Mental health and physical health are closely connected and critically important. More than 450,000 adults and young adults in N.C. have a serious mental illness, and rates of depression, anxiety and other disorders continue to rise, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitals across the state are innovating to bring high quality mental healthcare to more North Carolinians, even as many areas face shortages in behavioral health specialists, like psychiatrists and inpatient mental health beds for those in crisis.
Join NCHA and leaders from Novant Health, NC Chamber, North Carolina Psychiatric Association, Cone Health and UNC Health, along with Dr. Nisha Mehta, a Charlotte-based physician, speaker and writer, for a virtual town hall discussing mental health on October 7th at 1 pm.
This conversation among healthcare leaders and the public will provide an opportunity to share experiences and ask questions about the future of mental healthcare in North Carolina.