The Wonderful World of Integrative, Patient-Centered Care

Originally published in The Triangle Physician in February 2017. By Ivonne Draughon, D.N.P., N.P.-C. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if health care professionals could provide patients with choices about how they live their lives while also protecting them from chronic diseases? … Continue reading

Conquering Your Gym Phobia

Originally published in Health & Healing in the Triangle, Vol. 19, No. 5, Health & Healing, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC, publishers. Reprinted with permission. By Katie Rickel, PhD “Me?!” My therapy client rolled her eyes and sighed. “Oh, I can’t … Continue reading

Food & Mental Health

Remember that old saying, “You are what you eat?” Well, it’s true. Recent studies are discovering more and more evidence that shows that we are literally what we eat, and this is especially true for mental health. The Link Between … Continue reading

Carrie Fisher’s Fight to End Mental Illness Stigma

Carrie Fisher’s Fight to End Mental Illness Stigma Hollywood lost an excellent actress and writer this past December when Carrie Fisher, age 60, passed away after a heart attack. Most people are familiar with Fisher’s iconic performances as Princess Leia … Continue reading

CPMH’s Opinion on the 21st Century Cures Act

A Message on the 21st Century Cures Act from James A. Smith, III, MD, Medical Director of Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, PLLC The 21st Century Cures Act was recently signed by President Obama, to both praise and scrutiny. Most … Continue reading

January Focus: Mental Health for the New Year

It’s a new year, and a new chance to intentionally care for your mental health! First thing’s first. Remember that with the beginning of the new year, it is normal to feel tired from the holidays. The holiday season is … Continue reading

December Focus: Holidays & Mental Health

For many people, the holiday season can be a difficult time to maintain and care for their mental health. There’s often financial, family and travel stress, not to mention the stress that can result from disruptions in routine. People are … Continue reading

October Focus: ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a huge issue in the US. Over ten percent of children aged 5-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. And approximately five percent of adults also have it, though fewer adults are diagnosed and treated for … Continue reading

August Focus: Substance Abuse Awareness

Substance Abuse and Addiction are long-standing problems for both the United States, and the state of North Carolina. North Carolina has the 30th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. Though North Carolina is doing much to counteract … Continue reading

July’s Focus: Purposeful Parenting Month

Compassionate and comprehensive mental health care is an important part of any and every child’s overall health and well-being. Issues in a child’s mental health can dramatically affect every aspect of the child’s life, including performance in school, friendships and … Continue reading