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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

February, 2011

HOGG FOUNDATION

 

Hogg Foundation Seeks Letters of Interest for Training Grants

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

February 2011

 

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health seeks letters of interest for the Ima Hogg Community Education Grants for Children's Mental Health. Texas-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, including higher education institutions, are eligible to respond. The grant program will fund training programs for people who do not have a mental health background and who work with children and youth in Houston and Harris County. The foundation will consider proposals from organizations wishing to provide training programs to others, or to receive training from qualified trainers. Deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/rfp/vbb_education_grants_loi_2011.html

 

 

Hogg Foundation Receives Federal Grant to Develop a National Model for Addressing Cultural, Language Disparities in Integrated Health Care

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

February 17, 2011

 

AUSTIN, Texas - The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health to create a national model to improve integrated health care for racial and ethnic minorities and people who speak languages other than English.

http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/detail/187/Hogg-Foundation-Receives-Federal-Grant-to-Develop-a-National-Model-for-Addressing-Cultural%2C-Language-Disparities-in-Integrated-Health-Care.html

 

 

82nd LEGISLATIVE SESSION

 

Dewhurst, Senate propose their own health care overhaul for Texas

Dallas Morning News

February 17, 2011

 

AUSTIN - Texas' government and private health insurance plans need new methods of paying caregivers, Senate Republican leaders said Wednesday. Doctors and hospitals should not be reimbursed for volume of treatment but for quality and good results for patients, said Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/texas-legislature/headlines/20110216-dewhurst-senate-propose-their-own-health-care-overhaul-for-texas.ece

 

 

Lawmakers look to pay doctors, hospitals based on quality of care

Houston Chronicle

February 16, 2011

 

... Senate Bill 7 would focus on Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, authorizing reductions in payments if people were readmitted to the hospital or suffered complications considered preventable, for instance. Senate Bill 8 would deal with health plans covering state employees, teachers and others.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/health/7429950.html

 

 

Rep. Coleman Files Legislation to Prevent Emotional Trauma and Suicide Among Youth 

Texas House of Representatives

February 16, 2011

 

Austin--Representative Garnet F. Coleman (Houston) today filed legislation to help prevent emotional trauma and suicide among youth. HB 1386 directs the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to implement a program to 1) recognize students at risk of emotional trauma and /or committing suicide, 2) subsequently intervene effectively, and 3) refer students to mental health services if necessary.

http://www.house.state.tx.us/news/press-releases/?id=3347&session=82&year=2011&district=147&bill_code=2435

 

 

Medicaid Fraud Up? Or Is State Getting More Vigilant?

Texas Tribune

February 15, 2011

 

The quickest way to cut the state's reeling Medicaid costs? Eliminating fraud and recovering funds, state officials said at a morning hearing. ... Lawmakers heard testimony this morning that the Legislature's investment in past sessions to battle Medicaid fraud has paid off - but fraudulent cases are increasing.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-state-agencies/health-and-human-services-commission/medicaid-fraud-up-or-state-getting-more-vigilant/

 

 

Should Texas Tap Rainy Day Fund to Ease Shortfall?

Texas Tribune

February 17, 2011

 

States across the nation are making similarly dramatic budget cuts, but just about everyone admits it's raining in Texas. Falling revenues and a number of other factors could force up to $27 billion in cuts to the state's two-year budget. But is it a hurricane, a downpour or just a sprinkle?

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-taxes/rainy-day-fund/should-texas-tap-rainy-day-fund-to-ease-shortfall/

 

 

Higher fees could fill legal aid shortfall

Austin American-Statesman

February 16, 2011

 

Hoping to preserve courthouse access for tens of thousands of indigent Texans, legal aid advocates are backing four bills that would fill a yawning budget gap largely by increasing court fees.

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/higher-fees-could-fill-legal-aid-shortfall-1260133.html

 

 

City bracing for fed, state cuts; Legislature also may raise the sales tax collection fee by 8%

San Antonio Express-News

February 17, 2011

 

... City programs are also endangered by state leaders' bare-bones budget proposals. One example: Nearly $2 million would be lost in state funds for Haven for Hope, the comprehensive center for the homeless.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/article/City-bracing-for-fed-state-cuts0inhp

 

 

Serious days ahead: El Paso leaders get budget-cuts update

El Paso Times

February 17, 2011

 

AUSTIN -- El Paso leaders in Austin found a few bright spots in what will no doubt be a crushing year as state lawmakers prepare for a budget deficit of up to $27 billion. ... County Judge Veronica Escobar gave lawmakers handouts with a breakdown of what a projected $71 million reduction would mean in areas such as the criminal-justice system and health care.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_17407777

