North Carolina has a population of approximately 9.9 million people, making it the 10th most populated state in the nation. Close to 3.9% of adults in North Carolina (according to SAMHSA) live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
Public mental health and substance use services in North Carolina are administered and provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services–Mental Health, Development Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.
Only 48.2% of adults with mental illness in North Carolina receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA). The remaining 51.8% receive no mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, North Carolina is ranked 33 out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. for providing access to mental health services.
Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to people with low income, including those who are unable to work because of a mental health disability. Residents of North Carolina can apply for Medicaid through the North Carolina Health Marketplace.
RtoR Family-Endorsed Providers in North Carolina
Our Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers features multiple mental health resources in the state of North Carolina. All of the North Carolina providers listed below have been recommended by a family member of a person who has used their services and have been carefully vetted by our Advisory Group.
All Family-Endorsed Providers have three defining characteristics. They are recovery-oriented, embracing the principle that recovery is a real possibility for all people with mental health conditions. They are family-friendly, including family members in the treatment process. They use evidence-based best practices that are backed by scientific research.
rtor.org is a national website that offers families guidance, support and best practice resources for recovery-oriented mental health care. For free personalized help finding mental health resources in North Carolina contact a Resource Specialist now.
Other North Carolina Resources
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services–Mental Health, Development Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
North Carolina Medicaid
North Carolina 211 – 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including North Carolina, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness–North Carolina– The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–North Carolina is one.