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Viewing posts from June, 2016

A Caring Alternative 10 Year Anniversary

MORGANTON, NC, June 20, 2016 – Behavioral health and Whole Person Care specialist A Caring Alternative is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of providing exceptional child, adolescent and adult services throughout western North Carolina.


A Caring Alternative was founded in March 2006 by Melaina Rhoney as a behavioral health organization with a cutting-edge vision to integrated health care approaches. It has grown from an organization with four employees to 130 employed specialists leading innovative practices to create a holistic approach with facilities located in Morganton, Asheville and Marion.


Ever-present changes in Mental Health Reform laws, coupled with evolving ...

Dinner, Dessert, and Direct Talk: Reducing Stigma, Finding Solutions, and Increasing Hope

A crowd of 80 Burke County residents gathered at the Morganton Community House Tuesday, May 24th, to enjoy an evening of dinner, dessert, and direct talk around mental health and substance abuse.


The event titled, “Dinner, Dessert, & Direct Talk: Reducing Stigma, Finding Solutions, and Increasing Hope,” did just that as speakers shared stories of recovery, inspiration, and collaborative initiatives in Burke County that are improving and saving lives.


The event opened with a welcome from Chief Community Operations Officer for Partners Behavioral Health Management, Paul Caldwell. Caldwell emphasized the importance of communities coming together to address ...

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