? • Be aware of how much advertising your child sees and hears. Use marketing messages to start a conversation about alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Find moments to talk with your child about marketing and media and go over your family’s rules about substance use. • Know why kids use alcohol, tobacco and drugs. In a recent survey, 73 percent of teens reported that the number one reason for using drugs is

to deal with the pressures and stress of school. Help your child learn to manage his stress and build coping skills to deal with things that go wrong. • Talk with your child about alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Research shows that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs at home are up to 50 percent less likely to use than those who do not. Get accurate information and start a conversation with your child. • Get involved with prevention activities in your community. Stand up against youth alcohol,

tobacco and drug use in your community and in your home — and help your kids sort through the mixed messages they get about these substances. Your kids will be more likely to follow your example, outsmart marketing tactics, and choose a healthy lifestyle. If you or your child needs help for a mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse issue, you can contact the Five County Mental Health Authority Call Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-877-619-3761.

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What is health literacy? More than a measurement of reading skills, health literacy also includes writing, listening, speaking, arithmetic and conceptual knowledge. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic information and services needed to make appropriate decisions regarding their health. Nearly nine out of 10 adults have difficulty using the everyday health information that is routinely available in health care facilities, physician offices, media and communities. Limited health literacy is associated with poorer health outcomes and higher health care costs. It has been documented that there is a higher rate of hospitalization and use of emergency services among patients with limited health literacy. Health literacy is fundamental to quality care. The public’s ability to understand and make informed decisions about their health is a frequently ignored problem that can have a profound impact on individuals’ health and the health care system. Addressing health

literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information— is one of the most pressing issues in our healthcare system today. Perhaps one of the most significant challenges we face is to make health information accessible to everyone, regardless of background, education or literacy level. A concerted effort by the public health and health-care systems, the education system, the media, and health-care consumers is needed to improve the five-county community’s health literacy. If patients cannot comprehend needed health information, attempts to improve the quality of care and reduce health care costs and disparities may fail. Limited health literacy affects more than just the uneducated and poor. At some point, most individuals will encounter health information they cannot understand. Even well educated people with strong reading and writing skills may have trouble comprehending a medical form or doctor’s instructions regarding a drug or procedure. Individuals are increasingly responsible for managing their own

Addressing health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information— is one of the most pressing issues in our health-care system today. Perhaps one of the most significant challenges we face is to make health information accessible to everyone, regardless of background, education or literacy level. health care. They are assuming new roles in seeking information, measuring and monitoring their own health, and making decisions about insurance and op-

tions for care. Patients’ health often depends on their ability and willingness to carry out a set of activities needed to manage and treat their disease. This

self-management is essential to successful care of chronic diseases such as diabetes, HIV and hypertension. Patients with chronic illness who have limited

health literacy are less knowledgeable about disease management and less likely to use preventive measures. Health literacy skills are needed for discussing care with health professionals; reading and understanding patient information sheets, consent forms, and ad advertising; and using medical tools such as a thermometer. Five County Mental Health Authority‘s outreach division has set health literacy as a priority for 2011-2012. Health educators, developers of health information, the media and health-care providers all need to work together to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to access, understand and use health information. Five County Mental Health Authority will be offering health literacy training seminars throughout the year to help educate individuals and health-care professionals about the importance of health literacy. Visit our website,, for information on health literacy and upcoming seminars or contact Gina DeMent at, (252) 4303031.


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Project Child Find designed to help children with disabilities Vance County Schools’ Department for Exceptional Children is committed to doing what is in the best interest of students. In our continuing effort to serve all children with disabilities, an effort called Project Child Find is under way to identify children and youth from infancy to 21 who have special needs that require

special education and other services related to accessing the special education. The local efforts to identify children and youth are part of a statewide effort to find children who need special help within the public school setting and may not be receiving it. Our goal is to inform parents and guardians of the services that are available through the

school system, as well as other state and community agencies. Children referred to the Department for Exceptional Children may have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having mental, physical or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from a regular school programs without special assistance. Children ages 3 through

21 who are referred may receive a complete evaluation, have an individualized education program prepared (if determined eligible for services), and be provided assistance accessing other community agencies. Project Child Find is important because all children between the ages of 3 and 21 have the right to a free ap-

propriate public education. Additionally, the law provides for early intervention services for children from birth through 2 years of age. Please assist us in our efforts to locate children with special needs here in our community. If you know of a child who is not currently receiving the help needed, please contact Patty Kennedy, director

for the Department for Exceptional Children, Vance County Schools. She can be reached at the Administrative Services Center at (252) 492-2127. The Vance County Schools’ Administrative Services Building is located at 1724 Graham Ave., Henderson. Thank you for helping us to locate children with disabilities!

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Group homes provide community life to developmentally disabled

DD Residential Services Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing residential services for persons with developmental disabilities. Seven group homes are located in Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties. Group homes provide an alternative to institutions, enabling people with developmental disabilities not only to live in the community, but also to become integrated into that community.

Small home settings allow for individualized attention and opportunities. Members of the board of directors, management and staff support self determination, personal outcome measures and natural supports for each individual. Ongoing compliance surveys are conducted by the Division of Facility Services, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NC Quadel, REAC, county

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health departments, local fire departments, the N.C. Department of Agriculture, and Five County Mental Health Authority. Staff training is required for first-aid, CPR, medication administration, fire safety, infection control, client rights, confidentiality, HIPAA and other areas. For more information, call (252) 438-6700 or email grwash@

D.D. Residential Services, Inc. (Serving Adult Persons With Developmental Disabilities)

Located in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren Counties Administrative Office 312 S. Chestnut Street • Henderson, NC 27536

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BriteSmilz Family & Community Connections, LLC began operations on August 15, 2003 as a MH/SA/DD agency, providing Case Management and Community Based Services to eligible residents mainly in Halifax and Northampton Counties. Their focus through the years has been to provide, coordinate, arrange and link consumers to services as they advocate for their needs. BriteSmilz serves individuals from 4 to 104 years old. Currently, they focus on CAP and Case Management services to persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in this age group under their motto: “Linking You To A Brighter Future”. Let them serve you!

