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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

March, 2016

 

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Washington Post
March 22, 2016
 
The computer screen and joystick are similar to those used with many virtual-reality games. It's just that at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the players compete while lying inside a highly sensitive MRI scanner.
 
 
Influence
March 22, 2016
 
Talk about crazy: Even after the tobacco industry was cornered into revealing in 2007 that it had targeted mentally ill people for decades with fake science and free cigarettes, the puffing continued apace.
 
 
Psychology Today
March 21, 2016
 
We must develop empathy marketplaces to address a looming mental health crisis.
 
 
New York Times
March 21, 2016
 
The conventional wisdom is that a good candidate must be able to feel your pain. But there are a couple of problems with the conventional wisdom.

 
HOGG FOUNDATION
 
Houston Chronicle
March 21, 2016
 
(Subscription) In 2009, a team of researchers set out to answer one of the thorniest questions at the intersection of mental health policy and race: Is the practice of involuntary outpatient commitment used more often with African-Americans than whites? And if so, what does that mean?
 
 
TEXAS
 
Texas Public Radio
March 22, 2016
 
The Texas Legislature provided an additional $244 million in funding to state agencies involved with assessing and treating mental health issues among children and teenagers.   But according to the House-Select Committee on Mental Health, much of that money is not being utilized by families whose children may be suffering from some form of mental illness.
 
 
Newsweek
March 22, 2016
 
A Texas man accused of killing a city worker was executed on Tuesday night, despite his lawyers' argument that he should be spared death due to mental illness.
 
 
Denton Record-Chronicle
March 22, 2016
 
Hood said that he sees part of himself in Adam Ward. The pastor, now in his 30s, has bipolar disorder and has taken medication for the mental illness since he was 24 years old.
 
 
Associated Press
March 22, 2016
 
The estranged wife of internationally renowned pianist Vadym Kholodenko sought mental treatment the day before their two young daughters were found dead in the family’s North Texas home, police said Tuesday.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Washington Post
March 23, 2016
 
Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, has become a key tool in curbing overdoes resulting from the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.
 

INTERNATIONAL
 
Buzzfeed
March 23, 2016
 
The Department for Education’s mental health “champion” has criticised the government for failing to acknowledge the role social inequality plays in the issues faced by young people with mental health problems.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
ScienceDaily
March 23, 2016
 
Commonly used antidepressants, known as 'selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors', are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes, according to new research.
 
 
CNN
March 22, 2016
 
If you have ever suffered from postpartum depression or anxiety or know somebody who has, you no doubt have wondered what causes the destructive disorders that impact as many as one in five women. Why do some women experience them when others don't? Could there be a way to predict who might suffer from them?
 
 
PsyBlog
March 22, 2016
 
The more that intelligent people socialise with their friends, the less satisfied they are with life, new research finds.
 
 
Scientific American
March 22, 2016
 
When making decisions, we often don’t consider how the time of day might affect our choices. Rather, we decide on a time based on what’s most convenient to us. Yet recent research suggests that time of day has an important effect on our behavior and the actions of others.
 
 
OPINION
 
Dallas Morning News
March 22, 2016
 
No more excuses, please. Hospital suicides and other unsafe conditions can be prevented if best practices are followed.
 
 
Austin American-Statesman
March 23, 2016
 
My experience on the bench has shown me that it is not fair to simply blame the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. CPS has many caring, courageous caseworkers and supervisors who do not get paid enough for their hard work on behalf of children and families.
 
 
Dallas Morning News
March 22, 2016
 
Researchers are starting to answer some important questions about our brains: how the roughly three pound organ develops quickly in our early years but keeps renewing itself as we age; how the frontal lobe impacts higher-order thinking; how poverty can limit the wiring of the brain. But as much as we are learning, we struggle to own up these realities as a society.
 
 
Guardian
March 22, 2016
 
A business failure is always a personal failure for many founders – and pressure to succeed means mental health problems are often ignored.
 
 
Pacific Standard
March 23, 2016
 
When public discourse links mental disorders with violence or "craziness," it adversely—and unfairly—affects the lives of millions of people.
 
 
FEATURES
Atlantic
March 22, 2016
 
Long-haul trucking can leave workers vulnerable to a host of mental-health issues, but the demands of the job often mean they have trouble accessing care.
 
 
BPS Research Digest
March 23, 2016
 
When calling an ambulance, every second counts. So when an ambulance service in South Africa wanted to speed up their response time, who did they call? Psychologists, of course.
 
 
Psychology Today
March 22, 2016
 
In the last few years, we have taken a big leap in understanding and supporting maternal mental health and family well-being. But when it comes to supporting new fathers, we remain in the Dark Ages.


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