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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

July, 2011

UTSA student is one of five to receive 2011 Hogg Foundation Scholarship

UTSA Today

July 28, 2011

 

Eric Smith, a graduate student at The University of Texas at San Antonio, is one of five outstanding Texas graduate students in social work to receive the prestigious 2011 Ima Hogg Scholarship for Mental Health. Smith is a second-year student in the UTSA Department of Social Work and plans to graduate in May 2012. After graduation, he wants to provide mental health services to active-duty military members, veterans and their families.

http://www.utsa.edu/today/2011/07/hoggscholar.html 

 

 

Radio Interview on Cultural Diversity and Mental Health

Dr. Carol Show

July 28, 2011

 

Listen to a July 28 radio interview with Program Officer Rick Ybarra on the topic of mental health and cultural diversity.

http://www.drcarolshow.com/DailyShows/Dr_Carol_Show_July_28_Hr_2.mp3 

 

 

Be a Voice For Change and Learn About the Need for Bilingual Mental Health Services

The Hogg Blog

July 29, 2011

 

The Hogg Foundation is a co-sponsor of the University of Texas at El Paso - Department of Social Work's conference, "Las Voces del Cambio: Servicios Bilingües de Salud Mental - Voices for Change: Bilingual Mental Health Services." The full-day conference will take place on August 12 and will be presented in Spanish and English to enhance the capacity of mental health professionals and providers to deliver bilingual mental health services.

http://blogs.utexas.edu/hogg/2011/07/29/be-a-voice-for-change-and-learn-about-the-need-for-bilingual-mental-health-services/ 

 

 

TEXAS NEWS

 

Rural Health Care at Risk in Texas, Study Says

Texas Tribune

July 28, 2011

 

According to a new study, already strained health care providers in rural regions will suffer without technological improvements. Bill Zeeble of KERA reports on the growing problem that could affect up to two million Texans.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-health-resources/health-reform-and-texas/rural-health-care-at-risk-in-texas-study-says/ 

 

 

Harris County Public Defender's Office continues to expand

Community Impact Newspaper - Houston

July 28, 2011

 

Approximately one year after accepting grant funds to create a Harris County Public Defender's Office, the county accepted another $6.5 million in grant funds July 26 to continue the office's programs for indigent defense. ...The county's public defender's office represents indigent defendants, or defendants who cannot afford to hire their own attorneys. The office began accepting cases in February, and since then, it has taken up more than 600 cases in its two divisions, misdemeanor mental health and appellate.

http://impactnews.com/northwest-houston/335-recent-news/13957-harris-county-public-defenders-office-continues-to-expand 

 

 

Family Life: Crossing your T's and dotting your legal I's

July 28, 2011

Dallas Voice

 

... According to the "We Give a Damn" campaign's website, older LGBT people are at greater risk for depression, substance abuse, mental and physical health complications, unnecessary institutionalization and premature death.

http://www.dallasvoice.com/family-life-crossing-t%E2%80%99s-dotting-legal-i%E2%80%99s-1084718.html 

 

 

Man threatens to jump, causing traffic woes in east Fort Worth

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

July 27, 2011

 

FORT WORTH - Traffic was being diverted off East Lancaster Avenue at Cypress Street on Wednesday afternoon because of a possible suicidal person, police said. A man climbed to the top of a pole and was reportedly threatening to jump, officials said. ... According to a police report, the man later climbed down from the pole and was detained on an emergency mental application. He was released to John Peter Smith Hospital, the report states.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/07/27/3250654/man-threatening-to-jump-causes.html 

 

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Government, veterans reach settlement in lawsuit over benefits

The Washington Post

July 29, 2011

 

WASHINGTON - More than a thousand Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder would be given lifetime disability retirement benefits such as military health insurance under the terms of a settlement reached between the government and the veterans.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/government-veterans-reach-settlement-in-lawsuit-over-benefits/2011/07/29/gIQARgjsgI_story.html 

 

 

Technology to aid DoD mental health services

United States Army News

July 29, 2011

 

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.  -- Imagine being a psychologist sitting across from your patient.
Now imagine that patient is actually hundreds of miles away. The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's, or T2, headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance -- in this case, using videoconferencing technology.

http://www.army.mil/article/62536/Technology_to_aid_DoD_mental_health_services/ 

 

 

Shootings Spark Interest in Spotting the Violence-Prone

Health Day News

July 29, 2011

 

