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Carolina and Karolinska: an International Collaboration

Published on 05/01/2017 under Cynthia Bulik
UNC researcher and Foundation of Hope grant recipient Dr. Cynthia Bulik is crossing the globe—and back again, and then back again—in pursuit of data that will help change the future for people living with eating disorders. Dr. Bulik, the Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at UNC-Chapel Hill, splits her time…
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Vested Magazine Tells Our Story

Published on 05/01/2017 under News
The Foundation of Hope was formed when two devoted parents decided that no one else should struggle, as they did, to find treatment for a loved one's mental illness. Today, Thad and Alice Eure's work is continued by their daughters, Foundation director Shelley Belk and Walk for Hope chair Van Eure, who…
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Massive postpartum study reaches Canada, expands to Android devices

Published on 04/28/2017 under News
We are so pleased to announce that the largest-ever international postpartum depression study, funded in no small part by a $99,000 seed grant from the Foundation of Hope, achieved two significant milestones this week. The Postpartum Depression Action Towards Causes and Treatments App, or PPD ACT, is a free smartphone…
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New research links increased infant brain fluid to autism

Published on 04/14/2017 under News
It was once thought that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clear fluid bathing our brains and spinal cords, acted predominantly as a cushion for our fragile brains. More recent studies have revealed that CSF also acts to remove the chemical byproducts of the brain's complex cellular interactions, and is an essential part of…
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Duke neurological study explores mental illness comorbidity

Published on 04/11/2017 under News
A new Duke University investigation into the nature of mental illness comorbidity—in which two or more mental illnesses present simultaneously—yielded some surprising results about how our brains regulate thoughts and emotions. The first in a series of international studies, the Duke Neurogenetics Study "is the first to link specific differences in brain…
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National Eating Disorder Week, February 26-March 4

Published on 03/01/2017 under News
We're halfway through National Eating Disorder Week, in which we call attention to the prevalence and plight of illnesses like bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder. These disorders have the highest mortality of any mental illness—and nearly 30 million Americans will experience one. This year's theme, It's Time to Talk About It,…
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Repealing The ACA Could Be A Nightmare For Mental Health Care

Published on 01/20/2017 under News
It is never our intention to politicize mental health—but nor can we destigmatize mental illness without confronting difficult issues head-on, or without keeping our community apprised of changes in the law that will directly affect their well-being. So we felt that it was important to share this concise and critical summary…
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Foundation of Hope Gives Big Boost to UNC Mental Health Research

Published on 01/18/2017 under News
For Immediate Release January 18, 2017 Raleigh, NC — In its latest effort to derail the debilitating effects of mental illness, the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness recently awarded over $300,000 in research grants to two investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel…
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