• John Locke Update

    Why are Mental Health Issues Among Young People Rising?

    posted July 17, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    The national conversation around mental health has been elevated in recent years. Especially relevant to this con­versation is the troubling trend of rising mental health issues among America’s youth. Not…
  • John Locke Update

    Senate Budget Highlights: Health Care

    posted June 5, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It is budget season in Raleigh! The North Carolina House of Representatives recently released their budget, and the Senate released their version of the budget last week. Now,…
  • Research Report

    City and County Issue Guide 2014

    posted February 4, 2014 by Research Staff
    Policymakers in the many local governments of North Carolina face a host of important challenges. This issue guide offers solutions to problems that confront North Carolinians at municipal and county levels. The common thread in these recommendations is freedom. By increasing individual freedom, local governments can foster the prosperity of all North Carolinians and keep open avenues to innovative solutions from enterprising citizens.
  • Research Report

    Mental Health Reform: Steps Toward Improvement

    posted October 14, 2008 by Joseph Coletti
    Mental health reform began in 2001, but has had disappointing results. This paper examines major areas of the mental health system – care management, criminal justice, provider networks, supplemental services, and payment. It offers some evolutionary steps toward improvement.
  • Press Release

    Early treatment could cut costs, improve safety

    posted February 25, 2008
    RALEIGH – North Carolina counties could boost public safety, cut costs, and improve health outcomes by steering the mentally ill away from jail and toward community-based care. That’s the major…
  • Press Release

    N.C. mental health reforms need reform

    posted July 17, 2007
    RALEIGH – Increased accountability and a larger private sector role could help improve North Carolina’s troubled mental health system. That’s a major recommendation offered in a new John Locke Foundation…
  • Research Report

    Reform the Reform: How mental health reform went wrong and what lies ahead

    posted July 17, 2007 by Joseph Coletti
    North Carolina’s 2001 mental health reform was ambitious and well intentioned but flawed. Many proven ideas did not make the final version of reform and lawmakers immediately raided the mental health trust fund to cover a General Fund fiscal crisis in 2001.

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