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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

November, 2010

Today's Clips - November 8, 2010

 

This summary of recent news and research articles on mental health topics was prepared as a public service by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Stories from other media sources do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the foundation and its staff. Media sites may require a one-time free registration and academic and science journal sites may require a paid subscription to access articles.

 

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Texas News

 

Lawmakers Discussing Dropping Health Care Program

Texas Tribune

November 6, 2010

 

Some Republican lawmakers - still reveling in Tuesday's statewide election sweep - are proposing an unprecedented solution to the state's estimated $25 billion budget shortfall: dropping out of the federal Medicaid program.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-health-resources/health-reform-and-texas/lawmakers-discussing-dropping-health-care-program/



TX: Federal agencies investigate mental and economic effects of BP oil spill

The American Independent

November 4, 2010

 

The federal government is kicking off several investigations of the health effects of the BP oil spill disaster. Projects will target physical issues, as well as the spill's impact on Gulf of Mexico residents' pocketbooks and state of mind. Experts say that all three are related.

http://www.americanindependent.com/154668/tx-federal-agencies-investigate-mental-and-economic-effects-of-bp-oil-spill

 

 

Lubbock County to consider funding mental health services in jail

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

November 6, 2010

 

County commissioners are scheduled to vote later this month whether to enter a contract with Lubbock Regional Mental Health Mental Retardation Center to provide mental health services at the Lubbock County Detention Center. The services for severely mentally ill inmates would include intervention, rehabilitation, competency restoration and education and are meant to reduce mentally ill inmates' length of stay behind bars and reduce the probability they will return.

http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2010-11-07/lubbock-county-consider-funding-mental-health-services-jail

 

 

Lubbockites take a stand against bullying

Fox 36 News

November 6, 2010

 

Bullying is front and center on many minds as of late, with the recent suicides taking place across the nation. The teasing and harassment can start at any age.   ...Texas has an anti-harassment law, but not an anti-bullying or cyber bullying law. Contact Lubbock is out to change that. They're asking people to sign a request to change the laws in the lone star state.

http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/bully-suicide-texas-walk-contact-lubbock/njjaFXVj8kSldR7B3f_MQg.cspx

 

 

Area shelters running out of room

Behavioral Health Central

November 5, 2010

 

Homeless men in need of shelter are going to have to look outside of Brazos County for the time being. Steven Bethea, director of homeless and housing services for the Twin City Mission, said the men's side of the Bryan shelter has been full for about a week. As a result, he said, he's had to turn a few people away.  ... Bethea said a number of homeless people have mental health problems, and there are many who struggle with alcoholism or addiction.

http://behavioralhealthcentral.com/index.php/20101105241110/Inside-Scoop/area-shelters-running-out-of-room-the-eagle-bryan-texas.html

 


Violated trust: Exposing a Texas scam; Houston lawyer, wife accused of stealing from disabled vets while acting as VA guardians

Houston Chronicle

November 8, 2010

 

... Collectively, the VA's guardianship program manages cumulative estates exceeding $3 billion and oversees benefit payments for about 108,000 veterans and other beneficiaries - such as widows and children - who, because of "injury, disease, or the infirmities of age" cannot manage their own financial affairs, according to recent congressional testimony.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/military/7283795.html

 

 

HPD argues Taser use reduces officer injury

Houston Chronicle

November 8, 2010

 

Houston police say there is a beneficial side effect of officers using Tasers on unruly suspects - the stun guns are saving taxpayers millions by reducing injuries to officers. ... Local civil rights advocates are skeptical and note that HPD shootings have increased over the last three years.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/7283945.html

 

 

Lancaster shooter's struggle with mental illness detailed in sheriff's documents

Dallas Morning News

November 6, 2010

 

Hundreds of pages of documents from the criminal investigation that followed David Brown Jr.'s Father's Day shooting rampage show that he struggled with mental illness for years and was hospitalized for the first time at age 11.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/DN-brown_06met.ART0.State.Edition1.4b5fd61.html

 

 

Killer of woman, child in Oak Cliff gets death penalty

Dallas Morning News

November 6, 2010

 

... Defense attorneys Paul Johnson, Kobby Warren and Brady Wyatt presented evidence showing that Green suffers from schizoaffective disorder, bipolar, which makes him wrongly believe that people are trying to hurt him.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/crime/stories/DN-deathpenalty_06met.ART.State.Edition1.4b6f975.html

 

 

Grandson told police he 'shot the devil' after 68-year-old man slain in Oak Cliff home

Dallas Morning News

November 6, 2010

 

A Dallas man called 911 and said he "shot the devil" after killing his 68-year-old grandfather early this morning at their east Oak Cliff home, police said. ... According to police records, Dallas police officers took Wilfred Harden into custody at least twice in the past year for mental health reasons.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/crime/stories/110610dnmetgrandfather.1fdce0ea1.html

 

 

National News

 

Metropolitan Family Services expands mental health care to veterans

Chicago Tribune

November 8, 2010

 

