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Hogg Foundation Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

October, 2015

DAILY SPECIAL
 
HHS Office of Minority Health
October 16, 2015
 
A discussion during Hispanic Heritage Month about health and strategies to reduce health disparities in Latino communities.
 
 
Federalist
October 19, 2015
 
Despair is the enemy, not mental illness as it’s traditionally defined.
 
 
New York Times
October 17, 2015
 
Psychoanalyzing a schizophrenic is like treating anyone else — only more so.

 

 
TEXAS
 
Houston Chronicle
October 17, 2015
 
There may be parity on the books, but it doesn't get followed. Not even close," says Glenn Urbach, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Houston, a local affiliate of the education and advocacy organization.
 
 
Monitor
October 18, 2015
 
People afraid to call police because a loved one is having a mental health crisis now have a new option to get them the help they need.
 
 
San Antonio Express-News
October 18, 2015
 
A lawsuit is not off the table if UT-Austin does not broadly ban guns in classrooms and elsewhere, Neuberger said, adding her group also wants the administration to invest more in mental health facilities and to work with the new Dell Medical School to establish a research institute on the health impact of the presence of guns and impact of gun violence.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Dallas Morning News
October 18, 2015
 
Families of individuals with severe mental illness usually want greater ability to intervene, including mandated treatment; legal advocacy groups, as well as many patients, emphasize prevention and early identification, better access to care and broad civil rights protections. None of it would come cheaply, with cost another hurdle.
 

HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Fiscal Times
October 18, 2015
 
The big health news last week was that the Affordable Care Act appears to be losing steam and the Obama administration is predicting a modest increase at best in the number of Americans who will enroll with private insurers next year.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
Philanthropy News Digest
October 19, 2015
 
Approximately half of the more than four million refugees who have fled Syria since 2011 are under the age of 18, and many face substantial disruptions in and barriers to schooling, a report from the Migration Policy Institute finds.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
King’s College London
October 17, 2015
 
A new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London provides the first clinical evidence on the toll human trafficking has on mental health, including high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, amongst a patient population in South London.
 
 
HealthDay
October 19, 2015
 
[VIDEO] How does family history of breast cancer affect girls' psychological development?
 
 
Medical News Today
October 16, 2015
 
Immune cells are more active in the brains of people at risk of schizophrenia, as well as those already diagnosed with the disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
 
 
PsychCentral
October 19, 2015
 
When grown kids struggle in life, parents are often stressed. A new study looks at the way in which parents are affected by their children’s challenges in life, and how a parent can develop skills to manage these difficult times.
 
 
OPINION

Austin American-Statesman
October 19, 2015
 
Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Texas often highlight our state’s record of the largest uninsured population in the nation, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. However, expansion supporters overlook research showing that Medicaid patients have poor health outcomes, access to care is relative to private health coverage, and the growth of the program’s costs are unsustainable.
 
 
El Paso Times
October 19, 2015
 
During our meeting with Secretary McDonald, we discussed efforts to further integrate and expand health services to veterans in the El Paso region with our private sector partners Tenet and HCA, Texas Tech Medical Center, UMC and our private mental health provider organizations, as well as the approved and funded plans to build two new VA clinics in El Paso.
 
 
FEATURES
 
Mental Confessional
October 19, 2015
 
Self-harm isn't just taking a blade to your skin to expose blood. Someone who is self-harming may be burning, poking, scratching, hair pulling and/or not letting existing wounds heal.
 
 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
October 19, 2015
 
Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper. But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of themselves.
 
 
New York Times
October 16, 2015
 
Does adversity harden hearts or warm them? Does experiencing deprivation, disaster or illness make a person more — or less — sympathetic to the travails of others?
 
 
The Guardian
October 17, 2015
 
It’s tough at the top. As one psychological counsellor to the 1% says: ‘I am not necessarily comparing it to what people of color have to go through, but …’
 
 
Science of Relationships
October 19, 2015
 
Last month study results results1 from German researchers on parental well-being (or lack thereof) appeared in news articles around the world. This isn't the first time a study has made waves for supposedly demonstrating that nonparents are happier than parents (see here for more).2 This time, researchers found a headline-grabbing correlation.


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