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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

March, 2016

 

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Washington Post
March 7, 2016
 
Mental health was mentioned twice during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. First, in connection to mass shootings. Second, in a jab at the Republican presidential candidates.
 
 
Huffington Post
March 6, 2016
 
One of the most contentious issues sparked by Canada's upcoming right-to-die legislation is whether people with mental illness should be eligible to seek a doctor's help to end their lives, along with those suffering from a "grievous and irremediable'' physical disease like terminal cancer.
 
 
Slate
March 6, 2016
 
An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?

 
TEXAS
 
Houston Chronicle
March 7, 2016
 
Almost four years after she was arrested and charged with felony child neglect, Belinda Hernandez's long and troubled passage through Harris County's criminal justice system is finally headed for trial in April.
 
 
Breitbart Texas
March 6, 2016
 
The top official for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has announced that he is stepping-down effective May 31, 2016.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
The Hill
March 4, 2016
 
Hand-wringing over Trump’s rapid climb is now palpable among everyday Americans.
 
 
Atlantic
March 6, 2016
 
Some mental-health practices are transforming themselves into health-care hubs for patients who would otherwise fall through the cracks.
 
 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
March 4, 2016
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing a new challenge to help to spur developers to create a mobile application (app) that provides additional recovery support to patients receiving treatment for opioid misuse.
 
 
ABC News
March 7, 2016
 
Hospital officials called it an accident when a 70-year-old psychiatric patient was fatally injured in an altercation with a nursing assistant at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in central Louisiana three years ago.
 
RESEARCH
 
Discover
March 6, 2016
 
According to a spectacularly misleading article in the Telegraph: Scientists discover how to ‘upload knowledge to your brain’ Except… that’s not what happened at all.
 
 
Medscape
March 4, 2016
 
Delayed psychiatric hospitalization of children and youth because of the need of prior authorization, which is required by insurance companies before patients can be admitted, may place these young patients in even greater danger, new research suggests.
 
 
Atlantic
March 4, 2016
 
It has a real and heartbreaking cost.
 
 
Pacific Standard
March 4, 2016
 
Overly-connected groups may stifle innovation, new experiments suggest.
 
 
OPINION
 
El Paso Times
March 6, 2016
 
The importance of maintaining relationships that provide support, friendship, love and hope cannot be emphasized enough. Being isolated from these connections is a significant contributor to poor mental health and can lead to mental illness.
 
 
New York Times
March 7, 2016
 
Many psychologists have been quick to offer diagnoses, calling him and other presidential candidates “narcissists,” and even providing thoughts about possible treatments.
 
 
Houston Chronicle
March 4, 2016
 
Texas has less than 2,500 beds at its 10 state mental hospitals, and more are needed.
 
 
Counterpunch
March 7, 2016
 
In a 2005 review of animal experimental models in neuropsychiatry, UK researchers stated clearly what others in the field have confirmed: “[M]odelling human mental disorders in experimental animals is fraught with difficulties. Depression models generally lack both clinical and scientific credibility and have, thus far, failed to inform treatment strategies previously acquired through serendipity.”
 
FEATURES
 
Marshall Project
March 6, 2016
 
When Marvin was a child, we — our society — abandoned him to a life of poverty, violence and chaos. If Marvin had had a different life, his victims would not be dead. Marvin was a human being, and not a monster.
 
 
New Scientist
March 2, 2016
 
Reason and argument are dead, replaced by conspiracy theories and optional realities – and the PR industry is to blame, argues James Garvey in his latest book.
 
 
Big Issue
March 7, 2016
 
Albert Woodfox has finally walked free after an incredible miscarriage of justice. Now he wants to end the ‘evil’ of forced isolation.
 
 
Conversation
March 7, 2016
 
In the well-worn debate over physician-assisted suicide, one consideration hasn’t got the attention I think it deserves. Intuitively, we believe offering someone options automatically expands their freedom. But that isn’t always true.
 
 
Brain Pickings
March 7, 2016
 
“Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor…”


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