Pride in North Carolina (PRIDE) wants you to have the information you need to make the best possible decisions. Whether it’s about your treatment options, procedures, your rights or just helpful information when you need a hand, we’ve tried to include it here. Or you can always contact the nearest PRIDE office for help.

Self help Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Glossary of Terms
Your Rights
Guidance and Choices
Grievance Process
Crisis and Emergency


Links to other websites for self-help information


Child and adolescent development issues

Depression in children and adolescents

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Children and divorce

Mental Health


Links to other resources and North Carolina Government Agencies


Brazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Medical Assistance

Division of Social Services

Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association

North Carolina Exceptional Children’s Assistance

PRIDE In North Carolina, LLC (you are on this Web site)

Understanding your rights in the school system

United States Department of Health and Human Services

Value Options


Government Benefits


The Department of Labor announced the launch of a website designed to serve as a one-stop resource for all government benefits. With benefits programs from participating Federal agencies and State organizations, GovBenefits is the most comprehensive online resource for government-to-citizen assistance programs available. The Web site lists benefits by state, category, and features a detailed resource page.

Phone Contacts

The Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
1-800-821-6922 TTY/Voice

North Carolina Mental Health Consumer’s Organization

NC Careline
1-800-662-7030 Voice/TTY/Spanish

NAMI North Carolina

National Mental Health Association

Families CAN Family Line

Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina

The Arc of North Carolina

The North Carolina Parents of Exceptional Children Assistance Center