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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Mental Health Daily
April 4, 2016
 
One thing that I remember, from my experience going to Alternatives 2013, was my shock that a conference that seemed so “alternative” and countercultural in various ways was funded by the federal government. It seemed like an aberration, and it also struck me as a vulnerability.
 
 
Chicago Tribune
April 1, 2016
 
Many in the education world talk about the power of expectations, expressing the belief that if adults in a school expect students to succeed, then students will rise to that expectation, and if adults expect failure -- well, that, too, can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
 
 
Austin American-Statesman
April 4, 2016
 
Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He's a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms. Yet now he's a willing recruit in a fledgling effort to see if the gun community itself can help Colorado and other Western states reduce their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates.
 
 
Aeon Magazine
April 4, 2016
 
The joys of motherhood quite literally wax and wane over time. If you had to guess, you might think that one of the most trying times for mothers is bringing home a new baby, given the sleep deprivation and the adjustment that comes with taking care of an infant. But some might be surprised to learn that our latest research shows the most challenging period of mothering comes during children’s middle-school years.
 

 

TEXAS
 
Houston Chronicle
April 3, 2016
 
Iglehart was convicted along with 12 others for their parts in a scheme that fraudulently billed Medicare for a psychiatric treatment called partial hospitalization program, which treats severe mental illness, according to the Department of Justice.
 
 
Odessa American
April 3, 2016
 
The Ector County Independent School Board of Trustees has approved a memorandum of understanding with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center that will ultimately provide psychiatric services on site at New Tech Odessa and Permian and Odessa high schools, although some details still have to be worked out.
 
 
FOX4News.com
April 1, 2016
 
Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk talked candidly for the first time about her battle with depression on Friday. Speaking to a large audience at a behavioral therapy seminar, the 45-year-old shared her struggle of her battle with mental illness.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Heights
April 3, 2016
 
The Mental Health Channel has given the University Counseling Services (UCS) of Boston College its new documentary series, Stories of the Mind, to show to students prior to its official release on PBS in 2017.
 
 
Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2016
 
New details emerged Saturday about a strange series of events last week that left Shehada Issa in jail and his wife and son dead. Information from law enforcement agencies and interviews with neighbors suggested that a long-brewing mix of drugs, mental illness, homophobia and extreme family dysfunction had finally led to a tragic result.
 
 
Associated Press
March 31, 2016
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A coalition of groups has launched an ad campaign against House Speaker Beth Harwell and other lawmakers over a controversial bill that would allow counselors to refuse to treat patients on the basis of "sincerely held religious beliefs." Opponents say the proposal would allow therapists to turn away people in crisis because they are gay, transgender or practice a different religion.
 
 
Connecticut Mirror
April 1, 2016
 
“Real data about the experiences of patients and doctors is necessary,” Dr. Reena Kapoor, president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, said in written testimony to legislators. It’s a view shared by other practitioners, mental health advocates, the insurance industry and the Connecticut Insurance Department, which has been collecting a wide range of data on mental health coverage.
 
 
Vox
April 1, 2016
 
An investigation by In These Times found that one in four working mothers goes back to work within two weeks of childbirth, usually due to financial pressures. But going back to work so soon can have nightmarish consequences for a new mother's physical and mental health.
 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
The Atlantic
April 4, 2016
 
On the Greek island of Lesbos, psychologists have only a few days to help the waves of arriving refugees before they move on.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Washington Post
April 2, 2016
 
One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. If you're wondering how you're perceived by others, research actually provides some clues.
 
 
Discover
April 2, 2016
 
Controlling for confounds is a widely-used technique in science. However, accordng to researchers Jake Westfall and Tal Yarkoni, there’s a major pitfall associated with the method.
 
 
ScienceDaily
April 3, 2016
 
Depression is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but as a person's depression improves -- or grows worse -- their risk for heart disease has remained largely unknown.
 
 
OPINION
 
Daily Texan
April 3, 2016
 
Capital trials sound like the height of democracy, being respectful yet high stakes contests. Frankly, they aren’t.
 
 
Houston Chronicle
April 2, 2016
 
Snow sprinkled the ground for the first Sandy Hook 5K on March 23, 2013. Runners shivered in the cold, even with gloves on, while waiting for the race to start. But something in the air, despite the low temperature, was comforting.
 
 
Irish Times
April 1, 2016
 
We think we’re destigmatising mental health issues by talking about anxiety and depression more, when all we are doing is destigmatising anxiety and depression and little else.
 
FEATURES
 
El Paso Times
April 3, 2016
 
Flotation therapy, which has been around for decades, is making a resurgence around the country, including El Paso.The float pod, which is often described as an "adult-sized womb," is devoid of light and sound for maximum relaxation.
 
 
Washington Post
April 3, 2016
 
One of the splashiest arrivals on the art-house circuit this year has been “Krisha,” Trey Edward Shults’s audacious, disquieting directorial debut, playing at Landmark’s West End Cinema. In the film, Shults plunges audiences into a disastrous Thanksgiving celebration, as the title character — a drug addict who has drifted in and out of recovery — returns to her Texas family and descends into a painful, protracted relapse.
 
 
Brain Pickings
April 4, 2016
 
“Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair… To have faith means to dare, to think the unthinkable, yet to act within the limits of the realistically possible.”
 
 
ABC Australia
April 4, 2016
 
Pictures of pills and portrayals of violence are often used by the media to illustrate stories about mental illness. But evidence is emerging that negative, stereotyped images often make people living with mental illness feel more isolated and alone.
 
 
Aeon Magazine
April 1, 2016
 
Busy, distracted, inattentive? Everybody has been since at least 1710 and here are the philosophers to prove it.


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