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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

March, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Texas Supreme Court Children’s Commission
June 2015
 
In June of 2015, the Children’s Commission announced the publication of the Parent Resource Guide (PRG), a very helpful resource for parents navigating a child protection case. Since then, the Commission has partnered with LawBox to develop a mobile-friendly, searchable version to provide more accessibility to the Guide for our families and their attorneys.
 
 
Dallas Morning News
March 17, 2016
 
Black students or those with a disability are more likely than their peers to be suspended from the nation’s charter schools, according to a new study.
 
 
New York Times
March 19, 2016
 
The statistics on sexual assault may have forced a national dialogue on consent, but honest conversations between adults and teenagers about what happens after yes — discussions about ethics, respect, decision making, sensuality, reciprocity, relationship building, the ability to assert desires and set limits — remain rare.
 

 

TEXAS
 
Texas Observer
March 18, 2016
 
Immigration and human rights groups have decried the prison-like conditions detained women and children face, including insufficient nutrition, little medical care and emotional trauma.
 
 
Texas Tribune
March 17, 2016
 
The number of children sleeping in Child Protective Services offices shot up after an internal policy change at the agency limited child placements, according to state data released Thursday.
 
 
Guardian
March 20, 2016
 
Selection process for tenants is under way as project seeks to provide permanent place to live before solving issues such as mental health, drugs or alcohol.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Associated Press
March 21, 2016
 
A New York City woman who spent more than three years on Rikers Island before her trial and served much of it in solitary confinement before being acquitted by a jury last year will stand trial for criminal charges stemming from a jailhouse confrontation with guards.
 
 
Washington Post
March 19, 2016
 
Does Hoggle’s level of schizophrenia make her too delusional to take part in court proceedings? Or is she gaming the system — and using a medical finding of mental incompetence — in an attempt to avoid life in prison?
 
 
Washington Post
March 20, 2016
 
The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.
 

HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Kaiser Health News
March 118, 2016
 
Most Americans support it. Virtually all other developed countries already do it. And the two leading presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle agree: the federal government should lower drug prices.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
Indian Express
March 21, 2016
 
Overall, 265 patients at Thane Mental Hospital have lived there for more than 10 years. 160 of them have lived at the 65-acre institution for over 20 years.
 
 
Time
March 21, 2016
 
Nearly 19,000 people in Indonesia diagnosed with mental disabilities are currently living shackled in chains or otherwise confined to claustrophobically small spaces, according to a new report released by Human Rights Watch on Monday morning local time.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Slate
March 21, 2016
 
David Peterson would like to know why psychology has fallen into crisis. The discipline now seems rife with shoddy data.
 
 
HealthDay
March 18, 2016
 
Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say.
 
 
HealthDay
March 18, 2016
 
Exercise can reduce symptoms in teens and young adults who had a first psychosis episode, a new study says.
 
 
Pacific Standard
March 21, 2016
 
Researchers find mental-health benefits to participating in a drum circle.
 
 
OPINION
 
Huffington Post
March 18, 2016
 
While no one doubts their good intentions, it is perhaps the worst mental health bill ever conceived, a pretend mental health bill. It pretends to help by creating a rudderless hodgepodge of studies, reports, commissions, and added bureaucracy that would do nothing to help people like Kyle.
 
 
Buffalo News
March 21, 2016
 
Everyone needs love and support when the going gets tough, and someone battling a serious mental illness or an addiction is no different. It’s incumbent upon us to understand the benefits of family involvement and to offer all patients that option.
 
FEATURES
 
Attn
March 19, 2016
 
In an interview with "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts Tuesday, Prince Harry of Wales brilliantly addressed the negative stereotypes attached to those who have mental health issues.
 
 
Guardian
March 21, 2016
 
The major political parties in the US and UK are at war with themselves. So how do groups with shared ideology and long history end up at each other’s throats?
 
 
New York Times
March 20, 2016
 
“Switched On” is an eye-opening book with a radical message, but because Mr. Robison is who he is (logical, direct), he addresses even the most provocative questions unprovocatively.
 
 
Pacific Standard
March 18, 2016
 
Three years in, President Obama's BRAIN Initiative gives us an anatomy of the research "moonshot."


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