March 1, 2020, 8:04 PM By Brent Peters The Charlotte Observer https://www.charlotteobserver.com/charlottefive/c5-wellness/article240616842.html
I am at The Evening Muse, where the question on everyone’s minds is ”R U OK, Charlotte?” instead of, “What’s wrong with you?”
Seats, stools and standing room fill up to listen to artists use their talents as creative outlets against the struggles.
The Evening Muse has been hosting its “R U OK Charlotte” event monthly for about a year. Admission is $10 a ticket, with all proceeds going to Mental Health America Read More
Feb 4, 2020 By Elle Kehres Chapelboro.com https://chapelboro.com/news/unc/mental-health-and-music
Kresovich was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the third grade. For him, music was a form of self-medication before it was a job.
“Music was my escape,” Kresovich says. “I didn’t know it at the time. I didn’t realize I was using it to almost medicate myself but it played a huge role in me dealing with the symptoms and just kind of helped me get out of my own head or Read More
PUBLISHED: 07:54, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 By Tom Fish Express https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1250118/mental-health-study-schizophrenia-types-variations
For the first time ever, two distinct neuroanatomical variations of schizophrenia have been identified.
Researchers analysed the brain scans of more than 300 schizophrenia patients in the study.
The first variation shows lower volumes of grey matter in comparison to a healthy brain, while the second variation has largely the same levels.
Experts believe these findings may revolutionise mankind’s understanding of schizophrenia, as well as identifying potential treatment Read More
Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am ET By Lauren Weber The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/managing-mental-health-at-work-is-a-juggle-of-rights-and-realities-11581523201
Managers and younger employees are struggling to adapt as a generation of people with higher rates of reported mental illness enter the workforce.
Many of these new workers are coming to offices from colleges and high schools where they received accommodations, such as extra time to take tests or complete assignments—in some cases from elementary school onward. They are confronting a world of work that operates under Read More
January 14, 2020 By Taylor Knopf North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/01/14/latest-nc-research-finds-potential-new-treatment-for-ptsd/
A procedure historically used to treat pain could also be used to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a recent clinical study by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International.
Researchers found that a treatment called stellate ganglion block (SGB) improved symptoms of PTSD in their study participants.
The treatment involves an injection of local anesthetic to the stellate ganglion, located in the neck. The stellate ganglion is part of the sympathetic nervous Read More
February 5, 2020 4:12AM By WWAY News WWAY TV3 https://www.wwaytv3.com/2020/02/05/college-students-examine-hurricane-effects-on-mental-health-in-north-carolina/
ELIZABETH CITY, NC (WTKR) — An Elizabeth City State University research team is studying the effects of hurricanes on mental health throughout coastal North Carolina.
Dr. Kulwinder Kaur has been awarded a $50,000 grant for that study. The Department of Homeland Security grant has helped fund a study that covers “vulnerable populations in coastal North Carolina,” which include Bertie and Jones Counties. The grant is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute Read More