Puppies: The Power of Cute for Mental Health
The UNC PAWS program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health trains puppies for 10 weeks and then matches each puppy with a veteran suffering from PTSD.
6 Brain Benefits of Walking
Going on regular walks does not only benefit your physical health, but also your mental health. Read more about the ways that walking has on your brain. [...]
Brain scans predict effectiveness of talk therapy to treat depression
UNC researchers lead first brain connectivity study pointing toward a new image-based diagnostic model – a roadmap to ensure patients receive the best treatment as quickly as possible. Gabriel S. Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology, is a senior author of the study.
The Mental and Social Benefits of Volunteering
As Raleigh turns its eyes to the Rex Hospital Open next month, May 22-25 at TPC at Wakefield Plantation, the tournament would not be possible without the help of over 400 volunteers. Our volunteers are the glue that holds the tournament together. So why volunteer? Dedicating your time as a volunteer is a great way to make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills. Volunteering is both good for your body and mind. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction....