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NC Advisory Group Meets to Develop Medicaid Reform Plan

From News 14 Carolina

Absolutely most important to me are that the people of North Carolina get the services and supports the way they need them in a timely fashion so that they can become healthier," said Peggy Terhune, Monarch CEO. DHHS wants to create a system that addresses patients mental and physical ...


Clinical Directors Offer Suggestions on Dealing with Holiday Stress

From Stanly News & Press

While experts say stress and grief are normal reactions, learning to cope can help people manage their feelings and help them to enjoy the holidays. Monarch’s Senior Clinical Director Ben Millsap, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, and Jim Southern, MA, M.Ed. LPC, LPCS, a clinical director at Monarch, have provided the following general tips and suggestions to help reduce stress during this festive season. 


North Carolina Pols Urge Governor to Expand Medicaid

From U.S. News & World Report

One of the people McCrory appointed to his advisory panel is Dr. Peggy Terhune, executive director of Monarch, a statewide nonprofit organization that supports people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. Terhune is also a therapeutic foster parent to two children.


Agency aims to teach others about signs of mental illness

Stanly News and Press

If a man collapses in the grocery store with a heart attack, there is generally somebody nearby who can administer first aid or perform CPR. But if somebody says they're suicidal who responds?

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McCrory announces NC Medicaid reform panel members

Updated: 5:42 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 | Posted: 5:42 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. — A panel charged with giving advice to Gov. Pat McCrory for his expected overhaul proposal for North Carolina's Medicaid system includes a retired hospital executive who worked earlier this year in the governor's administration.

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Training offered to deal with mental health issues

Salisbury Post

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:58 a.m.

Monarch is partnering with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA to bring a community service to the region. Just as CPR training helps a person with no medical or clinical training help someone who is suffering a heart attack, MHFA training can equip a person to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis, such as contemplating suicide or inflicting harm on others.

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Helping Us Succeed

The Pilot

Friday, November 1, 2013 3:42 pm

To the many area employers who supported our Disability Mentoring Day Career Fair, thank you. We look forward to working more with you more in the future.

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SCCF awards nearly $30K in grants

Stanly News and Press Online
By Shannon Beamon, Staff Writer CNHI

Monday, September 30, 2013 — A total of $29,270 in  grants was recognized at the Stanly County Community Foundation’s (SCCF) grantee reception last Monday.

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Employees: Closed clinic owes us

Gaston Gazette

By Lauren Baheri
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 18:26 PM.

A mental and behavioral health clinic with offices in Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland counties is shutting down. Some employees say they haven’t seen a paycheck in weeks. But the agency in charge of funneling taxpayer dollars to the clinic says True Behavioral Healthcare has been filing claims and receiving payments.

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Monarch to provide services, manage homes for people with disabilities in Johnston County

The Stanly News and Press Online

Friday, August 23, 2013 — Monarch officials recently announced the agency is expanding its services and will soon manage and operate several existing group homes in Johnston County.

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Partners Behavioral Health Management taps Monarch for services in Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties

The Stanly News and Press Online

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — Partners Behavioral Health Management (BHM), the managed care organization overseeing Medicaid, state and local funded behavioral healthcare for eight counties in North Carolina, announced Oct. 4 that Albemarle-based Monarch would deliver behavioral health services previously contracted to True Behavioral Healthcare of Gastonia.

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