252-537-7575 1165 Gregory Drive • Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

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To meet the community’s growing needs, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live.

Granville Health System: a dedication to quality For more than 90 years, Granville Health System (GHS) has been delivering quality health care, close to home. To meet the community’s growing needs, GHS has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. Granville Health System has recently received a number of national awards, including

the Hospital of Choice Award, which names GHS as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country. In 2010, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina designated the health system’s Granville Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. This recognition sets Granville Health System as a top provider for these orthopaedic services in the Triangle area, in-

cluding Oxford, Henderson, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and the surrounding areas. GHS was given this designation because it has demonstrated a commitment to quality care, resulting in excellent overall outcomes for patients who undergo knee and hip replacement procedures at Granville Medical Center. Granville Health System also received the Community Value

Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20 percent of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities they serve, while reinvesting back into their facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. In 2011, GHS will continue to position itself to accommodate the future medical needs of the community through the GHS Expansion Plan.

This ambitious 32,000 square foot construction project is the largest in the organization’s history. It includes a new Emergency Department that will grow from 3,135 to 18,000 square feet; expanded Surgical Services; a larger Laboratory Department; a new, larger lobby and admissions area; and additional patient and visitor parking. As Granville Health System moves for-

ward, implementing a long-term approach of strategic growth, the GHS Expansion Plan ensures the hospital will continue to deliver new health care technology and expand services throughout the area. Granville Health System is dedicated to quality … quality physicians and staff, providing the personal attention you and your family deserve. Visit them online at


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Rural Health Group offers primary care and health education At Rural Health Group, it is our mission to offer excellent quality primary care and health education to every individual in our community while providing this care in a culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate manner with special emphasis on reaching the under-served. We have been offering patient-centered medical care for over 35 years. As a non-profit community health center, our clinics are open to everyone in the community – from the very young to the very old, the uninsured, the insured, those enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, and N.C. Health Choice – everyone. Our patient majority board of directors is dedicated to increasing access to care while managing a fiscally sound organization. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale to those who qualify based on

family size and income. We can also help Medicare patients struggling with deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance, or the medication “donut hole.” We offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive health services, including: • Nine family practice medical clinics (please see our ad below for locations): Our physicians (including family practitioners, internists, and pediatricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and dedicated staff are here to offer you quality medical care. From preventive and routine care to treating acute illness to managing chronic diseases, we offer health care that fits your family. • Three dental clinics in Henderson, Jackson and Roanoke Rapids: Open to all ages, the clinics offer preventive and basic dental services, as well as root canals, crowns, bridges, and dentures. We

also offer oral health education programs to schools. • Two on-site pharmacies in Norlina and Hollister: Our pharmacies are open to everyone. We also have contracts with community pharmacies near our other clinics. For our uninsured patients we have developed an extensive formulary where most medications are available for a reasonable cost. • Integrated behavioral health: Rural Health Group has behaviorists (psychologists and licensed clinical social workers) who work as part of the primary care team. • WIC (Women, Infants, Children) programs in Roanoke Rapids and Hollister: WIC assists low income pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children up to age 5 with nutrition education, breast-feeding support, and

supplemental foods. • Infectious Disease Clinic and Ryan White program: Services include primary medical and dental care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, education and case management. • Our Breast/Cervical Cancer Control Program offers no cost breast cancer screenings, mammograms, and cervical screenings to women who qualify based on age and income. The program is designed as a screening program and does not provide funds for treatment; however, it is the single portal of entry to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid in North Carolina. • Diabetes education, medical nutritional therapy, patient outreach services (including migrant and seasonal farmworker outreach), patient navigation and case management services.

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New pediatric dental office opened in Vance County Henderson Pediatric Dentistry is a new pediatric dental practice opened during the summer of 2011. The office is located at 451 Ruin Creek Road, Suite 205 (the Henderson Professional Plaza Building) and will provide pediatric dental services for children in Vance county and surrounding areas in North Carolina and Virginia. The state-of-the-art facility is owned by Dr. Rhonda Kearney, a native of Warrenton, who received her doctorate of dental surgery degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kearney also received her certificate in pediatric dentistry and post-doctoral master’s of science degree at UNC.

Her master’s thesis earned her the prestigious Leverett Award for outstanding research in public health dentistry. Henderson Pediatric Dentistry specializes in treating children from infancy to adolescence and individuals with special needs in an inviting environment. We value the opportunity to be an important part of your child’s life as they grow and develop. The new office will accept private dental insurance, Medicaid (North Carolina and Virginia) and N.C. Health Choice. For appointments, please call (252) 492-KIDS (5437) or for more information or visit the practice’s website at

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Abria’s Chase Foundation finds purpose out of tragedy The Abria’s Chase Foundation was founded in December 2009 to honor the memory of Abria Jhune Lewis and Joshua Chase Lewis who both lost their lives in a tragic house fire on Nov. 9, 2009. Both children were bright, energetic and full of love. This truly was an enormous loss to all those who were touched by their lives. To prevent similar tragedies, the foundation educates and informs others about fire safety. We provide assistance to families who have been victimized by fires. We promote cancer awareness to honor two of Abria and Chase’s grandparents, who fought the disease. Some of our other initiatives include providing scholarships to

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On Nov. 9, 2010, ovver 100 people attended the vigil dedicated to the memory of Abria Lewis (a former student of HMS) and her brother, Chase. deserving high school seniors and sponsoring a support group for parents who have lost children.


Abrias Chase Foundation, Inc. “A Chase for Saving Lives!”

Rhonda L. Kearney, DDS, MS, PLLC Pediatric Dentist Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry •Specializing in Dentistry for infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs. •The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend the first dental visit by Age 1.

