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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

November, 2015

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Reuters
October 28, 2015
 
As the United States prepares to take in 10,000 or more Syrian refugees in the coming year, social service groups are urging more funding for mental health counseling.
 
 
Gizmodo
October 27, 2015
 
Google’s parent company Alphabet has just hired Thomas Insel, the former head of the National Institute of Mental Health, who has some pretty weird ideas about what his new job will entail.
 
 
MPR News
October 27, 2015
 
It was an awful tragedy in Dallas this week when Patti Stevens, 54, took her own life, two weeks after a mentally ill former Texas A&M football player hacked her husband to death with a machete while he was out for an early-morning jog.
 
 
TEXAS
 
October 27, 2015
San Antonio Business Journal
 
The Center for Health Care Services has come up with a unique way to address the need for more medical access and greater economic activity west of downtown San Antonio. The local mental health authority for Bexar County plans to use a mix of public and private funds to develop a roughly $50 million mixed-use medical center at West Commerce and Frio Streets.
 
 
Houston Chronicle
October 27, 2015
 
One goal of the center is to better manage and care for the so-called frequent fliers, many of whom have a confirmed mental health diagnosis and may be homeless, who revolve in and out of the jails on low-level offenses, sometimes without the chance to connect with a social worker or a psychiatrist who could prescribe medicine.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
San Francisco Examiner
October 27, 2015
 
A $400,000 “patient dumping” settlement with Nevada approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors also requires that state to regularly report to The City for the next five years regarding any patients sent to California.
 
 
Citizens Voice
October 28, 2015
 
Pennsylvania is lagging when it comes to tracking the powerful psychiatric medications kids get in the state’s youth correctional facilities.
 
 
Tech Times
October 28, 2015
 
To decrease suicide risks, experts said more support for pilots with mental health conditions should be employed, rather than necessitating the presence of two pilots in the cockpit during flights.
 
 
Chronicle
October 28, 2015
 
Gary Glass, associate director for outreach and developmental programming for Counseling and Psychological Services, explained that elite, competitive institutions tend to foster an all-or-nothing mindset among students.
 

HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Kaiser Health News
October 28, 2015
 
Open enrollment for the health law’s 2016 marketplace plans begins Sunday, and federal officials caution consumers to check out premium prices because in many places they may be higher. But officials are planning to offer new features to make the process faster and smoother for consumers.
 
 
NPR
October 27, 2015
 
In fact, as many as 14 percent of health plans sold on the federal government's insurance exchange are missing doctors in at least one common specialty from their networks, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, by researchers at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The most common missing specialties were psychiatry, rheumatology and endocrinology.
 
RESEARCH
 
Medical Xpress
October 28, 2015
 
Mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety are likely to increase in UK military personnel during the months after returning from Afghanistan, according to a study by researchers from King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London.
 
 
PsychCentral
October 28, 2015
 
Traditional medical opinion has held that people who have experienced an episode of major depression are at high risk for having another episode. New research suggests this may not always be the case as researchers discovered the risk of depression recurrence is significantly lower for people with complete, rather than partial depressive symptom resolution.
 
 
OPINION
 
Chronicle of Higher Education
October 27, 2015
 
However, we forget that students are also people — complicated, messy, emotional beings — and that not all learners fit neatly into the individualistic expectations of the ivory tower.
 
 
Psychology Today
October 27, 2015
 
Contrary to popular opinion, experiencing growth after trauma is far more common than PTSD.
 
FEATURES
 
Brain Blogger
October 27, 2015
 
It’s 2015 and yet people with ID/DD are still saddled with labels which cause them pain.
 
 
Pacific Standard
October 28, 2015
 
Smiling your way to happiness is indeed possible—but the emotional labor economy is about as unfair as the rest of the economy.
 
 
BPS Research Digest
October 28, 2015
 
But now in an ironic development, two leading psychologists have published a damning critique of the "questionable research practices" survey, raising concerns about the methods that were used and the way the findings were interpreted. "Claims about violations of the standards of good science deserve to be held to the high standards they endorse," they write, "not the least in light of the damage that misleading inferences can cause."


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