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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

November, 2015

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and Texans Care for Children
Date of Event: December 8, 2015
 
Please join us for this screening of the film "Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked Cities.” The film is part of the series "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation.”
 
 
New York Times
November 11, 2015
 
Recently, a psychiatric study on first episodes of psychosis made front-page news. People seemed quite surprised by the finding: that lower doses of psychotropic drugs, when combined with individual psychotherapy, family education and a focus on social adaptation, resulted in decreased symptoms and increased wellness.
 
 
Conversation
November 9, 2015
 
The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their programs, may turn out to be one of the most important acts of his second term. That’s certainly the view of Cass Sunstein, a Harvard legal scholar and coauthor of the bestselling book on behavioral economics, Nudge.

 

 
TEXAS
 
UT Austin News
November 10, 2015
 
Their report informed new legislation that dedicates $20 million to improve veterans’ mental health services in Texas.
 
 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
November 10, 2015
 
$20 million from state paired with $20 million in local and private funds for new program.
 
 
KFOXTV
November 10, 2015
 
 
Congressman Beto O'Rourke announced the El Paso VA has launched a pilot program geared toward prioritizing care for service-related illnesses and working with local health providers outside of the VA.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Guardian
November 11, 2015
 
Notorious former psychiatric hospital that was once so big that it had its own zip code has hit the market for $1.5m. Who will buy such a spooky place?
 
 
USA Today
November 11, 2015
 
Target is under fire for a Christmas-themed sweater that some customers say makes light of mental illness.
 

HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
American Academy of Family Physicians
November 10, 2015
 
It's no secret that among health care employers, family physicians have been the most highly sought-after type of physician in this country for the past decade. But what some may not know is that psychiatrists are close behind, ranking as the third-most highly recruited specialty.
 
RESEARCH
 
Neuroskeptic
November 10, 2015
 
A new paper from British psychologists David Shanks and colleagues will add to the growing sense of a “reproducibility crisis” in the field of psychology.
 
 
Psychotherapy Networker
November 10, 2015
 
Brain science is beginning to offer more specific and powerful guidance about clinical methods that can help free clients from the emotional distress and problematic behaviors triggered by disturbing implicit memories.
 
 
Medical Xpress
November 11, 2015
 
Failed, traumatised, stigmatised and often left feeling worse off than when they started. That's the reality faced by some mental health patients under Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) because of a perceived lack of empathy and understanding among some of the workers meant to be helping them, according to a new study from Flinders University.
 
 
Medical News Today
November 11, 2015
 
People whose parents die when they themselves are under 18 have a higher lifelong risk of suicide, according to research published in JAMA psychology.
 
 
HealthDay/Social Psychological and Personality Science
November 11, 2015
 
But younger people more satisfied with their lives than ever, surveys find.
 
 
Pacific Standard
November 11, 2015
 
Neuroscience helped debunk the superpredator myth—and sway the Supreme Court. Why the movement to overhaul juvenile sentencing is picking up steam.
 
FEATURES
 
Brain Blogger
November 9, 2015
 
National Geographic Channel will shortly air “Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain”. As part of a virtual roundtable, Brain Blogger was selected to screen the episode and address the thought provoking question raised therein:
 
 
Psychotherapy Networker
November 11, 2015
 
When I began counseling in the mid-1970s, hardcore pornography was difficult to obtain. But in recent decades, new electronic technologies, such as cable television, computers, and iPhones, have transformed it into a product that’s available to anyone—anytime, anywhere, and often cheap or free.
 
 
National Alliance on Mental Illness
November 10, 2015
 
Veterans Day is a day to remember and reflect on the sacrifices of our military veterans and also to thank them for their service. Due to the unique and sometimes challenging lifestyle inherent to military life, often our veterans experience mental health challenges, such as PTSD, TBI or depression. Here are five ways you can help to support our veterans.
 
 
MIT Technology Review
November 9, 2015
 
How one of the inventors of brain-computer interfaces ended up getting one himself.


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