451 Ruin Creek Road, Suite 205 • Henderson, NC 27536 252-492-KIDS (5437)

Ayana F. Lewis Founder & Executive Director PO Box 1785 Henderson, NC 27536-1785 252.767.6696 e-mail: website:


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Five County Mental Health Authority’s Customer Services Unit The Customer Services Unit is an expression of Five County Mental Health Authority’s core value that “people come first.” With a commitment to complete customer satisfaction, the staff takes calls and addresses questions, needs and concerns from consumers, family members, contract providers and community partners. It is the first point of contact for problem resolution. The Consumer Affairs staff assists consumers and/or family members with the resolution of complaints, concerns and other more general issues related to providing quality services and support.

The staff processes all incident reports and serves as the LME liaison to the Human Rights Committee. Any issues, concerns or complaints should be channeled through the Consumer Affairs coordinator at (252) 430-3025. The Customer Services staff can help you: • Find your way through the public behavioral health care system. • Learn about your rights and responsibilities. • File a complaint, grievance or appeal. • Provide you with information on advocacy organizations. • Bring your suggestions or concerns to Five

County Mental Health Authority management. • Find resources within your community. If you think a problem exists with your services, or you think your rights have been violated, we suggest you talk to your service provider first. Your provider is required to have a complaint and grievance process. If speaking with your service provider does not address your concerns, call Customer Service at (252) 430-1330. The Customer Service representative will investigate your concern and try to help you resolve your issue. Remember: If you are

not satisfied with the outcome, you have a right to appeal and you have a right to voice your concerns about the services you are receiving. You always have the right to ask questions and get the information you need to make the best decision for your care. Five County Mental Health Authority wants you to get the best services possible. By working together, we can find solutions that will work for you or your family member. When you run into a problem or feel no one is listening, it is time to call Customer Services at 1-866-375-1315.

• Are you or a loved one feeling overwhelmed? • Are you concerned about the safety of yourself or others due to mental health challenges, drugs, or alcohol use?

Recovery Innovations believes being in "Crisis" is being in "Opportunity." It's the opportunity for you to take your current experiences – even challenges – and use them as strengths to help you recover and pursue your hopes and dreams.

The Recovery Response Center provides safe, supportive, short-term crisis stabilization services to individuals facing acute emotional or substance abuse challenges. While at the Recovery Response Center, individuals begin a journey of recovery where hope is restored and dreams and strengths are celebrated. Barriers to achieving one’s goals are identified and individuals develop their own unique plan to overcome those barriers. Recovery Education is provided as well as assistance with linkage to follow up care. Length of stay at the facility is usually two to four days and there is no cost.

RecoveRy Response centeR 300 Parkview Dr. W, Henderson, NC 27536 • 252-438-4145

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Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency: a new category of provider

In January 2011, a new category of provider agency, a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA), went into effect for the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services for consumers in North Carolina. The Department of Health and Human Services’ goals in developing the CABHA designation were to: • Ensure that critical services are delivered by a clinically compe-

tent organization with appropriate medical oversight and the ability to deliver a robust array of services. • Move the public system over time to a more coherent service delivery model that reduces clinical fragmentation at the local level and begins to prepare the provider community for the changes that will be required in a waiver environment. • Ensure that consumer care is based

upon a comprehensive clinical assessment and an appropriate array of services for the population to be served. For example, a provider who will serve only children with mental health issues might offer outpatient therapy, case management, intensive in-home and day treatment. The array will vary depending upon the age and needs of the consumers to be served by the agency. CABHA will place

limits on who can provide certain mental health, development disability and substance abuse services as well as the professional, medical and training activities and oversight required. This will allow the state to exercise greater control over how services are used by providers and will help ensure that services that are provided are based on solid clinical assessments. Currently, there are more than 190 certified

CABHAs across the state of North Carolina. A total of 41 have memorandum of agreements (MOAs) to serve consumers in our five-county area. Nine agencies have an established presence with local sites in the area, including a statefund contract with Five County Area Mental Health Authority. Those nine agencies are: • Central Community Services (Henderson/ Louisburg) • Easter Seals UCP

(Louisburg/Roanoke Rapids) • Family Intervention & Prevention Services (Henderson/Louisburg) • Family Preservation Services (Henderson) • Freedom House (Norlina) • NOVA-IC (Roanoke Rapids) • Recovery Innovations (Henderson) • Triumph (Henderson/ Roanoke Rapids) • Vision Behavioral Health Services (Louisburg)

Advantage Ministries, Inc. 103 Wortham Court, PO Box 1258 Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-433-6100 Fax: 252-492-5212

“Committed to the Community” Advantage Care In Home Services, Inc. Advantage Care Vocational Center “Where Quality of Life Really Matters”

“Non-Profit Organization”

We Offer In-Home Care, CAP, Home Support, Vocational and Residential Services

Advantage Ministries, Inc Kid Advantage After School Program and Kid Advantage Summer Camp

Henderson Office (252) 433-6100 Fax (252) 492-5212 Durham Office (919) 471-1314 Fax (919) 471-0831


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• National Institute on Aging Information Center, 800222-2225; 800-222-4225 (TTY) 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time) • Alzheimer’s Association Helpline, 800-272-3900; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) •Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, 800-438-4380; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)


•AIDS info, 800-448-0440; 8 88-480-3739 (TTY); noon-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) •Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline, 800-8227422; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., MondayFriday (Pacific time)

Alcohol abuse

• American Council on Alcoholism , 800-527-5344; 410-889-0100; referrals to treatment centers and DWI classes. •Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, 888-4ALANON; 425-2666; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • Alcohol and Drug Helpline, 800-821-4357, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, 365 days a year • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc., 800-NCA-CALL (622-2255) • Substance Abuse and


National Resource List Mental Health Services Administration, 877-767-4727 • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, 800-66-NOFAS (666-6327); 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)

Blind • American Council for the Blind, 800-424-8666; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)

Children • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, 800-233-4050 (English/Spanish); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • Back to Sleep SIDS Information Campaign, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: 800505-CRIB (505-2742); 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time) • Children: Zero to Three; National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 800-899-4301; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center, 800-370-2943, 888-320-6942 (TTY), 866-760-5947 (Fax); 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Cancer • American Cancer Society,

