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Celebrate the success of stronger communities through NC's public behavioral health system on #CareForNC Day

On Sept. 18, 2019, North Carolina's Partnership for Community Well-Being is celebrating the success of strengthening communities in our state through #CareForNC Day.

The #CareForNC campaign advocates for a stronger North Carolina through effective supports for people living with mental health challenges, substance abuse disorders and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). #CareForNC Day is an opportunity for everyone touched or impacted by the public behavioral health system to make their voices heard.

We appreciate stories like Blake's -- an intelligent and artistic young man who lives with autism. Due to early intervention and tailored services through the Sandhills Center network of providers, Blake is thriving with a bright future ahead. His art is gaining local and national attention, and has been sold to collectors and national retailers alike.

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Also, we are proud of stories like Jennifer's. Jennifer was once a patient at the Guilford County Residential Treatment Facility in High Point. More recently, she worked as a devoted team leader there, serving as an inspiration to clients because she was able to reach her goal of recovery through the support of Sandhills Center and Daymark Recovery Services. Jennifer had endured a difficult childhood surrounded by substance abuse, and she began using substances at a young age. After Daymark provided her with hope and the individualized support she needed, Jennifer is now a committed advocate for North Carolina's behavioral health system.

"I want to share my story so others can find hope, too," Jennifer said. "I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to my community and live each day to the fullest."

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Jennifer and Blake exemplify how well North Carolina's public behavioral health system works to create strong, united communities. Sandhills Center is proud to be a part of the foundation that ensures communities have access to high-quality behavioral health and I/DD care so that our members can reach their potential and fully contribute to their communities.

The Partnership for Community Well-Being includes leaders from the state's seven local management entities/managed care organizations (LME-MCOs) and two large provider groups that deliver high-quality behavioral health care to North Carolinians in all 100 counties.

The statewide #CareForNC campaign raises awareness of the importance of supporting individuals to reach their full potential to support a health and strong North Carolina. To do that, we need to ensure that our state continues to benefit from the behavioral health infrastructure built to support the foundation of vibrant and prosperous communities.

Learn more about the #CareForNC campaign at www.CareForNC.org, and join the conversation on #CareForNC Day Sept. 18, 2019, by visiting Facebook and Twitter.

Members of the Partnership for Community Well-Being include:

  • Sandhills Center
  • Alliance Health
  • Benchmarks
  • Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
  • Eastpointe
  • North Carolina Providers' Council
  • Partners Behavioral Health management
  • Trillium Health Resources
  • Vaya Health