Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MHA/NC News Release

MHA/NC News Release

Contact: Kelly Capps, (919) 866-3274,

North Carolina Candidates for Governor Address Topics in
Mental Health, Developmental Disability, and Substance Abuse

January 15, 2008 (Raleigh, NC) – Three candidates for North Carolina Governor, Richard Moore, Bob Orr, and Bill Graham, recently took advantage of an invitation from The Mental Health Association in North Carolina (MHA/NC) to sit down and meet with the organization, along with several partner organizations, to discuss the future of the mental health system in our State. So far, these three candidates have been open to discussion, asking good questions, and listening to the concerns of the mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse community. Each has pledged strong support, more involved leadership under their Administration, and to be open to further conversation if elected.

MHA/NC hopes to see these three candidates again, along with others, at The Coalition Candidate Forum to take place Monday, February 25th, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC. All major party candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor are being invited to participate in this forum and will be given an individual time slot to address various issues relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. The forum is open to the general public.

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