800-227-2345 (Voice/TDD/ TTY) • Cancer Hope Network , 800-552-4366; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service, 800-4-CANCER; 422-6237; 800-332-8615 (TTY); 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 877267-2323 (headquarters); 800-633-4227 (Medicare Service Center); 866-226-1819 (headquarters TTY);877-4862048 (Medicare Service Center TTY) • National Child Abuse Hotline, 800-4-A-CHILD (4224453); provides multilingual crisis intervention on child abuse and domestic violence issues. Gives referrals to local agencies offering counseling and other services related to child abuse, adult survivor issues, and domestic violence. Provides literature on child abuse in English and Spanish. Calls are anonymous, tollfree, and counselors are paid, degreed professionals. • National Association for the Education of Young Children, 800-424-2460; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families , 800-899-4301; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)

Chronic pain • American Chronic Pain Association, 800-533-3231

Crisis intervention


(All operate 24 hours/7 days a week) • A-WAY-OUT, 800292-9688; provides unique crisis mediation program for parents contemplating abduction of their children, or who have already abducted their children and want to use Child Find volunteer family mediators to resolve their custody dispute. • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-TALK (273-8255); 800-799-4TTY; 799-4889 (TTY); 888-6289454 (Spanish): The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service that routes calls from anywhere in the country to the nearest available certified crisis center where trained crisis counselors talk to callers and can link them to local services. • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453): provides multilingual crisis intervention on child abuse and domestic violence issues. Gives referrals to local agencies offering counseling and other services related to child abuse, adult survivor issues, and domestic violence. Provides literature on child abuse in English and Spanish. Calls are anonymous, toll-free, and counselors are paid, degreed professionals. • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, 800-6564673: connects caller to the nearest counseling center that provides counseling for rape, abuse, and incest victims.

• National Foundation for Depressive Illness, 800-2484344: referrals to doctors and depression support groups, disseminates literature, publishes quarterly newsletter, and runs outreach program for adolescents and senior citizens. Recorded message has information on the signs of depression and manicdepression. • Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment Helpline, 800-421-4211: provides brochures on depression; sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health.

Diabetes/ digestive diseases • American Association of Diabetes Educators, 800-3383633, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday (central time) • American Diabetes Association, 800-342-2383; 800-ADA-ORDER (232-6733) (Fax, Order Fulfillment); 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)

Disabling conditions/ disabilities access • Rural Institute on Disabilities, 800-732-0323, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Mountain time): assistance for persons with disabilities in rural areas. Technological services, early intervention, children of Vietnam Veterans and services for the elderly. Email: • NICHCY (Children w/

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Disabilities), 800-695-0285, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Eastern time): Provides information on education rights for persons with disabilities from birth to age 22. Website: http://www.aed. org/nichey; E-mail: nichcy@; fax: (202) 884-8441. Sponsored by Dept. of Education. • Americans with Disabilities Act Information Line, 800-514-0301; 800-5140383 (TTY); 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 12:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time) Spanish-speaking operators are available. • National Down Syndrome Society Hotline, 800-221-4602 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • Tourette Syndrome Association Inc., 888-486-8738; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • Easter Seals, 800-2216827; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Central time) • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 800-232-4636; 800-232-6348 (TTY) • National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, 800-695-0285 (Voice/ TTY); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time) • Domestic Violence, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 800-5372238; 800-553-2508 (TTY); 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)



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days a week/365 days a year

• Drug-Free Workplace Helpline, 800-967-5752; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., MondayFriday (Eastern time) • Drug Help, 800-3784435; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday (Eastern time) • Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, 800-666-3332; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time). • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 877-767-4727 • National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, 800269-4237 (Recording); 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday (Central time) • National Substance Abuse Hotline, 800-DRUGHELP (378-4435) or 800HELP-111 (435-7111) (24 hours); Confidential help lines that provide information on substance abuse and referrals to treatment programs, self-help groups, other hotline numbers, and crisis centers nationwide.

• Housing & Urban Development (HUD), 800245-2691: clearinghouse for people seeking information on government housing.

• American Chronic Pain Association, 800-533-3231

Suicide prevention hotlines

Mental health

• Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, 800-762-4636: provides a directory of various pharmaceutical assistance programs for persons who cannot afford prescriptions on their own.

Eating Disorders • National Eating Disorders Association, 800-9312237 (Helpline)

Epilepsy • Epilepsy Foundation of America, 800-332-1000; 866-748-8008 (Spanish); 800-332-4050 (National Epilepsy Library): 866-330-2718 (Publications) 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)

• Mental Health America Resource Center, 800-9696642; 800-433-5959 (TTY); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • National Alliance on Mental Illness, 800-950-6264 Helpline; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • National Institute of Mental Health Resource Information Center, 866-6156464; 866-415-8051 (TTY) • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 877-767-4727; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time) • The ARC of the United States, 800-433-5255 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)

Minority health • National Hispanic Family Health Helpline, 800311-2229; 866-SU-FAMILIA (783-2645); 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Health Information Center, 800-336-4797; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays

Prescriptions (low cost)

Rehabilitation • National Rehabilitation Information Center, 800-3462742; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday (Eastern time) • National Brain Injury Information Center, 800-4446443; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday (Eastern time) • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 800-638-8255; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time)

Smoking/ smokeless tobacco • National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse, 866-232-4528 • Smoking Quitline of the National Cancer Institute, 877-44U-QUIT (448-7848); 800-332-8615 (TTY); 9 a.m.4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Stroke • American Heart Association Stroke Connection, 888478-7653; 24 hours a day/7

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-TALK (273-8255); 800-799-4TTY (779-4889) (TTY); 888-6289454 (Spanish): The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service that routes calls from anywhere in the country to the nearest available certified crisis center where trained crisis counselors talk to callers and can link them to local services. • The Trevor Helpline, 866-4-U-TREVOR (4887386): The Trevor Helpline is a national toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay and questioning youth. It’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Teens with nowhere to turn can call and talk confidentially to trained counselors and find local resources.

