Governor McCrory Appoints NASW-NC Member to Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use
Governor Pat McCrory announced the membership of The Governor's Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use.
NASW-NC member and NAMI NC Executive Director Jack Register is among those appointed.
The task force comprises experts from the justice system and related private sector professionals, the healthcare provider community, county leadership, non-governmental entities and private sector employers. The task force brings together the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government and key stakeholders to make recommendations that will improve the lives of citizens with mental illness and substance use disorders.
The purpose of the task force is to reduce stigma and encourage people to seek help before their situation becomes a crisis – and they end up in an emergency department or jail. Appropriate treatment and early intervention can result in significant benefits for individuals, families, communities and taxpayers.