Find Therapists and Counselors in Durham, NC

Find a Therapist in Durham, NC

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About Durham

Durham is the government seat of Durham County, North Carolina. It covers 107 square miles. The city was incorporated in 1869. Durham is home to Duke University. 

Durham has 268,000 inhabitants. The population increased by 17% from 2010 to 2017. Roughly 90% of people in the city are United States citizens. Over 12,000 military veterans live in Durham.

The racial composition of Durham is 39% white, 38% black, 14% Hispanic, and 5% Asian. Foreign-born people account for 15% of the population. Twenty percent of residents have a native language that is not English. Durham is home to 29,200 Spanish speakers, 3,200 Chinese speakers, and 1,500 French speakers.

People in Durham earn a mean annual wage of $30,600. The median household income is $52,100. Forty-eight percent of adults age 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree. Roughly 19% of Durham residents live in poverty.

Mental Health in Durham

There are more than 275 Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certified police officers in the Durham Police Department. CIT officers receive 40 hours of specialized training in mental health issues, deescalation techniques, developmental disabilities, and suicide risk assessment and intervention. The CIT program was established in 2007. 

The goal of the CIT program is to direct residents with mental health concerns away from the criminal justice system and toward treatment. Jails are not equipped to provide proper care to residents with psychological and emotional issues. Access to mental health care is limited for some people in Durham. Sixteen percent of residents do not have medical insurance.

References:

  1. Crisis intervention team. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://durhamnc.gov/220/Crisis-Intervention-Team
  2. Durham. (n.d.). Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/place/Durham-North-Carolina
  3. Durham, NC. (n.d.). Data USA. Retrieved from https://datausa.io/profile/geo/durham-nc
  4. QuickFacts: Durham city, North Carolina. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/durhamcitynorthcarolina/PST045216