 

 

Texas drags bottom in enough ratings to bode ill for economy, House Democrats say

Dallas Morning news

February 15, 2011

 

AUSTIN - Texas is on the verge of losing its economic edge, 10 House Democrats warned Tuesday, and proposed budget cuts will only make things worse. ... According to the group, Texas ranks 50th among the states in the percentage of its population 25 or older with a high school diploma, per capita spending on mental health, the percentage of non-elderly women with health insurance, the percentage of pregnant women who receive prenatal care and share of its workforce - 76 percent - covered by workers' compensation.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20110215-texas-drags-bottom-in-enough-ratings-to-bode-ill-for-economy-house-democrats-say.ece

 

 

TEXAS NEWS

 

Texas Veterans Commission awards $2M

Austin Business Journal

February 15, 2011

 

The Texas Veterans Commission awarded more than $2 million in grants to organizations statewide that provide mental health services to vets.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2011/02/15/texas-veterans-commission-awards0in.html

 

 

Homeless to move into 245 apartments at 7 Dallas-area complexes

Dallas Morning News

February 15, 2011

 

The Dallas Housing Authority announced plans Tuesday to provide 245 homes for the homeless - including at least 150 to families with children - at seven area apartment complexes. DHA is trying to spread the units around after complaints that previous locations were concentrated in southern Dallas. ... The chronically homeless typically have mental illnesses and drug addictions.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20110215-homeless-to-move-into-245-apartments-at-7-dallas-area-complexes.ece

 

 

3-D brain imaging showed way for youth to get his life on track

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

February 16, 2011

 

Kevin Driggars keeps an image of his 14-year-old son Michael's brain on his cellphone. It is a reminder of his family's decade-long struggle with the boy's uncontrollable seizures and behavior so violent that all the knives in the house had to be locked away. Only after doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center removed part of Michael's brain did the family find peace. With the help of a 3-D model of Michael's brain, doctors pinpointed exactly where the seizures started.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/16/2855542/3-d-brain-imaging-showed-way-for.html#tvg

 

 

Muny advocates seek to leverage medical school funding

Austin American-Statesman

February 16, 2011

 

Opponents of intense commercial and residential development at the University of Texas' Brackenridge tract have adopted a new negotiating strategy. They want the city, county and health care district to commit bond money for construction of a UT medical school, with an important condition: The university's governing board would have to agree to preserve the tract's 141-acre golf course and minimize development on other portions of the 350-acre parcel along the Colorado River in West Austin.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/muny-advocates-seek-to-leverage-medical-school-funding-1260172.html

 

 

Susan Stahl, noted Dallas civic volunteer, dies

Dallas Morning News

February 14, 2011

 

... In 1992, she was appointed the first chairwoman of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, which oversees all state-funded children's programs, including Child Protective Services. ... Mrs. Stahl received numerous honors for her work to assist children, women and people with mental illness - but she never sought recognition.

http://www.dallasnews.com/obituary-headlines/20110214-susan-stahl-noted-dallas-civic-volunteer-dies.ece

 

 

Judge declares mistrial after defendant in Richardson murder case declared incompetent

Dallas Morning News

February 16, 2011

 

State District Judge Gracie Lewis declared a mistrial Wednesday after a doctor found that a man on trial for murder was no longer competent to participate in his case. Juan Seghelmeble, 39, is accused of killing a woman in Richardson who he mistakenly believed was his estranged wife. Seghelmeble has a history of mental illness. He had previously been found competent after being found incompetent.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20110216-judge-declares-mistrial-after-defendant-in-richardson-murder-case-declared-incompetent.ece

 

 

Closet mom could be out in two weeks

Brownsville Herald

February 14, 2011

 

A Brownsville mother who locked her daughter in a closet off and on for a year could be out of jail in as soon as two weeks. ... During the hearing, defense attorney Alfredo Padilla said Ines had locked the girl in a closet for her own protection because she has psychological issues, and even had tried to stab her brothers.

