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Monarch CEO, Psychiatrist featured on NBC Charlotte Today - May 12

On May 12, Monarch CEO Dr. Peggy Terhune and Monarch psychiatrist Dr. Sharyn Comeau were guests Charlottetodaylogoon NBC's “Charlotte Today” for Mental Health Month.  Click here to view the segment.

Because May is Mental Health Month, the pair shared insight about Monarch's mental health services and tips to help viewers achieve mental wellness.     

Peggy Terhune, Ph.D. is the CEO of Monarch and the Executive Director of The Arc of Stanly. She is an active member of several prominent state committees and has served as an appointee of Gov. Pat McCrory to the N.C. Developmental Disabilities Council and the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.

Sharyn M. Comeau, M.D. is a pediatric and adult psychiatrist. She has been with Monarch since January after serving as the director of behavioral health at WakeMed in Raleigh. She trained in child psychiatry at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and specializes in treating people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders and mental health challenges.

May is Mental Health Month started 65 years ago by Mental Health America, to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. For more information about Mental Health Month, visit Mental Health America’s web site at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

The following are additional important mental health resources. To learn more, visit:

• National Alliance on Mental Illness - www.NAMI.org
• National Institute of Mental Health - www.nimh.nih.gov • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) - www.samhsa.gov/ or www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/
• American Psychological Association (APA) - www.apa.org/
• Mental Health First Aid- www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Established in 1958, Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and is CABHA certified. Monarch, which operates The Arc of Stanly County, is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525.

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