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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Texas Jail Project
April 6, 2017
 
A new website, “Jailhouse Stories: Voices from Pretrial Detention in Texas,” has been released by Texas Jail Project. Collected over a two-year period, these powerful stories document a pattern of mistreatment and poor conditions experienced by those incarcerated in county jails while pretrial—innocent in the eyes of the law and awaiting their day in court.
 
 
Scientific American
April 7, 2016
 
There's a possible solution—but it would take a constitutional amendment to make it happen at the presidential level.
 
 
Psychology Today
April 6, 2016
 
Edward Bernays capitalized on his Uncle Sigmund Freud's theories to sell you products by making you self-conscious.
 
 
Psychotherapy Networker
April 6, 2016
 
When therapy goes wrong, it’s typically because we’ve entered our clients’ trance, joining them in their myopic misery. Therapy typically hangs on your ability to demonstrate more skill and awareness in using the trancelike qualities of human communication to move beyond the tunnel vision that can stall therapy and prevent change and healing from taking place.
 
 
TEXAS
 
People
April 6, 2016
 
University of Texas officials have increased counseling services for students after the body of a woman was found Tuesday morning in a creek on campus.
 
 
Daily Toreador
April 6, 2016
 
Mental health help is a common discussion on college campuses, but the legal side is often overlooked in the conversation.
 
 
Austin Chronicle
April 8, 2016
 
Cervantes is adamant about the importance of mental health, and sees the library as a kind of wellness space. In a school and neighborhood suffering under the various strains of poverty, the notion of wellness through literacy is striking.
 
 
Dallas Morning News
April 6, 2016
 
Tent City likely won’t be closed by May 4 after it became clear during a Dallas City Council briefing Wednesday that there is no plan for what to do with the more 200 people living in the sprawling homeless encampment under Interstate 45.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center
Date of Webinar: April 27, 2016
 
This webinar will highlight workforce development trends, challenges, and SAMHSA goals and strategies.  MFP Fellows will hear from two important spokespeople in the field and learn about current programs and initiatives that will help inform their professional practice and career development. 
 
 
VT Digger
April 6, 2016
 
The 60-year-old man, deemed incompetent to stand trial, spent 40 days in prison in 2014. A quarter of that time, he was held alone in his cell for most of each day. Now, the Vermont Human Rights Commission says his case shows reasonable grounds to find that multiple state departments discriminated against the man based on his disability.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
BPS Research Digest
April 7, 2016
 
To stereotype the mental health professions, psychiatrists tend to see mental health problems as being predominantly biological in nature, while clinical psychologists see them as caused more by social circumstances.
 
 
Neuroscience News
April 6, 2016
 
People prone to seeking stimulation and acting impulsively may have differences in the structure of their brains according to a study published in the April 6 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. What’s more, those differences may predispose them to substance abuse.
 
 
PsyBlog
April 6, 2016
 
Lithium, the standard treatment for bipolar disorder, does not calm this hypersensitivity in some patients, the researchers found.
 
 
Medical News Today
April 6, 2016
 
Results of a 2-year study on health and resilience in US veterans show that nearly 14% report having suicidal thoughts in one or both waves of the research.
 
 
Wall Street Journal
April 4, 2016
 
Adolescents whose mothers took certain antidepressants while pregnant with them are more than four times as likely to become depressed by age 15, compared with children whose mothers had psychiatric disorders but didn’t take the medication during pregnancy, according to a large new study.
 
 
OPINION
 
Urban Institute
April 4, 2016
 
Language is powerful. When we talk about people who come into contact with the criminal justice system and refer to them as “offenders,” “inmates,” or “convicts,” we cause these people’s offenses to linger long after they’ve paid their debt to society.
 
 
Nature
April 6, 2016
 
As threats to populations transcend national boundaries, it is crucial that responses to mental-health problems do too, say Pamela Y. Collins and Shekhar Saxena.
 
 
Guardian
April 7, 2016
 
We’re used to technology offering us fixes for life’s problems. But the growth in apps to ward off mental illness hides a gaping hole in access to treatment.
 
 
FEATURES
 
Neuroscience News
April 6, 2016
 
The reality of bipolar disorder is hard to fathom: five and a half million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains.
 
 
Psych Central
April 7, 2016
 
The U.S. government has a program which many know, broadly, about but are ignorant of the details. A little browsing and study may help you find the affordable health care you want.
 
 
USA Today
April 6, 2016
 
In September 2014, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety. According to my school counselor, who diagnosed me, I consistently tried to please others instead of prioritizing what was best for me and my future. I cared too much about what others wanted, which is why I felt like I had no control over my life.
 
 
Scientific American
April 7, 2016
 
It’s normal to care what important people in your life think of you. But if caring too much makes you stressed or you live your life by others’ expectations, it may be time to push back. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers nine ways to stop caring what other people think.


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