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/closet-122793-year-daughter.html

 

 

Texas financier Stanford transferred from Houston for treatment of mental incompetency issues

Chicago Tribune

February 15, 2011

 

HOUSTON (AP) - Former Texas billionaire and financier R. Allen Stanford has been moved from the federal detention center in Houston, where he awaits trial on charges he bilked investors out of $7 billion in a pyramid scheme. The move comes after a federal judge last month ordered Stanford's transfer for treatment of drug addiction that has helped render him incompetent to stand trial.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-us-stanford-mental-competency,0,555862.story

 

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Massive Cuts Loom for Federal Mental Health and Housing Programs

National Alliance on Mental Ilness

February 15, 2011

 

The White House unveiled the President's budget proposal for FY 2012 requesting modest increases for mental illness research and services, as well as veterans housing programs. The President's budget proposal is juxtaposed against action that begins in the House today on a separate omnibus spending bill for the current fiscal year (FY 2011) that includes significant reductions for housing programs, special education services and mental illness research and services.

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Whats_New43&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=115796

 

 

NAMI Describes State Mental Health Cuts in Congressional Briefing; Comprehensive Report Expected Soon

National Alliance on Mental Ilness

February 16, 2011

 

Washington, D.C. -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) described massive state budget cuts in mental health care as a national crisis in a Congressional briefing today sponsored by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD). NAMI is also preparing a comprehensive report on the national mental health crisis. At the briefing, NAMI focused only on the cuts in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington.

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Whats_New43&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=115835

 

 

Asian American Teenage Girls Have Highest Rates of Depression; NAMI Releases Report

National Alliance on Mental Ilness

February 15, 2011

 

Arlington, Va. -- Asian American teenage girls have the highest rate of depressive symptoms of any racial, ethnic or gender group according to a report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The report is based on a "listening session" with mental health experts from different Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities held in Los Angeles in November 2010.

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Whats_New43&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=115681

 

Read report: http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Multicultural_Support1&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=115279

 

 

Iowa House panel begins review of mental health

San Antonio Express News

February 15, 2011

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A House committee has begun discussing a proposal for the state to take more control and assume a greater share of the cost of mental health treatment in Iowa.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Iowa-House-panel-begins-review-of-mental-health0inhp

 

 

49 Suggestions for Cutting Billions in State's Medicaid Costs

New York Times

February 15, 2011

 

Personal shopping and cleaning services for the disabled would be eliminated, weak hospitals could be merged and brand-name drugs would be limited under a series of budget-cutting proposals announced on Tuesday by the New York State Health Department. Those proposals, among a list of 49 ideas that could save up to $4 billion, were submitted by the Health Department on Tuesday to a panel appointed this year by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/nyregion/16medicaid.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

 

 

Arizona Medicaid cuts OK, feds say; Ending coverage for 250,000 won't threaten U.S. funds

The Arizona Republic

February 16, 2011

 

Arizona doesn't need federal approval to eliminate 250,000 people from its Medicaid rolls in order to continue to receive federal matching dollars, health officials said Tuesday. ... Another 11,000 children and 5,200 adults with a serious mental illness also would have to be covered under federal rules, but Brewer's staff have said they expect to re-qualify them under other Medicaid categories.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/02/16/20110216arizona-health-care-cuts.html

 

 

Va officials: $2 billion in 10 years for disabled

San Antonio Express News

February 16, 2011

 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia has to find $30 million in the next 10 days, then commit an estimated $2 billion over the next 10 years to comply with federal laws for the care people with mental and developmental disabilities, senior legislators and administration officials said Wednesday.  ...The Justice Department warned McDonnell in a letter last Thursday that the state could be sued unless it agrees promptly to correct problems found in a three-year probe of the state's mental health system.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Va-officials-2-billion-in-10-years-for-disabled0inhp

 

 

Malloy's budget cuts could hinge on his definition of the 'safety net'

Connecticut Mirror

February 15, 2011

 

One of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's most familiar refrains on the campaign trail last fall was that while "everything is on the table," his administration would not "shred the safety net" to close the state budget deficit. But when Malloy unveils his plan Wednesday to close a $3 billion-plus shortfall for the coming fiscal year with nearly $2 billion in cuts, the governor's definition of Connecticut's social service and health care "safety net" may not match those of others.

