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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

November, 2015

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
November 10, 2015
 
As we take the time to reflect and thank the veterans in our lives today, let’s also remember how we can play a part in ensuring veterans, service members and their families access the array of services and supports available to them. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions released an updated guide that features an array of resources to support you in serving veterans, service members and their families.
 
 
PLoS Blogs: Mind the Brain
November 10, 2015
 
Today there can be no doubt about the validity of PTSD as a diagnostic entity. Yet, the disorder remains steeped in controversy, and more recently, there have been growing complaints that PTSD is being overemphasized in our society and over diagnosed in our hospitals.
 
 
Brain Pickings
November 6, 2015
 
“The whole process of nature is an integrated process of immense complexity, and it’s really impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad.”
 
 
Atlantic
November 7, 2015
 
In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together. But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.
 
 
TEXAS
 
Stateline
November 8, 2015
 
In Texas, two foundations encourage bilingual students to enter the field. The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health offers scholarships to bilingual mental health students. The St. David’s Foundation helps repay the loans of people who have studied mental health, with priority given to students who are bilingual in English and Spanish or Vietnamese.
 
 
NBC DFW
November 9, 2015
 
Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk says her office is starting a new diversion unit to steer some accused criminals with mental illness away from prison.
 
 
CBS DFW
November 10, 2015
 
A day before Veterans Day, a new report suggests military veterans on death row haven’t received enough consideration for mental illnesses as a result of their combat experiences.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2015
 
Increasingly, faculty are being urged to intervene at the earliest signs a student may be in trouble. Professors are being told to refer students to counseling services or in extreme cases — in which imminent harm is suspected to themselves or others — to contact campus police.
 
 
Reuters
November 10, 2015
 
About 300 of the roughly 3,000 inmates on America's state and federal death rows are military veterans and the majority suffers PTSD from serving in the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf wars, according to the study from the Death Penalty Information Center, which is opposed to capital punishment but whose data is used by those on both sides of the debate.
 

HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Alliance for Health Care Reform
November 9, 2015
 
(VIDEO) This briefing discusses current initiatives to integrate behavioral and physical health care services in order to improve quality of care and reduce overall health care costs.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
The Guardian
November 9, 2015
 
Data obtained by Mind reveals ‘negligible’ investment in mental health services, which are classified in public health reports as ‘miscellaneous.’
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Independent
November 10, 2015
 
We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness – a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. But an increasing body of scientific evidence is now suggesting that we should turn our attention to one of our most basic functions: sleep.
 
 
ScienceDaily
November 9, 2015
 
Stem cells from adult schizophrenia patients form new proteins more slowly than those from healthy people, according to new research. The findings are enhancing understanding of how schizophrenia affects the workings of the brain, and open the way to new approaches for future drug therapies.
 
 
OPINION
 
CNN
November 10, 2015
 
Not surprisingly, most survivors of slavery suffer from significant and disabling mental health problems. Slavery ruthlessly breaks the bonds of healthy human relationships.
 
 
New York Times
November 10, 2015
 
It took two months, three therapies and a tiny amount of clonazepam.
 
 
UT Austin News: Texas Perspectives
November 9, 2015
 
Statewide assessments can be part of a reasonable and effective testing framework, but only if they are administered at a level that is in balance with the value they add to student learning. As of late, that has not been the case.
 
 
Psychology Today
November 9, 2015
 
When others feel safer around you, you have less cause to fear them.
 
 
FEATURES
 
Gawker
November 9, 2015
 
In recent days, the press has run Ben Carson’s anecdote about attempting to stab his close friend as a teenager through the wringer. But one explosive question—perhaps the most important one of all—remains unanswered: Was young Ben Carson really a fan of the magazine Psychology Today?
 
 
Scientific American
November 8, 2015
 
A revolutionary technique that switches brain circuits on and off has taken neuroscience by storm and is now undergoing a new round of innovation
 
 
World of Psychology
November 9, 2015
 
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychiatric condition marked by a pattern of unstable and stormy relationships, an unformed sense of identity, chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom, unstable moods, and poor impulsive control in areas such as spending, eating, sex, and substance use.
 
 
Pacific Standard
November 9, 2015
 
New research links women's poor performance on math tests with their wish to date a smarter man.


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