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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

February, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Non Doc
February 16, 2018
 
How insurance agencies, public and private, interpret “parity” determines whether millions of Americans can receive much-needed mental health care. In some cases, lives hang in the balance.
 
 
Psychology Today
February 17, 2016
 
Ayn Rand’s popularity continues to grow despite the failure of her philosophy.
 
 
Atlantic
March 2016
 
The truth was written all over her face. The eyes are the window to the soul. From our clichés, you would think that we could read faces like they were … well, open books. In fact, the skill has more in common with dancing, or writing confessional poetry: People tend to overestimate their ability to do it.
 
 
Neuroscience News
February 17, 2016
 
Adolescence is a dangerous time for the onset of mental health problems. Advances in brain imaging are helping to picture how neural changes in these crucial years can lead to chronic debilitating mental illness.
 
 
TEXAS
 
Austin Chronicle
February 19, 2016
 
Following the Feb. 8 shooting of 17-year-old David Joseph by Austin Police Depart­ment Officer Geoffrey Freeman, the Austin Police Association has elected to shift blame onto Chief Art Acevedo and APD's cost-savings particulars.
 
 
Community Impact News
February 17, 2016
 
Mental health provider to assist with some emergency calls, assessments.
 
 
KXAN
February 18, 2016
 
Thursday, a hearing scheduled at the State Capitol over the quality of long-term elderly care in Texas. It’s an issue just about every Texas will face at some point in their life.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Association for Psychological Science
February 17, 2016
 
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded its 2015 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award to psychological scientist Jean Maria Arrigo, who publicly challenged the American Psychological Association’s efforts to allow and conceal the involvement of psychologists in brutal CIA and US military interrogations.
 
 
U.S. News & World Report
February 18, 2016
 
Resilience training found to be an effective prevention strategy in parents, kids.
 
 
Associated Press
 
A suicide hotline operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs allowed crisis calls to go into voicemail, and callers did not always receive immediate assistance, according to a report by the agency's internal watchdog.
 

HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Kaiser Health News
February 16, 2018
 
Pushed by once-unthinkable shifts in how they are reimbursed, Baltimore’s famous medical institutions say they are trying harder than ever to improve the health of their lower-income neighbors in West Baltimore. But dozens of interviews with patients, doctors and local leaders show multiple barriers between the community and the glassy hospital towers a few blocks away.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
The Age
February 18, 2016
 
In the aftermath of the very bitter and very public falling out between Garry Lyon and Billy Brownless, there was one thread within the controversy that many seemed eager to reach for but were unwilling to fully tug. It was the issue of mental illness, in particular depression, and specifically the "serious and complex" mental health issues ascribed to Lyon by his manager, as he steps away from regular duties hosting The Footy Show and Footy Classified.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
New York Times
February 17, 2016
 
Children with attention-deficit problems improve faster when the first treatment they receive is behavioral — like instruction in basic social skills — than when they start immediately on medication, a new study has found. Beginning with behavioral therapy is also a less expensive option over time, according to a related analysis.
 
 
BPS Research Digest
February 18, 2016
 
As shallow as it may be, most of us probably have the sneaking suspicion that we would be happier if we had more attractive facial features and a lither, more athletic body. We fork out cash on cosmetics, gym memberships and plastic surgery thanks to this belief, after all. But are we falling prey to a well-known psychological illusion?
 
 
Neuroscience News
February 17, 2016
 
A new study of firefighters suggests that insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively.
 
 
Psychology Today
February 16, 2016
 
Schizophrenia affects approximately 1% of the US population. This serious psychiatric illness is characterized by psychotic symptoms (hallucinations and delusions), cognitive symptoms (difficulties with attention, memory, and decision making), and negative symptoms (withdrawn behavior, low speech output and content, and diminished motivation).
 
 
ScienceDaily
February 18, 2016
 
New research explains why people in deprived communities have higher levels of alcohol-related ill health than people in non-deprived communities, despite drinking the same amounts of alcohol -- the alcohol harm paradox.
 
 
OPINION
 
The Stranger
February 17, 2016
 
You know that one friend who tells you depression shouldn't be treated with medication, because you could just cut out gluten or eat more kale? Touched with Fire is 110 minutes of that friend, and it's just as insufferable as you'd expect.
 
 
Economist
February 17, 2016
 
We connect madness and artistic talent so strongly that we use it as a proxy for determining the quality—and selling price—of an artwork. Shrewd artists have long known that the economic benefits of unkempt hair and erratic statements far outweigh those achieved with an extra year of painting lessons.
 
 
Huffington Post
February 18, 2016
 
The United Kingdom is taking a proactive approach to promoting mental health in the workplace. Prime Minister David Cameron met with British business leaders earlier this week to discuss how to better foster a work culture that encourages people to take care of their mental well-being.
 
 
FEATURES
 
Scientific American
February 18, 2016
 
Psychology experiments show why even the financially savvy have a hard time following sensible strategies.
 
 
Texas PublicRadio
February 17, 2016
 
The van is a community project of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the Children's Health Fund, with support from Samsung.The team provides free medical, nutrition and mental health services, including reproductive health care and treatment for chronic illnesses, substance abuse and depression.
 
 
Scientific American
February 17, 2016
 
Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addressed ways to deal with the U.S. opioid epidemic at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
 
 
BBC Newsbeat
February 18, 2016
 
Online comics about mental health are helping to change the way we talk about these illnesses, according to illustrators.
 
 
Guardian
February 18, 2016
 
Ian Thorpe has revealed his years as a teenage swimming prodigy were affected by mental health issues.


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