NCMHCO Mission Statement and Objectives
Mission Statement: The mission of the North Carolina Mental Health Consumers' Organization is to promote mutual help, advocacy, insight, support, socialization, and empowerment for people living with mental illness.
Objective 1: To strengthen and expand support groups for mental health consumers.
Objective 2: To prepare mental health consumers to work toward personal goals and recovery using the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
Objective 3: To prepare mental health consumers to use skills that will increase empowerment and ability to participate in policy decisions.
Objective 4: To provide information on current and emerging mental health issues and practices to mental health consumers.
What's going on at NCMHCO?
Membership Renewal Information
Hey all! I hope everyone is doing well. This next newsletter is about to go out so make sure that your membership to NCMHCO is current or we won't be able to send you one! Don't forget that membership not only gives you access to our quarterly newsletter and events throughout the year, but also the ability to attend free WRAP trainings, and membership in TEAMS groups. Best of all, your money goes to supporting the recovery movement in North Carolina and maintaining our essential warmline number where consumers can call in and ask for help finding resources or get some one-on-one peer support.
If you want to know if your membership is current, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-326-3842 and we'll let you know. If you aren't a member or your membership is expired, membership is $5 a year, or you can get a lifetime membership for $40. If you want to renew your membership or become a member, mail a check, money order, or cash to:
P.O. Box 27042
Raleigh NC 27611
Click here to download the membership form.
We hope you'll come on board with us and support the recovery movement right here in North Carolina!
NCMHCO's Spring Raffle is here! Bring in the big bucks this spring while supporting your favorite mental health consumers' organization by purchasing a raffle ticket!
1st Prize: $200
2nd Prize: $50
3rd Prize: Spring-themed gift basket
Tickets are $2 each, or 3 tickets for $5
Don't hesitate! Purchase your ticket today! You can mail your order in to:
Raleigh NC 27611
Results will be available for viewing on this
website on April 2, 2015!
NCMHCO is participating in NAMI Walks this year! It's going to take place on May 2, 2015. Here's the website for the event where you can register: http://namiwalks.org/
Click on "find a walk", then find North Carolina, click on the link under North Carolina and then click "register"
Our very own Stephanie Ingram Sanders and Kirsten Eid have agreed to be our team co-captains! We're looking for members of NCMHCO to sign up for the walk - it's a LOT of fun - tons of activities, free food, and great community! To sign up, go to the link above. You can also make a voluntary donation there if you'd like.
Calling all board members!:
NCMHCO is currently looking for new board members! Do you have a passion for NCMHCO and issues of surrounding mental health in North Carolina? Then you can help!
Board members meet every other month in Raleigh (expenses are reimbursed for these meetings) and discuss very important topics regarding both the organization and the state. Board members are expected to participate in activities such as fundraising, facilitating TEAMS groups, attending special events, and working well as a team with other board members!
Criteria: All board members must...
- Be hard working
- Have personal life experience with mental illness
- Have reliable transportation (travel costs are reimbursed)
- Have a working email, address, and telephone number
- Have a great attitude and a recovery-oriented mindset
If you're interested in becoming a board member, please contact Board President Ms. Audrey Stokes @ 919-832-2285.
We hope to hear from you soon!
2015 Conference Update:
The North Carolina Mental Health Consumers’ Organization will not be hosting a conference this year because we are expanding our WRAP efforts throughout the state. This year, we’re using the money that would have gone towards the conference to train Copeland-trained facilitators for WRAP!
If you’d like to be trained to become a WRAP facilitator, please download the following document, answer the questions, and then email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com You can also mail in your answers to:
P.O. Box 27042
Raleigh, NC 27611.
Click to download application:
WRAP Facilitator Application
NCMHCO News Updates
Hey all! Here are some NCMHCO news updates:
3/14/15: NCMHCO hosts a board meeting and welcomes in two new board members!
3/5/15: Program Coordinator Kirsten attends the NAMI Walks luncheon and prepares for a great Walks on May 2, 2015!
3/2/15 - 3/6/15: NCMHCO hosts its first official "Train the Trainer" WRAP training in Raleigh!
2/10/15: Staff and board members from NCMHCO attend a Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) conference to learn about the criminal justice system intersecting with mental illness, and what cops are doing to protect consumers throughout the state!
1/17/15: Kirsten, NCMHCO Program Coordinator, attends a Youth Mental Health First Aid training
1/16/15 - 1/17/15: The NCMHCO board meetings will be held Friday, January 16, from 4 - 7 pm, and Saturday, January 17, from 9:30 am - 1 pm.
1/3/15 - 1/10/15: Cheryl Judd, Interim Executive Director, attends a "train the trainers" WRAP training by the Copeland Center!
1/1/14: NCMHCO employees celebrate the start of a New Year with a day of relaxation
12/24/14 - 12/26/14: NCMHCO employees take a short break for the holiday season!
12/23/14: NCMHCO sends out 250 personalized holiday cards to people in nursing homes and homeless shelters to spread some holiday cheer
12/22/14: NCMHCO sends out its Winter 2014 newsletter to all of its active members
12/15/14 - 12/19/14: Dunn, NC receives a NCMHCO WRAP training with Corey and Kirsten!
12/8/14: Suzanne Thompson holds an NCMHCO board meeting to discuss general operations
12/8/14 - 12/10/14: Interim Executive Director Cheryl Judd, Board President Audrey Stokes, and Board Member Marie Dodson visit Charlotte, Matthews, and Gastonia to check in and work with NCMHCO's TEAMS groups
12/8/14: Board President Audrey Stokes conducts a TEAMS training in Dunn, NC
12/8/14: NCMHCO launches its first-ever Indiegogo fundraising campaign! To donate today, click here.
12/5/14 - 12/7/14: Interim Executive Director Cheryl Judd and Board Member Marie Dodson attend the Pinehurst Mental Health Conference to gain valuable skills and insights
12/5/14: NCMGHCO holds its Holiday Raffle Drawing: View results at www.ncmhco.org
12/5/14: NCMHCO hosts its first annual Fish Fry Friday Fundraiser!