Any time there's a violent tragedy -- the killing of at least 86 people at a youth camp in Norway, the shootings of a congresswoman and others in Tucson, the Virginia Tech massacre -- one question seems to ring clearer than others: Why didn't someone notice beforehand that the suspect might be disturbed and capable of committing deadly violence? Psychiatrists and mental health experts say there are some clear warning signs that a person could be suffering a mental breakdown and needs help.

http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=649807 

 

 

Missouri faces shortage of primary care doctors

San Antonio Express-News

July 29, 2011

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - ... Eighty percent of Missouri, including all of Southeast Missouri, has already been designated a Health Provider Shortage Area by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That means one in five Missourians is without access to primary health care, according to the Missouri Foundation for Health. The problem is worse in rural areas than in urban centers, said Thomas McAuliffe, policy analyst with the foundation.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Missouri-faces-shortage-of-primary-care-doctors-1624217.php 

 

 

Mass. group home fined by OSHA after death

San Antonio Express-News

July 29, 2011

 

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - The Revere group home where a mental health worker was murdered has been fined for not doing enough to protect her. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday that North Suffolk Mental Health Association was fined $7,000.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Mass-group-home-fined-by-OSHA-after-death-1635963.php 

 

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

Medicare, Health Law Stay In The Political Spotlight

Kaiser Health News

July 29, 2011

 

In a pair of stories, Politico addresses various ways these health issues continue to make political waves in the run up to the next election. Also, CNN reports the AARP members are worried about what a debt deal will do to Medicare, and an AP poll underscores baby boomers concerns about health care costs.... This is part of Kaiser Health News' Daily Report - a summary of health policy coverage from more than 300 news organizations.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2011/July/29/medicare-health-law-politics.aspx 

 

 

RESEARCH

 

PTSD Raises Risk Of Lower Birth Weight Babies And Shorter Pregnancies

Medical News Today

July 29, 2011

 

New studies from the University of Michigan, published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, revelaed that women who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more inclined to have smaller babies and deliver prematurely.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/231931.php 

 

 

Veterinary Medicine Students Experience Higher Depression Levels Than Peers

Medical News Today

July 29, 2011

 

Veterinary medicine students are more likely to struggle with depression than human medicine students, undergraduate students and the general population, according to several recent collaborative studies from Kansas State University researchers.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/231932.php 

 

 

Caudate choline levels reduced in medicated BD patients

Med Wire News

July 29, 2011

 

Results from a US study suggest that medicated patients with bipolar disorder (BD) have reduced choline levels in the caudate nucleus of the basal ganglia, which is involved in mood expression and regulation.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/93656/Psychiatry/Caudate_choline_levels_reduced_in_medicated_BD_patients.html 

 

 

Sleep spindle impairments linked to cognitive deficits in early psychosis

Med Wire News

July 29, 2011

 

Impairments in sleep spindles are associated with cognitive deficits in patients with early psychosis, show study findings.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/93657/Psychiatry/Sleep_spindle_impairments_linked_to_cognitive_deficits_in_early_psychosis.html 

 

 

FEATURES & RESOURCES

 

National Coalition News

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

July - August 2011

 

In this issue:

  • Alternatives 2011 Registration Now Open
  • Consumer-Operated Services Evidence-Based Practice Kit Now Available from SAMHSA
  • New Organizational Sustainability Training Available
  • New Online Training: Getting a Degree through Supported Education
  • Madness Radio: Living With Voices Ron Coleman
  • Daniel Mackler's Documentaries on Non-Medical Approaches to Recovery
  • Upcoming Events

http://www.ncmhr.org/newsletters.htm 

 

 

The Key Update Newsletter

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

July 28, 2011

 

In this issue:

  • Registration Brochure for Alternatives 2011 Is Now Available in Spanish
  • NIDRR Seeks Peer Reviewers for ADA Competition - Deadline Almost Here!
  • ADS Center to Hold Free Training on Peer Respite Services - Register Soon!
  • National TA Centers Invite Submission of Creative Works to Celebrate First National Wellness Week
  • CASD Publishes Brief on "Self-Determination, Beneficence, Choice, and Adherence"
  • HUD Affirms Its Belief in Second Chances for Individuals with Criminal Records
  • DOJ Issues ADA Technical Assistance Guide on 12th Anniversary of Olmstead Decision
  • Public Feedback Sought on "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research"
  • New Supported Education Resources Are Available
  • Landmark Study Proves That Medicaid Improves Quality of Life
  • Veterans' Wait Times for Mental Health Treatment Are "Unconscionable"
  • New SAMHSA Report Provides State-by-State Picture of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues
  • Do You Operate, or Know of, a Warm Line?
  • Consumer Driven Services Directory

http://www.mhselfhelp.org/pubs/view.php?publication_id=211



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