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Drs. Michael and Ronnie G. Swift have found a link between the Wolfram gene and psychiatric disorders.
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24487
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Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) worked to help the mentally ill and helped create the first mental asylums in America. She went to North Carolina in 1848 to change attitudes concerning mental illness and found mental institutions there.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 9, February 1978, p25-27, il, por
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25669
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The Khmer Rouge was a radical communist group who wiped out nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population in the late 1970s. UNC researcher, Jeffrey Sonis, is studying the remaining Khmer Rouge leaders and Cambodians testifying about the executions, forced labor, torture and rapes. His research focuses on their mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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27657
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Mentally ill inmate Michael Anthony Kerr died of dehydration after a month-long stay in solitary confinement. Kerr’s death has spurred investigations by the State Bureau of Investigations and Disability Rights NC. Disability Rights is composing several reforms that will guide how prisons treat mentally ill inmates in the future.
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27671
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Two employees of the Department of Public Safety have received federal subpoenas from a grand jury in connection with the death of mentally ill inmate Michael Anthony Kerr. Since Kerr’s death casued by dehydration, 9 prison workers have been fired, 2 have resigned, and another 20 to 30 were disciplined. The Department of Public Safety has also assigned a new administrator to Alexander Correctional and will begin rolling out a series of reforms for inmates with mental illnesses. Changes in policy and the new reforms are detailed.
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31471
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Paul Booe was a beloved mixed martial arts trainer who taught hundreds of students how to fight their way out of difficult situations. But few people knew the battles being waged in his head, until one day, Mother’s Day 2015, he was gone.
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34989
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Efforts were being made to improve health outcomes for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Tribal Health Assessment (THA) noted widespread incidences of chronic diseases and mental illnesses. These health issues are being combatted through measures such as the construction of a new hospital and the Healthy Roots program, offering fresh vegetables grown at two local youth gardens
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36270
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Efforts to make the college campus a home away from home can be perceived in Lees-McRae’s pet policy. This policy can be perceived in the animals that students are allowed to have in buildings such as the Banner Elk School. The welcoming of pets can be measured in the Pet Council, which enforces rules and handles complaints. It is also reflected in the policy that distinguishes between an assistance animal and a pet.