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It can be easy to sweep difficult topics under the rug. But the family and friends of Chuck Reiney, who died by suicide in February 2023, chose instead to shed light on the importance of mental health and destigmatize mental illness by founding a nonprofit in his honor. Reiney was a lifelong tennis player, competing […]

Happiness in young people in the United States is falling, according to the 2024 World Happiness Report. The United States ranks 10th in happiness out of 143 countries for people 60 and older. It ranks 62nd in happiness out of 143 countries for people 30 and younger. When comparing the numbers taken from 2006-10 to those […]

The following is a list of local mental health services for children who are in crisis or who need more than once- or twice-a-week therapy appointments for mental health conditions.  Support groups for parents are also listed. This list does not include programs that specialize in substance abuse or eating disorders. Note: This is not […]

Some experts call the state of children and teen’s mental health the next wave of the pandemic. One in six children have experienced a mental health disorder, and suicide is the third-leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24 in the United States. Channel 9 is committed to breaking down the stigma surrounding […]

People experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis now have expanded access to care in Guilford County with the launch of additional longer-term services at the Guilford County Behavioral Health Center (GCBHC). The center has been providing mental and behavioral health care for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since […]

Mental health issues don’t get better on their own, in fact ignoring them could lead to a person harming themselves or others. Through a first of its kind behavioral health crisis center, Guilford County hopes to bridge the gap in mental health care. The 60,000 square foot Greensboro facility keeps folks with mental challenges out […]

There are cases of hellish abuse – and then there was Jed. Born to severely mentally ill parents, he was found in rural Robeson County, N.C., at age 3, emaciated and chained to a bed, eating from a dog bowl on the floor. Child protective services tried to place him in foster homes – some […]

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