Mental Illness http://wunc.org en The Unraveling Of The Family Reed http://wunc.org/post/unraveling-family-reed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his debut novel, Chapel-Hill based author <a href="http://mbjoneswrites.com/">Michael B. Jones</a> explores a tumultuous relationship between a father and son who search for happiness and identity as their lives fall apart around them.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:08:59 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 38674 at http://wunc.org The Unraveling Of The Family Reed Mentally Ill Or Criminal? Making Tough Calls In The Field http://wunc.org/post/mentally-ill-or-criminal-making-tough-calls-field <p></p><p></p><p>In the early morning hours of November 19, Durham&nbsp; youth Jesus Huerta left home. His family called 911, reported him as a troubled runaway and noted his drug problem. A Durham police officer located Huerta, frisked him, cuffed him, and put him in the back of a cruiser. Moments later, the 17 year-old was dead from a gunshot to the head. His family questions the circumstances surrounding his death.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:17:38 +0000 Carol Jackson, Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29007 at http://wunc.org Mentally Ill Or Criminal? Making Tough Calls In The Field Did Durham Police Follow Protocol When Arresting 17-Year-Old Jesus Huerta? http://wunc.org/post/did-durham-police-follow-protocol-when-arresting-17-year-old-jesus-huerta <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>Jesus Huerta died from a gunshot wound while in police custody last November. Did officers know he was at risk of killing himself? The teen's family says yes.<br /><br />Durham authorities have said the officer on the scene, Samuel Duncan, had not been told the 17-year-old threatened to kill himself and used drugs before the officer picked him up the morning of Nov. 19.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:08:49 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 28990 at http://wunc.org Did Durham Police Follow Protocol When Arresting 17-Year-Old Jesus Huerta? Lee Smith Explores History Through Fiction http://wunc.org/post/lee-smith-explores-history-through-fiction <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt">In her latest novel, Chapel Hill author <a href="http://www.leesmith.com/">Lee Smith</a> tells the story of Asheville's <a href="http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/asheville/hig.htm">Highland Hospital</a>, a pioneering mental institution that once housed Zelda Fitzgerald. </span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:36:16 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio & Bryson Russell 26742 at http://wunc.org Lee Smith Explores History Through Fiction Why Schizophrenics Hear Voices http://wunc.org/post/why-schizophrenics-hear-voices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt"><a href="http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml">Schizophrenia</a> is a frightening disease, characterized by audio and visual hallucinations. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt">A researcher at Duke University thinks he may have a clue as to how the auditory hallucinations occur. </span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:54:24 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 24599 at http://wunc.org Why Schizophrenics Hear Voices The Intersection of Mental Health And Developmental Disability http://wunc.org/post/intersection-mental-health-and-developmental-disability <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>Parents of teenagers with mental illnesses struggle to find appropriate care. When those adolescents also have developmental disabilities, they often end up in a cycle of psychiatric treatment that keeps them in residential facilities far from their homes. </span></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:14:36 +0000 Frank Stasio & Laura Lee 20766 at http://wunc.org The Intersection of Mental Health And Developmental Disability NC State Study: Cheaper & Safer For Government To Treat Mental Illness http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-study-cheaper-safer-government-treat-mental-illness <p>Researchers at NC State say it's safer and more cost effective for the government to treat people with mental illnesses.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:21:10 +0000 Will Michaels 16993 at http://wunc.org NC State Study: Cheaper & Safer For Government To Treat Mental Illness Mental Health Spending A Point Of Debate In State Budgets http://wunc.org/post/mental-health-spending-point-debate-state-budgets <p></p><p>Differences in state budget proposals are prompting mental health advocates to rally for more spending on group homes and treatment.&nbsp;</p><p>Gov. Pat McCrory's budget increases spending on mental health by about 2 percent over the next two years.&nbsp; But the state Senate's plan cuts about 3 percent.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:08:27 +0000 Will Michaels 16194 at http://wunc.org Mental Health Spending A Point Of Debate In State Budgets Author Sheds Light On Realities Of Mental Illness http://wunc.org/post/author-sheds-light-realities-mental-illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Alex </span>McKeithen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a junior at Davidson College in the late '</span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, his life changed. He was visiting Paris and studying art when one day he found himself stripping naked in public and proclaiming himself the seventh angel of the apocalypse. It was the beginning of an undiagnosed episode of bipolar disorder, and that experience is the focus of his memoir, "</span><a href="http://lorimerpress.com/2012/05/the-seventh-angel-a-memoir-by-alex-mckeithen/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seventh Angel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" (</span>Lorimer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Press/2012).</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:10:46 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 14616 at http://wunc.org Author Sheds Light On Realities Of Mental Illness Can Yoga Help Mental Illness? http://wunc.org/post/can-yoga-help-mental-illness <p></p><p>Treatment for mental illness that is safe, healthy, and not too expensive can be hard to find. But new research from&nbsp; Duke University suggests that yoga might be effective in treating certain psychiatric symptoms. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:12:31 +0000 Catherine Brand 9235 at http://wunc.org Can Yoga Help Mental Illness?