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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

December, 2015

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Huffington Post
December 7, 2015
 
Chief Art Acevedo said his department's success limiting gun violence was due to the work of its mental health unit, which partners with outside organizations to monitor and help individuals who may be a danger to themselves or others.
 
 
New York Times
December 5, 2015
 
A movement known as effective altruism (E.A.) seeks to make us better do-gooders. Often called “generosity for nerds,” effective altruism uses data science to calculate how people can ensure that each dollar they give has the greatest impact on the lives of those in need.
 
 
NPR
December 7, 2015
 
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders affect up to 30 million people in the U.S. — two-thirds of them women. While there is more recognition that eating disorders affect people of all races and ethnicities, Reyes-Rodríguez says racially and ethnically diverse communities don't have equal access to treatments.
 
 
Washington Post
December 8 at 12:01 AM
 
Three years after the Sandy Hook mass shooting prompted public demands for mental health care reform, an increasing number of states have cut funding for mental health services, according to a report released Tuesday by a mental health advocacy group.

 
TEXAS
 
mHealth Intelligence
December 7, 2015
 
Health systems are finding that quick, online access to a mental health professional can reduce costs and improve outcomes.
 
 
San Antonio Express-News
December 7, 2015
 
Adapting the same approach that has worked well in the Family Drug Court, the county will implement an early intervention program in the Children’s Court to provide counseling and other services to those with children 3 and younger.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
December 6, 2015
 
America is in the midst of a mental health crisis and what it will take to turn things around is a national consensus recognizing the immensity of the problem and the “willingness of heart” to address it. That was the message delivered by award-winning journalist and former CBS News anchorman Dan Rather at the Sarasota Opera House Saturday afternoon.
 
 
Boston Globe
December 8, 2015
 
New methods of paying for health care, designed to improve care while controlling costs, have failed to help a big segment of the population — those grappling with mental illness — a Harvard Medical School study says.
 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
Jerusalem Post
December 8, 2015
 
Israeli Arabs do not receive the same mental health and psychological services available to other citizens, MK Eli Alalouf, chairman of the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee said on Monday.
 
 
Guardian
December 7, 2015
 
This week one of our experts gives advice to an aid worker who experienced mental health issues after working during the Ebola outbreak
 
 
The Guardian
December 7, 2015
 
Study finds those who suffer severe mental health problems during or after pregnancy are let down by poor resources and failures to spot warning signs.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
BrainBlogger
December 7, 2015
 
Now we know, and have proven, that everything we do alters our brain not only on the molecular and cellular level, but also leads to the rewiring of brain and sometimes significant morphological changes inside the organ.
 
 
Science Daily       
December 8, 2015
 
A comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis, a groundbreaking study has demonstrated.
 
 
Science Daily       
December 8, 2015
 
Mounting evidence indicates that disturbances in the brain's glutamate pathway contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia. Thus, the glutamate pathway has become the target of a number of new drug therapies. Findings suggest that at least one of these drugs may be an effective treatment for individuals in the early course of the illness.
 
 
Scientific American
December 8, 2015
 
Research shows that females are perceived as less “creative” in many contexts.
 
FEATURES
 
Psych Central
December 7, 2015
 
I decided to make my life a little easier so I typed up a little “cheat sheet” with descriptions of some of the most prevalent mental illnesses I come across, particularly when dealing with substance abusers.
 
 
Psychology Today
December 7, 2015
 
Our self-regulation is being undermined by design.
 
 
Indian Country
December 7, 2015
 
Margaret P. Moss, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, is a nurse, a doctor, an attorney and a writer who has combined her skills to compile the first nursing textbook on American Indian health.
 
 
Pacific Standard
December 8, 2015
 
The Force is with you, because you're special.


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