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/11521/malloys-budget-cuts-could-hinge-his-definition-safety-net

 

 

Colorado Clinic Helps Diabetics Avoid Problems With 1-Stop Coordinated Care

PBS Newshour

February 15, 2011

 

Clinica Family Health Services treats 1,800 diabetics at four clinics provide medical homes for low-income and uninsured patients in Colorado. That means one-stop shopping for patients not only to see doctors, but fill prescriptions and even see a dentist. And in group sessions, they learn how to live with their illness

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june11/diabetes_02-15.html

 

 

This social service program saves money -- and people

Minnesota Post

February 15, 2011

 

Given the shortfall in taxpayers' and government's budgets these days, a social service program that appears to be saving money and people seems worth looking into. Called FUSE, it's a program that moves long-term homeless persons off the streets and into permanent, affordable housing. ... About 90 percent of participants are men, with 86 percent African American. All have problems of mental illness, chemical dependency or both and are on probation in the criminal justice system.

http://www.minnpost.com/communitysketchbook/2011/02/15/25786/this_social_service_program_saves_money_--_and_people

 

 

Tucson shooting victim promotes mental health

Austin American-Statesman

February 16, 2011

 

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A congressional aide who was shot in last month's attack in Arizona that killed six and left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others wounded said Wednesday that he's started a fund to promote mental health awareness and civility.

http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/tucson-shooting-victim-promotes-mental-health-1260079.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

 

 

Diet Pepsi's 'Skinny Can' Campaign Riles Eating Disorders Group

The Wall Street Journal

February 15, 2011

 

Controversy over the message emanating from Pepsi's new "skinny" diet soda can has been bubbling, as the Associated Press reports. Now, the National Eating Disorders Association has proclaimed its dissatisfaction. Why the big fuss? "I could care less about the shape of the can," Lynn Grefe, head of NEDA, tells the Health Blog. "They could make it doughnut-shaped for all I care." It's the Diet Pepsi media campaign that's the problem, she says.

http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2011/02/15/diet-pepsis-skinny-can-campaign-riles-eating-disorders-group/?KEYWORDS=mental

 

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

Four States Get Waivers to Carry Out Health Law

The New York Times

February 16, 2011

 

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday that it had granted broad waivers to four states allowing health insurance companies to continue offering less generous benefits than they would otherwise be required to provide this year under the new federal health care law. The states are Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee, the administration told Congress.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/health/policy/17health.html?_r=1&ref=health

 

 

States Leading the Way on Implementation: HHS Awards "Early Innovator" Grants to Seven States

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

February 16, 2011

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the award of seven cooperative agreements to help a group of "Early Innovator" states design and implement the information technology (IT) infrastructure needed to operate Health Insurance Exchanges.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/02/20110216a.html

 

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

Leading The Way In Global Mental Health Development

Medical News Today

February 17, 2011

 

The University of Melbourne's Centre for International Mental Health is leading the way in addressing a desperately needed and often overlooked area of aid: mental health, by becoming the first University to head the Secretariat of the Movement for Global Mental Health.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/216734.php

 

 

No signs of trauma on body of slain mental-health worker

Vancouver Sun

February 17, 2011

 

EDMONTON - A decision on charges in the weekend killing of a mental-health worker in Camrose won't be made until next week. The body of Valerie Diane Wolski, 41, was found inside the duplex of a client at about 9 a.m. Sunday. Wolski worked as a caregiver for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/charges+mental+health+worker+homicide+Camrose/4295935/story.html

 

 

OPINIONS

 

New Lives program merits new home in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

February 17, 2011

 

Last year, Fort Worth school administrators, facing another budget crisis, considered throwing out the baby with the bathwater when they recommended closing a school for pregnant and parenting girls. ... From the moment they come in the door, Bishop said, the students receive services from a staff that includes a psychologist, a nurse, two social workers and a counselor. Their doctors' appointments are made by the nurse and, within a week of arriving, those who qualify receive Medicaid benefits.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/15/2851816/new-lives-program-merits-new-home.html

 

 

Physician diversity is good for America's health

Dallas Morning News

February 15, 2011

 

As the population and diversity of our state and nation grow, the need for our physician workforce to expand and diversify is increasingly important for the health of us all. Our society is plagued by disparities in health and access to care along many dimensions, including socioeconomic and racial/ethnic lines. These disparities diminish economic productivity and increase societal cost. One contributing factor is the under-representation of minority physicians. At the University of Texas Medical Branch, we are proud of our legacy of training physicians whose diversity mirrors the society they serve.

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20110215-steve-lieberman-physician-diversity-is-good-for-americas-health.ece?action=reregister

 

 

The Health of Reform

The New York Times

February 16, 2011

 

...Health reform, in short, is very much a work in progress. This report -- the second in a series -- examines that progress on three key dimensions: Roll-Out (Are milestones being met?), Reactions (Are key players cooperating?) and Results (Is reform controlling costs and covering Americans?).

