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Daily Special
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

March, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
NPR
March 24, 2016
 
This seems like a contradiction: Put a dangerous prison inmate into solitary confinement, and then give him a cellmate. An investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project, a news organization that specializes in criminal justice, found that this practice — called double celling — is widespread in state and federal prisons. And as we learned, those cellmates often fight, attack and, sometimes, kill.
 
 
Texas Observer
March 23, 2016
 
A group of lawmakers spent nearly eight hours Tuesday studying the complexities of childhood mental illness, an issue legislators have indicated will be a high priority for the legislative session that begins in January. Mental health services are chronically underfunded in Texas, and several solutions laid out at Tuesday’s hearing will require additional money from the Legislature, experts said.
 
 
New Yorker
March 24, 2016
 
But if “So Sad Today” attempts to preserve the essence of the Twitter account, it also adheres to the more straightforward conventions of memoir. Where @SoSadToday was the device of a universal sad girl, the book conveys the experiences of a single struggling woman. Broder was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Her anxiety disorder appeared around the age of twelve.

 

 
TEXAS
 
KWES
March 23, 2016
 
National statistics reveal that 20 percent of adolescents and teens struggle with a mental health issue. That's a big reason why the Ector County Independent School District is looking to implement new mental health clinics in their high schools.
 
 
Houston Chronicle
March 23, 2016
 
Agency loses battle over where the man first convicted in 1970 should be housed.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Pacific Standard
March 24, 2016
 
The World Psychiatric Association has come out against conversion therapy—a long discredited and widely condemned practice that won't go away.
 
 
Associated Press
March 23, 2016
 
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County jail is undergoing the construction of four new pods that'll allow significant changes in its operations and add $1.7 million in operating revenue per year.
 
 
Wall Street Journal
March 23, 2016
 
Officials confronting New York City’s surge in heroin trafficking said the past year has brought a troubling trend—a large influx of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin.
 
 
WBAA
March 24, 2016
 
The money’s target is indicative of where the opioid addiction problem is hitting the hardest—those in poverty who may not have access to traditional health care. Wernz she says in order to be federally recognized, they have to offer behavioral and mental health treatment, too.
 
 
March 21, 2016
Associated Press
 
NEW YORK — A judge brokered a last-minute deal on Monday to dismiss criminal charges against a woman for jailhouse confrontations with guards during the three years she spent awaiting trial on Rikers Island, much of it in solitary confinement, before being acquitted by a jury and freed last spring.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
HealthDay
March 24, 2016
 
Higher levels of the mother-child bonding hormone oxytocin during pregnancy may be associated with increased risk of postpartum depression in some women, researchers say.
 
 
Science Daily
March 23, 2016
 
Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new research.
 
 
Gay Times Magazine
March 24, 2016
 
New research published this morning reports that LGB adults are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety or depression in comparison to their heterosexual counterparts.
 
 
OPINION
 
Psychology Today
March 24, 2016
 
Typing expands communication horizons for people with autism.
 
 
Law Street
March 22, 2016
 
Every year 38,000 people in the United States kill themselves. In America, we have more people who are victims of suicide than are victims of homicide. Or car accidents. Or prostate cancer. Yet mental health care in the United States: how and whether it works, how it is funded, and  the challenges it faces, is rarely discussed. It isn’t something that we like to talk about.
 
 
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
March 24, 2016
 
Violence exposure as either victims or witnesses often lead to developing symptoms of trauma as a result. Given that the vast majority of juvenile justice-involved youth are likely to have extensive histories of violence exposure, it is safe to say that trauma is a critical issue facing this population.
 
FEATURES
 
Science of Us
March 24, 2016
 
Part of the reason misinformation and rumors thrive about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the insidious way the condition manifests itself. All of which brings us to an article in Spectrum, a site devoted to covering autism research, about a placental test for autism that is gaining a lot of attention — and not in a good way.
 
 
Pacific Standard
March 24, 2016
 
The criminalization of simple disciplinary matters in American K-12 bears especially hard on disabled and minority students. In South Carolina, at long last, that pattern could be changing.
 
 
MIND blog, Scientific American
March 23, 2016
 
A close brush with jury duty leads a neuroscientist to ponder what happens the legal concept of guilt runs up against scientific notions of responsibility and free will.
 
 
NPR
March 23, 2016
 
Experiencing the world as a different gender than the one assigned to you at birth can take a toll. Nearly all research into transgender individuals' mental health shows poorer outcomes. A new study looking specifically at transgender women, predominantly women of color, only further confirms that reality.
 
 
Brown Daily Herald
March 24, 2016
 
A Project LETS chapter was established at Brown in early 2015. The group consists of about 30 peer mental health advocates who specialize in different areas, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Each specialty group hosts two panels or workshop events every semester to raise awareness and inform the student community about a particular issue.
 
 
Mic
March 23, 2016
 
If you have mental health issues, you're not alone. More importantly, you're not "weird." And you're not a social leper. Mental health issues affect tens of millions of adults in the United States each year. Mental illness can be genetic, triggered by experience or thrust upon us with no apparent warning during the most stressful stages of our lives.


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