... To meet those needs locally, the nonprofit agency Metropolitan Family Services began in July a new adult mental health program, the Veterans Individual and Family Program, geared to veterans and their families. Jean Xoubi, Metropolitan's program manager, said what makes VIP's services stand out beyond those of VA hospitals and other community mental health organizations is that VIP is a one-stop shop for mental health care. While Metropolitan offers psychiatric care along with individual, group and family counseling to veterans, case managers also can refer clients to other resources in-house.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-trice-veterans-1108-20101108,0,2920331.column

 

 

Veterans fighting the enemy within

Los Angeles Times

November 6, 2010

 

A brief film shows three men struggling against a death wish after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. ... Teicheira is hoping to soon distribute the film so Roger and John - and a third veteran who's featured in the video - can help others fight past the military culture of denying or burying the hurt. She also intends to use the film as training for mental health professionals, so they can better identify suicidal tendencies.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopezcolumn-20101107,0,956749,full.column

 

AWOL Soldier Refusing Deployment Because of Severe PTSD

truthout

November 5, 2010

 

...During his mid-September leave from his second combat tour with the 101st Airborne Division, Jeff sought help from Fort Bragg and Fort Campbell military doctors for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical wounds sustained in battle. Yet, just as his treatment was getting started, his command interfered, insisting that his military health care providers grant him clearance for immediate deployment.

http://www.truth-out.org/awol-soldier-refusing-deployment-because-severe-ptsd64831


 

Healthcare Reform

 

High court turns down early health care challenge

The Washington Post

November 8, 2010

 

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/08/AR2010110802372.html

 

 

States, not Congress, can thwart healthcare law

Chicago Tribune

November 7, 2010

 

Reporting from Washington and Chicago - House Republicans swept to power Tuesday with promises to roll back the new healthcare law and subject its creators to a merciless round of congressional investigations. But the fate of President Obama's sweeping overhaul will probably be determined not in Washington but in state capitals across the country, where the GOP also scored dramatic victories.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/la-na-healthcare-battle-states-20101107,0,4370286.story

 

 

HHS Cuts Premiums For Some High Risk Pools

Kaiser Health News

November 5, 2010

 

Trying to spur enrollment in a new health insurance program for uninsured people with pre-existing medical conditions, the federal government is doing something private insurers almost never do: slashing rates.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2010/November/05/high-risk-pools.aspx



Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice team up to crack down on health care fraud

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

November 5, 2010

 

WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, and Attorney General Eric Holder visited Brooklyn, New York where they participated in the third regional health care fraud prevention summit. The summits bring together a wide array of federal, state and local partners, beneficiaries, providers and other interested parties to discuss innovative ways to eliminate fraud within the U.S. health care system.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/11/20101105d.html


 

Help is on the way for those who can't get medical insurance

Los Angeles Times

November 8, 2010

 

Last month, California joined the ranks of states that have created a federally funded health plan for people who are medically uninsurable. All states either have a plan or will have one soon.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-high-risk-pool-20101108,0,7199647.story

 

 

Every employer tries to curb healthcare costs, but not many are going as far as Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

November 8, 2010

 

Last week, the Fort Worth-based railroad kicked off its annual open-enrollment period with no PPOs, HMOs or indemnity plans. Instead its 5,500 nonunion employees were given two choices: a high-deductible plan ($2,500 for a family) and a higher-deductible one ($5,000 for a family). ... The theory is that families will become better consumers of healthcare if they have more skin in the game, starting with paying the first few thousand dollars themselves.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/11/06/2608893/in-face-of-rising-costs-bnsf-tries.html#ixzz14hRCBFli

 

 

International News

 

Job killing you? Stressed mob bosses seek help

Austin American-Statesman

November 7, 2010

 

REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy (AP) - ... Dr. Gabriele Quattrone is one of a tiny corps of psychotherapists who have treated Italian organized crime bosses or their family members. Patients include dons haunted by nightmares, turncoats tormented after ratting, wives left frigid by rigid codes of loyalty. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press, granted on condition that the identities of the mobsters not be revealed in line with doctor-patient confidentiality, the doctors offered rare insights into the secretive, increasingly strung-out world of Italy's centuries-old criminal organizations.

http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/job-killing-you-stressed-mob-bosses-seek-help-1027855.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

 

 

'My sister's life in a mental hospital'

British Broadcasting Corporation

November 7, 2010

 

In the 1980s, Emma Henderson saw her sister move from the mental hospital she had lived in for 35 years to a small home in the community. She saw Clare thrive and grow in independence, but the question "What if?" has always haunted her. ...The question proved the inspiration for the Oxford graduate's first novel, weaving together themes of medicine, love and loss set against a backdrop of social change.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11688281

 

 

Opinions

 

Who will hold the real power when Texas lawmakers meet?

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

November 7, 2010

 

Here's a trick question: Can you say who will be the two most powerful people in Austin during next year's legislative session?

