COMMUNITY NEEDS ANALYSIS 4
educational experiences including museums, theaters, zoological parks, aquariums, etc. There
are also numerous recreational opportunities including kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, and
skiing. Individuals are able to visit the black crest Expressway, Cape Lookout, Cape Hatteras,
41 state parks and recreation areas and national seashores. The population, in North Carolina, is
continuously growing and becoming more diverse.
Local and State Needs Assessment
The data for the need assessment comprised of the local and state level. The state-level
data consists of inventories resources which are stored in state programs. The inventories for
state data are general. These programs require someone to be eligible in order to get access to the
data. Local data consists of inventories that are more restricted to some specific areas or people.
The data from the local level is usually taken from a certain community or place. Other sources
of data that were used included data that is based on population that was obtained from the state
census, data from surveillance systems, and data from focus and public groups.
The community of Morganton faces several mental needs which include; stigma
especially for HIV related patient, disorders that arise from substance and drug abuse, financial
stress due to tough economic times, rough experiences of trauma and sexual violence , alcohol
abuse , poverty , medical related issues for instance cancer , issues related to the elderly , family
systems that struggle with issues such as autism and homelessness and failure by refugees and
immigrants to notice the signs and symptoms of stress as treatable and psychological . Stigma by
HIV patients arises when the people who are close to the victim of HIV do not want to associate
with them directly, this, therefore, causes them to feel lonely and left out by the other people in
society. Drug abuse usually brings about mental problems usual when a person misuses or takes