Veterans • National Veterans Services Fund Inc., 800-5210198; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., MondayFriday (Eastern time) • Paralyzed Veterans of America, 800-424-8200; 800-795-4327 (TTY); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Eastern time) • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 800-827-1000 • Veterans Special Issue Helpline, Department of Veterans Affairs: 800-749-8387 (Agent Orange/Persian Gulf War), 8 a.m.-4 p.m., MondayFriday (Central time)


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Is therapy right for me? There are many reasons to say ‘yes’ BY MICHAEL AVANT, PHD

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues and general life transitions. Therapy is right

for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of his or her life by taking responsibility, creating greater selfawareness, and working towards change. “But do I really need therapy?” you may ask. “I can usually handle my problems.” Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy

provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face. A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can provide support, problemsolving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues, substance abuse, mood disorders, ADHD, and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspec-

tive on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Medications, along with continued therapy might be helpful, as well. A medication referral can also be scheduled for you. If you think psychotherapy might be helpful to you, call Serenity Counseling Center to schedule an appointment. In an atmosphere of compassion, professionalism, and genuine concern, let us assist you in reaching your goals. The best investment any one can make in life is their spiritual, mental health, physical health, and the health of the family. Serenity Counseling Center is located in Suite 209, Federal Building, 146 Main St., Oxford. E-mail serenitycounseling@ or call (919) 603-1655. On the web at

Serenity Counseling Center Suite 209 Federal Building, 146 Main Street • Oxford, NC 27565 919.603.1655 (Phone) 919.603.5559 (Fax) Email: Website:

Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for Individuals: Children, Adolescents, and Adults • Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Substance Abuse Medication Management and Referral, Physicians who prescribe psychotropic medications. Couples Counseling • Family Counseling • Parenting Support • Grief Counseling • Work and Career issues Stress Management • Addiction & Recovery • Conflict Resolution • Anger Management • EAP Services DWI Assessments, Treatment/Classes/DMV Assessments drug screening Referral Services to Other Specialists, Psychologists, Physicians and Psychiatrists Skype Professional Services to be added soon. We Accept: • Visa & MasterCard, Check, Cash • Insurance: Medicaid, Cigna, BCBSNC, State Health Plan, Guardian, Humana, Acordia, Healthchoice, First Health, PBA, Well Path, Magellan, Behavioral Health, Four County Health and Horizon (per special approved)

Call today to begin your new journey! D. Michael Avant, PhD, BCPC, FAPA, MHC, LCAS, IDAC, CCS

We can help you put your life and your family back together.

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Skills Management Group has goal Omni Visions believes of helping every child succeed everyone deserves a family Skills Management Group provides prevention strategies and training for communities, schools and institutions. The organization maintains a group of certified consultants in the areas of prevention planning, program development, training and evaluation. Areas of expertise include prevention programming, community development, leadership development and life skills practices. Specifically in the five-county area of Vance, Warren, Granville, Franklin and Halifax, Skills Management Group provides prevention strategies for school-age children who are having difficulties with social and

academic aspects of school. SMG’s goal is to make sure that every child who is enrolled in its programs will adjust socially and gain sufficient skills to pass the end-ofgrade (EOG) tests and be promoted to the next grade. Services are offered through schools and non-profit community organizations. SMG has been working with school-age children over the past 15 years and hasgained the reputation of being an outstanding company in developing and delivering prevention programming for that age group. For more information, call Bill Riddick at (919) 833-8247 or email

Omni Visions Inc. was founded in 1991. Serving and providing services for both children and adults statewide in North Carolina, our experienced staff believes that everyone deserves a family. Omni Visions continues to focus on family, providing each individual and each family a community support system to facilitate and inspire growth and development. None of this could be accomplished without our committed staff and a network of families who have opened their homes to those most in need. Services provided include CAP-

IDD services, supported living-residential services, adult AFL services, therapeutic foster care, foster care, adoption services, supported employment, long-term vocational support, home support, home and community support, community respite, periodic services, personal care and individual caregiver training and education, IPRS services (developmental therapy/supervised living/personal assistance}. Omni Visions has been COA accredited since February 2008. For more information, call 1-800851-8905 or visit our website at

SKILL MANAGEMENT GROUP 2204 Evers Drive • Raleigh, NC 27610



Areas of Expertise: Prevention Programming Initiated Prevention Services Selected Prevention Services Universal Prevention Services

Community Facilitation Leadership Development Life Skills Practices Program Evaluation

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Bill Riddick, Director Phone: (919) 833-8247 Fax: (919) 829-0989 Email:

Omni Visions, Inc. was founded in 1991. Serving and providing services for both Children and Adults statewide in North Carolina, our experienced staff believes that Everyone Deserves a Family. Omni Visions continues to focus on family, providing each individual and each family a community support system to facilitate and inspire growth and development. None of this could be accomplished without our committed staff and a network of families who have opened their homes to those most in need. Services provided include CAP-IDD Services, Supported LivingResidential Services, Adult AFL Services, TFC-Therapeutic Foster Care, Foster Care, Adoption Services, Supported Employment, Long-Term Vocational Supports, Home Supports, Home & Community Supports, Community Respite, Periodic Services, Personal Care & Individual Caregiver Training & Education, IPRS Services: {Developmental Therapy/Supervised Living/Personal Assistance}. Omni Visions has been COA Accredited since February 2008. For more information call: 1-800-851-8905 Or visit our website: WWW.OMNIVISIONS.COM

HERE’S OUR CARD DAY BY DAY TREATMENT CENTER of Johnston County 1101 River Road, Selma, NC 27576 Phone: 919-965-6550 • Fax: 919-965-4443

Freedom.... to live again! We will treat each client on a person centered basis, with respect and dignity, regardless of nationality, race, creed, or socioeconomic status. We aim to provide the most cost effective treatment while offering the highest quality care. m

Building Brighter Futures for Children Gary Daeke Development Coordinator

Franklin - Granville - Vance Partnership for Children Inc.


