November 22, 2020
By Liz Carey
North Carolina Health News
As COVID cases rise in rural areas, a new report found that one in five COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days of recovery.
That could spell trouble for rural residents who already have a harder time getting access to mental health services.
The report, published this week in the Lancet, found that those who’ve had COVID-19 are likely to develop anxiety,more » Read More
Dec 8, 2020
By Alan Mozes
Beat-heavy rap music could help beat mental illness: Over the past two decades, the lyrics of the most popular songs in rap have increasingly hit on issues related to anxiety, depression and mental health, a new study reveals.
“I think anyone who’s been a fan of rap music across the last two decades — myself included — had a feeling this was happening,”more » Read More
Nov 18, 2020
By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D.
What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While this can seem reassuring, I still dislike the feeling of being out of control. Thoughts of “will I survive?” still freak me out until we get to a smoother air space.
Being out of control is just what I felt 19 years ago when my son told me he believed he had schizophrenia.more » Read More
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November 9, 2020
By Matt Shipman
Researchers from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T University have developed a prototype software system that aims to help policymakers and healthcare providers better address mental health challenges facing Hispanic populations across the United States.more » Read More
October 13, 2020
By Taylor Knopf
North Carolina Health News
Bridget Narsh said she was unhappy that her son, Mason, spent 26 days this summer in a “windowless room” at UNC Hospital’s Emergency Department in Chapel Hill.
Mason is a 15-year-old with autism, ADHD, anxiety and PTSD. The changes and disruptions generated by the coronavirus pandemic have been difficult for him and the whole family, she said. He’s had angry outbursts,more » Read More