Sep 6, 2017 | NC State News
Study: 1 in 5 Women with Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet
A recent study from NC State psychologists finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.
Aug 26, 2017 | MSN
One in Five Women With Postpartum Disorders Do Not Seek Help
A recent study from NC State psychologists Betty-Shannon Prevatt and Sarah Desmarais finds that 21 percent of recent moms with postpartum mood disorders such as anxiety and depression do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.
Aug 25, 2017 | WUNC Morning Edition
Homeless Women Less Likely to be Approved for Disability Benefits
Homeless women, and people who are already receiving public assistance, are less likely to be approved for federal disability benefits, according to NC State University psychology researcher Sarah Desmarais.
Aug 24, 2017 | NC State News
Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits
Research from NC State psychologists finds that homeless women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits.
May 15, 2017 | NC State News
Stress Can Trigger Uptick in Illegal Drug Use for Those on Parole, Probation
A recent study finds that even small, day-to-day stressors can cause an increase in illegal drug use among people on probation or parole who have a history of substance use.
Apr 18, 2017 | NC State News
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.
Feb 21, 2017 | NC State News
Sexual Minorities at Greater Risk of Suicidal Behavior, Being Victims of Violence
Sexual minorities are more likely than heterosexuals to be victims of physical violence and to exhibit suicidal behavior, according to a recently published study.
Jan 25, 2017 | NC State News
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.
Dec 27, 2016 | iTech Post
Study Links Violence and Mental Illness
Researchers from NC State University, RTI International, Arizona State University and Duke University Medical Center have found there are factors which could make a mentally ill person prone to violence. Intervention is often necessary in order to help mentally ill people from falling into violence or becoming victims of violence. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.