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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Conversation
April 8, 2016
 
In fact, when looked at in the round, molecular genetic research simply does not support the standard “genes for schizophrenia” story that makes good copy for journalists.
 
 
Daily Dot
April 10, 2016
 
I’m a neuroscientist who has been blogging about the brain for the past eight years. Over this time I’ve noticed a steady increase in the number of neuroscience-themed commercial products.
 
 
New York Times
April 8, 2016
 
The controversial ‘Triple Package’ theory of why some people thrive is finally rigorously debunked.

 

 
TEXAS
 
Houston Chronicle
April 9, 2016
 
"Many soldiers who need mental health care go out of their way to avoid it," Stajura wrote in an online UCLA campus editorial. "The stigma associated with mental health issues is alive and well, despite top-level efforts to address it."
 
 
Houston Press
April 11, 2016
 
Before the schizophrenia set in, Tyrone Dolphin was on a full-ride football scholarship at Western New Mexico University, studying to become an aeronautical engineer. Her son is now 43 and homeless.
 
 
Texas Tribune
April 8, 2016
 
Time spent in psychiatric facilities by abused children is up from six years ago, an effect of increased federal scrutiny of the foster care program and new restrictions on placing abused children in the care of relatives.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Post-Crescent
April 10, 2016
 
In September 1999, a man with untreated mental illness shot and killed seven people before dying by suicide at a Baptist church in Fort Worth, Texas. Seeing an obvious problem, the mayor there tasked mental health providers with improving the network of service so no one else fell through the cracks.
 
 
KQED
April 11, 2016
 
Lawyers for immigrant children say kids in ORR detention don’t have the legal protections they should. And prolonged detention can be psychologically damaging, according to child advocates.
 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
 
CBC
April 11, 2016
 
The Canadian military has discharged a soldier suffering from severe depression without a medical release, which means he is not eligible for long-term disability support, re-education, retraining or other benefits.
 
 
Independent
April 11, 2016
 
Academic heads at the London School of Economics (LSE) are under pressure to reform rules around wellbeing after a “severely mentally ill” student was reportedly evicted from halls against the advice of two NHS medical health professionals.
 
 
BBC News
April 11, 2016
 
Sarah Green was a 17-year old girl who died as a result of self-harming while an inpatient in a mental health unit. The BBC's Panorama has been given access to Sarah's diary, which shows how she was failed by the child and adolescent mental health system in England.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Medscape
April 11, 2016
 
Even mild infections significantly increase the risk of later developing schizophrenia and mood disorders, results of a large, population-based registry study indicate.
 
 
NPR
April 11, 2016
 
There's very little data on children who have fully socially transitioned, says Kristina Olson, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. Olson got interested in the subject when a friend's 10-year-old was transitioning from male to female
 
 
Medical Xpress
April 11, 2016
 
Recently, a population study from the Trimbos Institute showed that around two-thirds of Dutch adults are currently not flourishing. Professor Bohlmeijer, professor of mental health: "The results of a nationwide experimental study conducted by the University of Twente now shows that we can achieve a lasting increase in the number of people who are flourishing by giving them a self-help course based on positive psychology."
 
 
Medscape
April 8, 2016
 
Researchers have developed and validated a novel hybrid computational research method to aid in discovering the causes of psychiatric disorders and pinpointing relevant treatment targets.
 
 
OPINION
 
Algemeiner
April 11, 2016
 
Why do we think so negatively about psychiatrists that we still insult them by calling them shrinks? Some medics might be quacks, but we don’t generally refer to them as witches!
 
 
Medscape
April 8, 2016
 
Those of you who've followed my blog posts before have read that I have a three-medication rule: After exceeding three medications, I think the psychiatrist is the major problem.
 
 
New York Times
April 9, 2016
 
AS a child I was schooled constantly in how different mothers and fathers were. TV shows spelled it out. So did examples and conversations all around me, including in my own home.
 
 
FEATURES
 
Children’s Mental Health Network
April 8, 2016
 
The Pathways Transition Training Collaborative at the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures has developed Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood, a series of 10 online training modules.
 
 
Depression Comix
April 8, 2016
 
“…Sis, I feel a huge weight on my chest…I think I’m falling for someone.”
 
 
Mental Illness Happy Hour
April 7, 2016
 
(AUDIO) For many years the ex-highway patrolman's beat was the Golden Gate Bridge. He shares about the encounters he had with people who wanted to jump and how he learned to get some of them to open up and change their minds.
 
 
New York Times
April 8, 2016
 
Angela Duckworth was teaching math when she noticed something intriguing: The most successful students weren’t always the ones who displayed a natural aptitude; rather, they displayed something she came to think of as grit.
 
 
New York Times
April 8, 2016
 
Toni Grant, one of the first nationally renowned radio psychologists, whose advice on relations between the sexes was celebrated as refreshingly traditional in some quarters and castigated as appallingly pre-feminist in others, died on March 27 in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 73.


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