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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

February, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
KUT
February 22, 2016
 
How does the suicide prevention community see itself fitting into the recent discussions nationally and in Texas about gun regulation?
 
 
Aeon
February 23, 2016
 
Habits – good or bad – were once a matter of ethical seriousness. Are they now just another technology of self-absorption?
 
 
CNN
February 23, 2016
 
People with severe mental illness are more likely to die prematurely than those without, often from treatable chronic diseases -- in part because many, like Young, don't receive regular medical care.
 
 
New York Times
February 23, 2016
 
Over the years, in my dual roles as practitioner and historian, I have watched each camp become more strident, thanks in part to a lack of dialogue. Too often, psychiatrists dismiss the disturbing lessons from the past, while historians roll their eyes at the very possibility of progress in psychiatry.

 
HOGG FOUNDATION
 
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Date of Event: March 4, 2016
 
Please join us at the Hogg Foundation for an interactive session exploring recent trends and opportunities in community-based forensic services featuring three forensic experts from Texas and around the country.
 
 
TEXAS
 
Odessa American
February 23, 2016
 
“I think it’s terrific,” Champion said of offering a veterans’/mental health court here. “I think that veterans and people with mental health issues going through the criminal justice system will be tremendously benefited by the level of support services that a court like this can offer.”
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Alternet
February 22, 2016
 
The investigation's author, Seth Freed Wessler, spent more than two years fighting in and out of court to obtain more than 9,000 pages of medical records that private prison contractors had submitted to the Bureau of Prisons. They reveal more than two dozen cases of inadequate medical care that independent doctors say contributed to the premature deaths of the prisoners.
 
 
Washington Post
February 22, 2016
 
Romechia Simms, the Maryland mother found pushing her dead child on a swing in La Plata last year, will remain free and continue receiving mental-health treatment instead of going to prison.
 
 
Wyoming Public Radio
February 22, 2016
 
The Wyoming Senate has approved a bill that would reform how the state handles people involuntarily hospitalized due to mental health issues.
 
 
Sacramento Bee
February 22, 2016
 
Package includes a health plan tax swap and more money for services to the developmentally disabled, restoring health cuts.
 
 
Connecticut Mirror
February 22, 2016
 
The nation’s governors who have gathered here for an annual conference, are pressing the federal government for money to help them combat the epidemic of opioid abuse and heroin addiction that has resulted in a spike of overdoses and strained state public health systems.
 
 
HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Associated Press
February 22, 2016
 
WASHINGTON — Health care for all. It's a goal that tugs at the heartstrings of Democrats, but pursuing it usually invites political peril. Now Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are clashing over this core question for liberals, making it a wedge issue in the party's presidential primary.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
Guardian
February 22, 2016
 
Medical association’s claim follows spate of inflammatory statements by officials and rise in violence towards LGBT people.
 
 
BBC
February 23, 2016
 
Years of economic hardship and inadequate health services in Zimbabwe have contributed to a mental health crisis.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
BPS Research Digest
February 23, 2016
 
An effective way to correct people’s falsely held beliefs is to address them directly with evidence. However, such rebuttals can sometimes backfire, leading people to double-down on their original position. A new paper published in Discourse Processes suggests why: when people read information that undermines their identity, this triggers feelings of anger and dismay that make it difficult for them to take the new facts on board.
 
 
National Alliance on Mental Illness
February 23, 2016
 
WASHINGTON, DC—At least 8.4 million Americans are providing care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue, and nearly three quarters report that caregiving causes high emotional stress, finds a new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
 
 
HealthDay
February 23, 2016
 
If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds.
 
 
OPINION
 
Harvard Business Review
February 22, 2016
 
In her new book, Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, medical and science journalist Claudia Kalb looks at twelve famous figures and weighs the evidence suggesting that each suffered from a different kind of mental health condition. While not a business book per se, her work does have relevance as more people are becoming aware of mental illness as a workplace issue.
 
 
Guardian
February 23, 2016
 
The current prominence of mental illness on bookshelves is good for all of us – so it’s important that reading about it is not a passing fad.
 
 
Huffington Post
February 22, 2016
 
Psychiatry used to be a biopsychosocial profession that allowed time to get to know the person, not just treat the symptom. But drastic cuts in the funding of mental health services have dramatically reduced the quality of the service they can provide.
 
FEATURES
 
Daily Texan
February 23, 2016
 
Nature is a free and easy way to reduce stress that many students do not take nearly enough advantage of. While finding time to go outside and take a walk, or a hike, or just sit in the sun, can be difficult, it is instrumental to student health.
 
 
Scientific American
February 23, 2016
 
New research suggests there are three distinct types of action that bring palm to face.
 
 
Psych Central
February 23, 2016
 
During an experience of abuse, your resourceful young self used coping strategies to try and protect yourself from the pain.


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