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.
Study Offers Hope, Sheds Light on How Vets Respond to Trauma
Research from NC State psychologists finds that veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also experience “post-traumatic growth” — such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.
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.
Terrorism Study Helps Student Realize Passion for Psychology
Research on terrorism is not what Sarah Mills had in mind when she first enrolled at NC State. But conducting undergraduate research in forensic psychology helped the senior psychology major find her passion.
Men Are Victims of Domestic Violence More Often Than You Think
Domestic violence as often treated as abuse enacted primarily by men, against women — and sometimes that assumption even guides policy. Forensic psychologist Sarah Desmarais studies partner violence, and in explains what the research shows. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.