Black History Month is a time to explore what is “not” recorded in history that highlights the richness of our collective heritage.
Second Vice Chair, Chair Finance and Administration Committee, Atrium Health
Victor Armstrong, MSW is Vice President, Behavioral Health with Atrium Health based in Charlotte, NC and serves as Facility Executive of Behavioral Health- Charlotte (BHC). As such, he has responsibility for operational and strategic oversight of the 66 inpatient beds, the psychiatric emergency department, Brain Stimulation Program, Consult Liaison Program, and 10 provider based outpatient behavioral health programs on the BHC campus. Prior to his role with Atrium Health, Victor served as Behavioral Medicine Program Manager with the Cone Health System. Victor has worked on the payer side of behavioral health through the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, as well as in community mental health. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), NC, and formerly chaired NAMI’s Public Policy Committee. In addition, Victor was voted by NAMI NC, as 2012 Mental Health Professional of the Year for his advocacy in strengthening community mental health resources, including Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT), rewriting of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) curriculum to expand training on mental health issues, and leading the effort in developing a Mental Health Court in Forsyth County, NC. Additionally, Victor serves on the Board of Directors for Timeout Youth, an organization that offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to LGBTQ youth ages 11-20. He also serves on the Protection & Advocacy for Patients with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council for Disability Rights NC. Locally, Victor serves on the Mecklenburg County Mental Health Task Force and Mecklenburg Provider Council Executive Board, among many other committees and subcommittees.
Victor graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration from NC Central University and received his graduate degree in Social Work from East Carolina University.
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Whether it’s depression, anxiety suicide, there is a longstanding belief in communities of color that such concerns are taboo.