NC-PAL promotes equity in behavioral health for North Carolina’s children, youth and families.
We provide mental health consultation and education to North Carolina clinical and social service providers—building their mental health knowledge and capacity.
Are you a provider looking for a pediatric or perinatal mental health consultation?
Our free NC-PAL telephone consultation line can help!
NC-PAL is not an emergency line.
How does it work?
A provider has a question about pediatric or perinatal mental health
They call the NC-PAL access line: (919) 681-2909
Our behavioral health experts respond to questions about resources, diagnosis and treatment
Build Your Knowledge with NC-PAL
NC-PAL is pleased to offer REACH PPP—a nationally recognized mental health training program—to primary care providers in North Carolina at no cost to participants!
Participants learn not only to diagnose and treat patients, but also to refer families to appropriate supports such as cognitive behavioral therapy. You’ll leave the training with tools you can use immediately.
Lectures and Talks
Join us monthly for virtual lunches with expert speakers—or invite us to speak at your practice. The NC-PAL team is well-versed in pediatric and perinatal mental health topics.
NC Youth Mental Health Care Dashboard
Our primary goal is to improve behavioral health care for youth and families across North Carolina. We built a series of maps and tables to show the current provision of health care in our state.
Explore the dashboard for insights into diagnoses, treatments, and prescriptions North Carolina youth receive and the providers who treat them.
Access Provider Resources
If you need a hand determining your patient’s behavioral health concerns and severity, we’re continuously working to expand the available resources. From instructional videos to screening forms, we’re working to support North Carolina’s clinical and social service providers. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.
Resources for Families
While our primary work is to enable providers to support mental health, we have collected some resources to help North Carolina families find information and connect with behavioral health care providers.
Programs: Extending Beyond the Clinical
We’re developing new programming to improve North Carolina’s overall mental health via collaborative care, behavioral health consultation in early childhood development settings, and improved support for intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our programs extend beyond clinical settings to support the schools and social services that are often the first point of contact for children and families with mental health concerns.