The North Carolina Mental Health Consumers' Organization is a private non-profit organization established in 1989 to offer advocacy and support to adults with mental illness.
NC MHCO is special because it is "peer-run" meaning all the board members and all staff has personal life experiences with mental illness. The board is comprised of sixteen members, four from each region of the state. Board members are elected by the membership.
NC MHCO members and staff serve on many committees on state and local levels representing the "consumer" perspective and advocate for positive change.
NC MHCO support groups are facilitated by persons with mental illness. Peer support is a valuable addition to professional services. People with mental illness provide hope and support to others coping with the same challenges. People learn from others not only about coping skills but also about fostering hope.
The NC MHCO office is located in Raleigh on the campus of Dorothea Dix Hospital, although we are not part of the hospital.
Don't forget about our Warmline. 1-800-326-3842 Monday-Friday 9-4pm There are times between 9-4pm when nobody is in the office, so please leave a message and we will call you back within 24hours.
You can also visit us on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/North-Carolina-Mental-Health-Consumers-Organization