Ensuring that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. 215 Horner Street Henderson, NC 27536

Phone: 252-433-9110 Fax: 252-433-9230

Warren County Free CliniC 546 W. Ridgeway Street Warrenton, NC 25789


Fax: 252-257-1142 email: Website:

208 North Garnett Street Suite 1 • Henderson, NC 27536 fax or message: 252.430.3778

Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center New Beginnings Under the Rainbow 108 East First Street PO Box 127 Weldon, NC 27890

Phone: 252-536-2070 Fax: 252-536-5119

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Project RIDE: a community initiative One of the most important factors that determine the health of the region’s residents is the safety of our communities. Project RIDE was created in 2010 as a coalition of concerned citizens, agency representatives and law enforcement officials in Franklin and Vance counties who were working with the Five County Mental Health Authority and the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments to increase safety and improve health by reducing the incidence of drunk driving and underage drinking. Drinking and driving affects all of us. It puts everyone in or near motor vehicles at risk. It is a serious problem nationally, in our state and local communities. It is estimated that three out of every 10 Americans will be

involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point in their lives (NHTSA, 2001). In North Carolina 30 percent of all fatal crashes are alcohol related. One person is killed or injured in alcohol-related crashes every 54 minutes (NCDOT, 2008). Franklin and Vance counties were among a group of 19 counties in the state identified as having a disproportionate rate of alcoholrelated motor vehicle crashes and fatalities. Eighteen of the identified counties had projects funded by the N.C. Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services through a grant from the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Karenmarie Bryant served as project coordinator and

Francine Tunstall served as Hispanic outreach coordinator. All of the projects had common goals: • To inform and mobilize the community on issues related to alcohol abuse and drunk driving. • To develop a collaboration of community partners to address those issues. • To aid in the reduction and prevention of drunk driving in our communities. • To aid in the reduction and prevention of underage drinking with a resulting improvement in the lives of our youth. • To build substance abuse prevention capacity in the community. Drunk driving and underage drinking are preventable by promoting alcohol awareness and encouraging healthy

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was disseminated to many different groups and organizations throughout the year. Since the inception of Project RIDE, alcohol-related traffic crashes have diminished across the state but by no means is drinking and driving an act that is abolished. The use and abuse of alcohol is taken too lightly, except for the unfortunate loved ones who have had someone seriously injured or die due to the recklessness of another. As of June 30, 2011, Project RIDE has exhausted its funding through the NC SPG SIG Project, but for those of you who we have engaged in the community, please continue our mission to educate those who believe that a tragedy will not happen to them. Always send the message: never drink and drive!

Social Services Resource List

• Main Office: 350 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536, (252) 492-5001, (fax) (252) 438-5997; Kay Fields, agency director, (252) 738-3770; kay.fields@vance.

• Work First/Child Care/Emergency Assistance: Cassandra Hart, Work First/reception/crisis/ intake manager, (252) 7383780; cassandra.hart@vance.


• Interpreting Services: Linda Morris, interim Family & Children’s Medicaid manager, (252) 738-3761;

• Child Support: Desree Twisdale, child support manager, (252) 738-3799; desree.

• Adult Medicaid: Madge Turner, adult Medicaid manager, (252) 738-3785;

• Food & Nutrition Services: Joan Harlow, Food & Nutrition Services manager,

• Adult Services and Services for the Blind: Linnoya Williams-Royster, adult services manager, (252) 738-3790; linnoya.

rather than risky behaviors. Prevention can “save lives, reduce disability, improve quality of life, and decrease health-care costs.” (NCIOM, 2009). The prevention efforts of Project RIDE include: • Community advisory panels were established in both Franklin and Vance counties and meet on a monthly basis to plan and implement prevention strategies. • Development of an outreach program was initiated with input from the Hispanic community. • Youth leadership opportunities were provided to selected students from Franklin and Vance counties. • Information regarding substance abuse prevention and making healthy choices • Family & Children Medicaid: Linda Morris, interim Family & Children’s Medicaid manager, (252) (738-3761); linda.morris@

(252) 738-3795; • Senior Center: 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson, N.C. 27536, (252) 430-0257, (fax) (252) 433-9694; Juan Jefferson, manager, (252) 430-0257; juan.jefferson@

CHILDREN’S SERVICES • Children’s Services

Office: 305 Young St., Suite B, Henderson, N.C. 27536, (252) 436-0407, (fax) (252) 436-0412 • Foster Care/adoptions/licensing: Rene Betancourt, Foster Care & Adoptions manager, (252) 436-0407; rene.betancourt@ • Child Protective Services: Meredith Houchins, CPS manager, (252) 4360407; meredith.houchins@


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Vance County Learning Center Innovative Therapy and Vance County Learning Center provides instruction, support and activities to accelerate development of reading, math and behavioral skills necessary for success. This program targets area students in grades one through 12 who experience repeat short-term school suspensions, failing grades, or a long-term school suspension or expulsion. Our Day School component offers an academic setting for learners who are at-risk of failing or dropping out of school. Our program runs concurrent with the local LEA calendar. Our academic setting offers 180 days of classroom instruction following the N.C. Standard Course of Study. Each participant is given an academic and mental health assessment upon entry into our program. A Personal Education Plan is written based on indicated academic weaknesses. Individual, group or family therapy sessions are set up as prescribed by mental health assessment findings. Homework is given seven days a week and counts for 20 percent of the overall grade. Classwork counts for an additional

20 percent of the grade and weekly tests count for 40 percent of the grade. The remaining 20 percent is earned for the first three semesters based on behavior. The fourth semester report card reflects the grade received on the standardized test. Mentors, lecturers and teachers are community based. A successful selection of volunteer business owners, community leaders, parents and mental health professionals make up our treatment team. Together we help each participant find success in school and make life and career choices that will carry them into adulthood.