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/17/opinion/20110217_oped.html?ref=opinion

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Peer Support Helps Reduce Depression Symptoms

Psych Central News

February 16, 2011

 

Social support from individuals of the same age or status holds promise as an effective, low-cost method to fight depression. Researchers from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Health System analyzed 10 randomized trials of peer support interventions for depression dating from 1987 to 2009.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/02/16/peer-support-helps-reduce-depression-symptoms/23563.html

 

 

Therapy for depression can be delivered effectively by non-specialists

Durham University

February 16, 2011

 

Depression can be treated effectively with psychotherapy by mental health nurses with minimal training, according to new preliminary research findings. The study, led by Durham University's Mental Health Research Centre, shows that patients with severe depression can be treated successfully with behavioural activation - a psychotherapy for depression - by non-specialist mental health staff which could potentially lead to considerable cost-savings for the NHS.

http://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=11553

 

 

Self-Drawings May Reveal Hidden Eating Disorders

HealthDay News

February 16, 2011

 

The way women draw themselves may help reveal whether they have an eating disorder, researchers suggest. They found that women with anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with different characteristics than women without eating disorders.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2011/02/16/self-drawings-may-reveal-hidden-eating-disorders

 

 

Beyond Tender Loving Care: 'TLCS' Promise Health and Happiness

APA News

February 17, 2011

 

Lifestyle changes-such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others-can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses, according to a new paper published by the American Psychological Association.

http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2011/02/beyond-tlc.aspx

 

 

Virtual Reality Therapy Aids Soldiers with PTSD

Psych Central News

February 17, 2011

 

Researchers have found that a new approach called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy resulted in significant reductions in PTSD symptoms for military service members after an average of just seven treatment sessions.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/02/17/virtual-reality-therapy-aids-soldiers-with-ptsd/23609.html

 

 

Self-Drawings May Reveal Hidden Eating Disorders

Health Day News

February 17, 2011

 

The way women draw themselves may help reveal whether they have an eating disorder, researchers suggest. They found that women with anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with different characteristics than women without eating disorders.

http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=649913

 

 

Clinical and social predictors of psychosis recovery elucidated

Med Wire News

February 16, 2011

 

A stable family background, good social functioning, and low levels of negative symptoms are significant predictors of recovery in patients with non-affective psychosis, results from a Scandinavian study show.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/91135/Psychiatry/Clinical_and_social_predictors_of_psychosis_recovery_elucidated_.html

 

 

Internal timing mechanisms disrupted in bipolar disorder patients

Med Wire News

February 17, 2011

 

Results from a US study suggest that internal mechanisms that control timing are impaired in patients with bipolar disorder.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/91153/Psychiatry/Internal_timing_mechanisms_disrupted_in_bipolar_disorder_patients.html

 

 

Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms

Health Day News

February 16, 2011

 

In women with bipolar disorder, premenstrual mood changes are associated with more depressive episodes and more severe symptoms, researchers have found.

http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=649880

 

 

Significant Healthcare Cost Savings Demonstrated When Patients With Schizophrenia Are Switched To A Long-Acting Injectable Treatment

Medical News Today

February 16, 2011

 

A new study published in Healthcare Quarterly found that patients switched from oral medication to a long-acting injectable treatment had significantly fewer hospitalizations and visits to emergency departments, saving the healthcare system more than $17,300 annually per patient.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/216571.php

 

 

FEATURES & RESOURCES

 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health: Report from a NAMI Listening Session

National Alliance on Mental Illness

February 2011

 

Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest growing ethnic communities in the United States. While AAPIs tend to be healthier than whites and other ethnic groups, research suggests that AAPIs face many barriers when seeking mental health services in their communities, including stigma, lack of access to care, language challenges and lack of culturally and linguistically responsive providers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Multicultural Action Center hosted an Asian American/Pacific Islander Mental Health Listening Session in November 2010 in Los Angeles to discuss current issues in AAPI mental health.

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Multicultural_Support1&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=115279

 

 

Free Webinar: Mental Health First Aid for Eating Disorders

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

February 2011

 

This webinar reviews the prevalence and risk factors for eating disorders and explains why early intervention, treatment, and support are essential. Presenters discuss how to identify the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and present the Mental Health First Aid 5-step action plan to help those who are developing these signs and symptoms or are in crisis. Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. eastern time.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/386527331

 

 

National Wraparound Initiative Newsletter

National Wraparound Initiative

February 2011

 

In this issue:

·               2011 NWI Webinars Continue

·               New Resources

·               Research Update

·               Installment #5 of Johnny Chaos

·               News from the Field / Discussion

http://www.nwi.pdx.edu/newsletter/february2011/nwi-newsletter-february2011.shtml

 



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