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Mar 12, 2018

Why Mental Health Treatment is Not an Easy Solution to Violence

Forensic psychologist and NC State professor of psychology Sarah Desmarais has studied mental illness, violence and mental health treatment at length. In this opinion piece, she explains why mental health treatment is not going to “cure” violence. 

Apr 4, 2017

Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children

Research from NC State outlines the lessons learned from a five-year pilot project designed to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families — and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country. 

Jan 25, 2017

Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence, Mental Illness

New research finds that a host of factors are associated with adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises. 

Jan 11, 2017

Researchers Study How to Improve Mental Health Conditions at County Jail

Through a partnership with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, NC State researchers are studying how to improve mental health conditions at the county jail. The project, which supports Wake County’s participation in the White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative, aims to help the jail operate more efficiently, but also improve the care and outcomes of those with mental health problems.