Young Lions Summer Enrichment Studies indicate that the achievement gap widens over the summer vacation. Many students don’t have books and role models at home who read. Our Young Lions Summer Enrichment experience gives at-risk youth the opportunity to learn year round. In addition to lessons in math, English, Spanish, social studies and sciences, participants eat balanced meals and

snacks provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After their lessons are completed, we take them on field trips and expose them to art, dance, music, ice skating, horseback rides and hot air balloons. They write an essay every day describing their many adventures. This program exercises the spirit.

Youth Country Club We also provide a structured after-school environment for at-risk learners. This component includes a homework clinic, reading room, computer lab, a balanced meal and supervised recreational activities (movies, video games, board games, dancing, music room and Wii). Community professionals are invited to stop by with messages and information on subjects of interest to youth (health issues, under-aged drinking, drugs, career opportunities, anti-gang messages, etc.). Vance County Learning Center is located at 317 S. Garnett St., Henderson. Contact the center at (252) 4386900 or visit us on the web at

Consulting offers help during life’s transitions

Innovative Therapy and Consulting offers a variety of services to meet every need during life’s transitions. When certain events happen in a persons’ life – death of a loved one, aging, accidents, divorce, significant body changes and other life changing events — Innovative Therapy and Consulting will help you achieve the most complete recovery

possible. ITC offers a special healing environment with caring therapists who are also available to provide in-home services. If your medical doctor suggests therapy, or if you need a professional to walk you through a return to a healthy mental and emotional balance, then ITC is the place to begin your therapy and consultation. Imagine a new you with ITC!

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The Arc serves developmentally disabled The Arc of North Carolina is the premier organization in the United States that exists solely to advocate for those with developmental disabilities at the local, state and national level. The Arc works in cooperation with organizations such as UCP and Easter Seals to promote issues and raise awareness in situations that may negatively affect people with disabilities. The Arc of North

The Arc works in cooperation with organizations such as UCP and Easter Seals to promote issues and raise awareness in situations that may negatively affect people with disabilities. Carolina has an office in Henderson which provides case management for individuals in Vance, Warren, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Martin, Edgecombe and Nash counties. It also provides office space for the Arc of Vance County. The Arc of Vance County is strictly an

advocacy group. Some of the chapter projects include social activities for the different age groups such as picnics, dances, Easter egg hunts and fall festivals. The Arc also provides Christmas for the Vance and Warren County residents at Murdoch and O’Berry centers, residential

centers for individuals with more severe disabilities. Every student in public schools that has been identified as developmentally delayed must have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The Arc will send an advocate to attend the meeting with any parents who feel they

would like someone with them to be sure their child is getting the services he or she need. The Arc is also the housing agency for First in Families (FIF) of Five County, a program that assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families/caregiv-

ers. Toni Peace is the coordinator for the Five County First in Families chapter and she works with local businesses and agencies to leverage needed items or services that cannot be funded through traditional local, state or federal funding. There is always a need for volunteers and contributions. Anyone willing to volunteer or contribute should contact Nancy Ormond or Toni Peace at the Arc office at (252) 438-7627.

of Vance County Henderson Office:

946 X West Andrews Avenue * Henderson, NC 27536 252-438-7627 Office * 252-438-7689 Fax

Evern Batchelor, Regional Director Cell: 252-382-0108 Nina Kalleh, Regional Coach Cell: 252-432-7159

Services Provided in Five County area: • Targeted Case Management • Guardianship

Henderson Office: 946-X West Andrews Avenue Henderson, NC 27536 * 252-438-7627

Nancy Ormond Cell # 252-213-1343 Serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Our goal is to insure these with challenges are included in the life of the community to the fullest extent possible.


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Vance County Parenting Task Force: Working together for families

The Vance County Parenting Task Force is a partnership of 20 individuals representing 15 agencies, churches and communities who have come together for the purpose of strengthening families by disseminating best parenting practice information to those who care for children. The group’s objectives include providing education to parents and professional support to those who work with families. Agencies represented on the task force include the

Granville-Vance District Health Department; Vance County Schools; Five County Mental Health Authority; Vance County Department of Social Services; Henderson Police Department; Family Resource Center; Franklin, Granville, Vance Smart Start Inc.; Head Start; Vance County Cooperative Extension; adolescent parenting projects; and private mental health providers. Five parenting education curricula are offered by task force agencies.

“The Incredible Years Basic Parenting Training” for parents of children 3-5 years old is sponsored by Vance County Cooperative Extension (252-4388188) and funded by Franklin, Granville, Vance Smart Start Inc. This evidence-based program also offers a lending library of books, DVDs, publications, and games for parent and agency use. “Parenting Matters,” a N.C. Cooperative Extension parenting education curriculum, is facilitated by the Five County Men-

tal Health Authority’s prevention specialist (Anne Williams, 252-430-3077). This eight-week program targets parents who are referred or mandated for parenting education. The Nurturing Parenting Program is implemented by the Adolescent Parenting Program, sponsored by the Eckerd Community Care Program (Suzanne Roudebush, 919-7255245). The Family Resource Center of Franklin, Vance, Warren Opportunity Inc. offers the

interactive computerbased “Parenting Wisely” Program (252-431-1400). Smart Start also funds “Parents as Teachers,” a home visitation program for parents of children birth through 5 years old (Judy Davison, 919-6908074) and an adolescent parenting project (Annie Perry, 252-430-9110). Task force members contribute to a “Parenting Tip of the Week,” a 75-word message that is published weekly in The Daily Dispatch. Members also provide parenting

displays, manned and unmanned, at appropriate community events. The task force is presently searching for additional volunteers in the community who will assist in facilitating parenting classes. Any interested volunteers may contact Anne Williams at Five County Mental Health Authority, aewilliams@ or Mary Helen Jones at Vance County Cooperative Extension, 252-4388188, mary_jones@ncsu. edu.