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/11/07/2612081/who-will-hold-the-real-power-when.html#ixzz14hTGlMLj

 

 

The power of endowed philanthropy

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

November 6, 2010

 

A celebration took place Wednesday on the 12th floor of the Fort Worth Club that had nothing to do with political power and everything to do with the power of one person to change lives generations after she passed from this earthly veil. Forty-five years after the death of Fort Worth philanthropist Ella C. McFadden, her generosity continues to touch some of our community's most fragile members as well as those with the potential for greatness.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/11/06/2608990/the-power-of-endowed-philanthropy.html#ixzz14hTX2phT

 

 

Irrational about healthcare rationing

Los Angeles Times

November 8, 2010

 

Americans have a hard time accepting limits on their access to care, even if the treatment or drug is shown to be ineffective. That hampers attempts to control rising costs.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-health-20101108,0,7435506.story

 

 

Is it genes? Is it me? A mother's maze through ADHD

Los Angeles Times

November 7, 2010

 

It's so tempting to think 'I'm off the hook!' when hearing that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have something to do with genes. But we're never really off the hook, are we?

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-ellison-add-20101107,0,1410838.story

 

 

Mental health is the new antiabortion battleground. But the science is all wrong.

Washington Post

November 7, 2010

 

The latest war on abortion is being fought less over women's bodies than over their minds. In the past few years, under the banner of "a woman's right to know," a number of states have passed laws mandating that women seeking abortions be told that going ahead with the procedure would expose them to mental health risks, including post-traumatic stress and a greater danger of suicide.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/05/AR2010110503095.html

 

 

Research

 

Mental Health Visits Rise as Parent Deploys

New York Times

November 8, 2010

 

Young children in military families are about 10 percent more likely to see a doctor for a mental difficulty when a parent is deployed than when the parent is home, researchers are reporting Monday in the most comprehensive study to date of such families' use of health insurance during wartime.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/us/08child.html?_r=2&scp=3&sq=health%20insurance&st=cse

 

 

Link Between ADHD and Crime?

Psych Central News

November 8, 2010

 

A UK psychologist believes untreated ADHD is a significant underlying cause of crime.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/11/08/link-between-adhd-and-crime/20630.html

 

 

Detecting Depression in Caretakers of Mentally Ill Adults

Science Daily News

November 8, 2010

 

A diagnostic test of eight short questions designed by Jaclene Zauszniewski from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University can be used to detect depressive thinking patterns that lead to clinical depression in women who care for an adult family member with a serious mental illness.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100816110407.htm

 

 

Screening Test Validated for Depression in Adolescents

Science Daily News

November 7, 2010

 

Primary-care clinicians know teen depression is common, but they've lacked a reliable screening test for it. Now researchers at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle Children's, and Group Health report the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire -- 9 item) is a good screening test for major depression in adolescents.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101101082859.htm

 

 

Psychopaths May Lack Understanding of Social Contracts: Study

U.S. News & World Report

November 5, 2010

 

Impaired understanding of how social contracts work and why people need to take precautions may explain why psychopaths cheat and take risks even though they know right from wrong, a new study suggests. Although less than 1 percent of people in the United States are psychopaths, they account for 20 percent of the prison population because of their tendency for impulsive, destructive and harmful behavior, noted the University of New Mexico researchers.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2010/11/05/psychopaths-may-lack-understanding-of-social-contracts-study.html

 

 

Features & Resources

 

Community Legislative Forum on Mental Health and Chemical Dependency

Austin Travis County Integral Care

November 3, 2010

 

Austin Travis County Integral Care, in partnership with the Mental Health Task Force and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Austin chapter, will host a special community legislative forum Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Joe C. Thompson Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The forum will focus on key mental health and chemical dependency services that will impact our community during the upcoming 82nd legislative session and the state's impending $25 billion shortfall.

http://www.integralcare.org/ama/orig/Press_Releases/LegForum2010_PR.pdf

 

 

Report: Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness

Council of State Governments Justice Center

October 2010

 

The Justice Center partnered with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) on this toolkit, which combines practical tips, supported by relevant research, to manage a crisis involving a person with a history or current diagnosis of serious mental illness.

http://consensusproject.org/jc_publications/tragic-incident

 

 

Guide Released to Address Criminal Justice/Mental Health Information Sharing

Council of State Governments Justice Center

October 7, 2010

 

New York - Large numbers of people with mental illness are cycling through the nation's criminal justice system-often resulting in poor outcomes for the individuals' recovery; for public safety; and for policing, courts and corrections operations. ... The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center released a new publication today, Information Sharing in Criminal Justice-Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws, to address barriers to cross-systems information sharing while complying with legal privacy mandates.

http://www.justicecenter.csg.org/files/Info_Sharing_PR.pdf

 

 

Webinar: Making Evidence-Based Practices Stick: Strategies to Prepare Your Organization for Change

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

November 4, 2010

 

Evidence based practices (EBPs) can help behavioral health organizations improve their clients' treatment outcomes - but does your organization face barriers to implementing an EBP and maximizing its benefits? Nov 16, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. eastern time. Registration required.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/997903898

 

 

Professor tries to get to the root of bullying

Houston Chronicle

November 7, 2010

 

Thomas Schanding, an assistant professor in the University of Houston's school psychology program, chairs the National Association of School Psychologists' GLBTQ committee, which focuses on the issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in public and private schools. Schanding spoke recently with Chronicle reporter Cindy George about bullying.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/7282868.html



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