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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

February, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
WIRED
February 16, 2016
 
The stress from this instability—in addition to the trauma they’ve already experienced—means that refugees are particularly vulnerable to mental disorders. Refugees resettled in Western countries might be as much as ten times as likely to have PTSD; one in three refugees has PTSD or depression. 
 
 
Scientific American MIND
March 1, 2016
 
Psychologist James W. Pennebaker explains why it helps.
 
 
NonDoc
February 16, 2016
 
How insurance agencies, public and private, interpret “parity” determines whether millions of Americans — and hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans — can receive much-needed mental health care. 
 
 
National Institute of Mental Health
February 21, 2016 at 7pm ET
 
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TEXAS
 
Texas Observer
February 15, 2016
 
Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense.
 
 
Houston Chronicle
February 15, 2016
 
The number of uninsured children in Texas fell by almost 100,000 during the first year of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, signalling a potential trend across all age groups, a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds.
 
 
Daily Texan
February 16, 2016
 
 “We’re still seeing a larger homeless community in the West Campus area,” Carter said. “We’ve also observed individuals that may be acting erratic or show symptoms of acute mental illness or possibly under the influence of drugs, which we believe to be K2.”
 
 
NATIONAL
 
McClatchy DC
February 15, 2016
 
Promising to take care of military veterans is an easy win for presidential candidates. But a closer look at their public platforms shows a vast discrepancy in the level of detail in their plans, ranging from footnoted documents of seven-step plans to bullet points to a single flashcard.
 
 
PsychCentral
February 16, 2016
 
The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records is under the government’s microscope.
 
 
HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Modern Healthcare 
February 13, 2016
 
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who famously said the Affordable Care Act should be called “SCOTUScare,” leaves in limbo a number of healthcare-related cases. The news also quickly sparked a debate over who would replace him amid the presidential campaign.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
The Guardian
February 16, 2016
 
If it’s Monday, the prime minister is doing something good and kind, according to the Downing Street grid: last week it was prisons, this week it’s a mental health “revolution”. Announcing £1bn for threadbare mental health services, he launched a report detailing their dire state.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
HealthDay
February 15, 2016
 
Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs.
 
 
Scientific American
February 16, 2016
 
It’s possible to do one without the other, though it requires care.
 
 
OPINION
 
The Washington Post
February 12, 2016
 
Having spent six years exploring one young man’s fall through the cracks of Washington state’s public mental-health system, and the terrible events connected to this fall, I strongly believe we need to devote far greater resources and attention to this challenge.
 
 
FEATURES
 
Aeon Magazine
February 16, 2016
 
Krupp’s suicide, though a sensation, was only one in a long and remarkable history of gay suicide in Germany. That history points to the present-day stereotype of gay suicide and explains its tenacious hold on our culture.
 
 
Pacific Standard
February 15, 2016
 
But that lack of evidence still doesn't account for the fact that enough people claim to see ghosts—with the vast majority of them not attempting to monetize this claim—that all can't possibly be fraudulent assertions. People do see things. But why?
 
 
Huffington Post
February 15, 2016
 
At first I thought it was a joke--Siberian scientists were promoting flogging and caning as a "cure" for depression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. Yet it still appears in occasional articles as a real, if controversial, treatment: 30 to 60 cane strokes or whip lashes administered to patients' buttocks to promote serotonin flow. The treatment is not intended to be sexually stimulating for either the patient or the doctor.
 
 
Mashable
February 14, 2016
 
NEW YORK – Kerby Jean-Raymond knows how to make a statement. It was the young New York designer who caught the attention of the fashion industry when his entire last season was dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement.
 
 
Inquisitor
February 15, 2016
 
Considering some of the strange comments that have come out of the mouth of Kanye West lately, it is not a big shocker that friends are saying that Kanye West needs some major help in the way of therapy. 
 
 


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