Treatment can significantly improve the lives of depression sufferers Major depression is a primary psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of either a depressed mood or lack of interest to do usual activities occurring on a daily basis for at least two weeks. This type cause symptoms that may: • Begin suddenly, possibly triggered by a loss, crisis or change. • Interfere with normal functioning. • Continue for months or years if not treated. Just like other disorders, this illness has associated features such as impairment in energy, appetite, sleep, concentration, and

desire to have sex. In addition, patients afflicted with this disorder also suffer from feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. Tearfulness or crying episodes and irritability are not uncommon. If left untreated, patients get worse. They become socially withdrawn and can’t go to work. Moreover, about 15 percent of depressed patients become suicidal and occasionally, homicidal. Other patients develop psychosis-hearing voices (hallucinations) or having false beliefs (delusions) that people are out to get them. Treatment usually in-

cludes medication, psychotherapy, light therapy — and for severe depression, electroconvulsive therapy. Finding the right treatment starts with finding the right mental health professional. Psychotherapy or talk therapy is an important part of treatment for many people. It can work alone in cases of mild to moderate depression. A good therapist can help a person modify behavioral or emotional patterns that contribute to illness. People with chronic depression usually benefit from a combination of medication and talk therapy. Many people with

depression have significantly improved their lives because they’ve adhered to a treatment plan that includes medication. Through medication does not guarantee that all problems will be solved, the right one can improve a persons ability to cope with life’s problems and restore a sense of judgment.

Six simple steps to help fight depression • Get help! Don’t be ashamed to see a therapist or take medication

is needed. And don’t give up until you find something that helps. • Identify your feelings and moods. Depression is a self-destructive effort to avoid feeling. Accept that emotions are natural and helpful. Learn that mood changes don’t come “out of the blue” — they are always started by an event, a memory, a dream. Use a Mood Journal to identify what starts your mood changes. • Challenge depressed thinking. People with depression remember and blame themselves for bad

events, while they forget about and give others credit for good events. Their low expectations mean they often don’t prepare adequately and give up too easily. Worst, they think they are essentially different — damaged somehow — from other people. These are all learned habits of thought that can be unlearned. Pay attention to your assumptions and beliefs. • Let others know. Depressives fear intimacy more than most people. We put on masks Please see DEPRESSED, page 55

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Healthy living includes managing stress well Many people don’t think about stress management unless they’re already on the verge of burnout. With our busy lives, it doesn’t always seem important to take on the practice of stress management before a worn-out body or an overly taxed psyche force the issue. However, developing healthy stress-relieving habits really does pay off in the long run. Not only does a regular stress management practice stave off the negative effects of stress, but it can also bring positive outcomes like increased productivity, better health and more happiness in general. The following are some reasons why: • Better health: Excessive stress really can lead to poor health outcomes, from relatively minor things like headaches and digestion problems in the short run, to major conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke after years of unmanaged stress. • Your looks: Many stress relievers can also make you healthier and even more attractive. For example, taking care of your body by getting enough sleep can make you more pro-


for the world, because we believe our true selves to be shameful, unworthy. But this belief is wrong. When we’re with someone we can trust, sharing our thoughts and feelings

ductive and healthier, and can help you better manage stress. Also, eating right can keep your blood sugar levels even, keeping your emotions in check and making you more resilient to stress, as well as helping you stay in your “skinny jeans” or favorite T-shirts from college. Getting regular exercise can help you blow off steam when you’re frustrated and keep your body fit and toned. • Increased productivity: Simply put, when you’re not stressed, you can be more productive because you’re more focused. Therefore, it really pays to keep stress to a minimum. Certain stress relief habits naturally make you more productive. Being organized can also help you save time and money in the long run, reducing stress and helping you to be more productive in virtually every area of your life. Even limiting caffeine can help — improving your sleep and helping you feel less stressed at the end of the day. Finally, having the right attitude is actually a habit that can be learned. Being an optimist can benefit you in many areas of your life, helping you let failures roll off your back

— even if they seem unimportant — is good for us. • Take care of your self. Learn to pay attention to messages from your body. Depressives abuse themselves by not eating right, not exercising, then expecting to work 12 hours straight. They will

Developing healthy stressrelieving habits really does pay off in the long run. Not only does a regular stress management practice stave off the negative effects of stress, but it can also bring positive outcomes like increased productivity, better health and more happiness in general. and actually enabling you to achieve more! • Your happiness: Some stress relief practices just bring more joy. If you want to enjoy life more, you’ll want to adopt some of these stress relievers, and the fun will come more easily. Caring for others, dancing while you clean, enjoying your hobbies, having more laughter in your life, maintaining a supportive group of friends are all fun activities that double as great stress

deny a minor ache or pain until they have an ulcer or a chronic back condition. Take time for moderate exercise, eat healthy but delicious meals, and allow yourself some pleasure in life. • Practice detachment. We spend far too much time and effort trying to control

relievers for various reasons. • Your stress levels, of course! The desire to avoid walking around feeling stressedout is, in itself, a good reason to bone up on stress management. Certain general techniques that primarily just relieve stress (rather than serving some secondary function) are more than worth adopting because, when you’re less stressed, you enjoy life more. Some of the best stress management techniques available include meditation,

things that aren’t worth the struggle. Many things that worry us are really unimportant; we’ve just gotten over involved and lost our bearings. We may find that we’re trying to change things that we realistically cannot change. Instead of battering your head against a brick wall,

yoga, progressive muscle relaxation and good old breathing exercises. Putting in the effort to learn effective strategies for stress relief and low-stress living will pay off in the long run. It’s important to take the time you need to relax, even if (especially if!) your schedule doesn’t easily allow for it. That’s why I challenge you to take time today to plan and schedule time to de-stress your life — and to add some relaxation techniques into every day.

learn to walk away. As with other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease or asthma, people with depression should see themselves as managers of their illness. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, it is important to seek further medical assistance from your

physician or contact the Five County Mental Health Authority Call Center at 1-877-6193761. The Outreach Division of Five County Mental Health is available to present health topics to your organization or agency. Contact Gina DeMent at (252) 430-3031 for further information.


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Get the Point? If you choose to drink, please do so responsibly. If you do not know how to drink responsibly, please choose not to drink at all and NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!

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