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About Asheville

Asheville is located by the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. The city is well-known for its historic architecture and vibrant art scene. 

Asheville is home to 89,000 people. The ethnic composition of the population is 77% white, 12% black, 6% Hispanic, and 2% Asian. Around 92% of residents over age 25 have graduated from high school. Forty-seven percent of people in the same age group have a bachelor’s degree. 

People in Asheville earn an average annual wage of $28,900. The median household income is $44,900. More than 16% of residents in Asheville live below the poverty line.

Mental Health in Asheville

Asheville and other cities in western North Carolina have a higher suicide rate than the rest of the state. The North Carolina Division of Public Health designed a suicide prevention plan in 2015. It seeks to educate residents about suicide and promote effective treatment practices. 

Access to mental health care is limited in Asheville. Roughly 16% of city residents age 65 or younger do not have health insurance. In 2016, the C3356 Comprehensive Care Center opened. It offers 24/7 support to Asheville residents who are experiencing psychiatric crises, including a mobile crisis unit which can help people stuck at home.

References:

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  4. QuickFacts: Asheville city, North Carolina. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/ashevillecitynorthcarolina/PST045216
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  6. Veteran suicide numbers in NC soar above national average. (2017, October 20). Citizen Times. Retrieved from http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/10/20/veteran-suicide-numbers-nc-soar-above-national-average/783624001