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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL​
 
Texas Observer
April 14, 2016
 
Child deaths while in state custody are on the rise as a troubled Department of Family and Protective Services struggles to cope, but Texas is moving forward with plans for the department to license immigrant detention centers as child care providers.
 
 
Discover
April 14, 2016
 
According to a growing body of research, regular meditation improves the wellbeing of military members — both active duty and those who have previously served.
 
 
Quartz
April 15, 2016
 
Researchers and specialists have understood for some time that a parent’s incarceration can have a severe impact on a child. But the sheer scale of the problem in America today is unprecedented, as the country’s policy of mass incarceration over the past three decades consigns so many children to devastating problems, ranging from crippling PTSD to homelessness.
 
 
TEXAS
 
KVUE
April 14, 2016
 
A small group of UT students are hoping to make a big impact by creating prank videos to help raise awareness about mental illness.
 
 
Texas Tribune
April 15, 2016
 
Policy vultures — the people and organizations ready to pounce on news that attracts public attention to their causes — are fast.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Springfield News-Sun
April; 14, 2016
 
Establish a "mental health critical response unit" and make changes to the 911 system so officers and dispatchers are better prepared to deal with mental health issues.
 
 
Phys.org
April 14, 2016
 
California's investment in a social marketing campaign to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness may provide the state with positive economic benefits by increasing employment and worker productivity, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
 
 
HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
The Hill
April 15, 2016
 
Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL
 
Irish Examiner
April 15, 2016
 
A union representing psychiatric nurses is calling for the establishment of a dedicated minister for mental health, and says the government strategy for delivering better services fails to implement key elements of its plan — 10 years since its launch.
 
 
Guardian
April 15, 2016
 
One aid worker in the refugee camps of Lebanon fears that needs are still growing while funds run low.
 
 
NPR
April 14, 2016
 
Occasionally former captives go back to their homes, but often they end up in one of 17 camps in Nigeria set up to assist the thousands of residents displaced by war and terrorism in the country. The UNICEF report examined attitudes toward the former kidnap victims and their children, who were born of conflict-related sexual violence.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
ScienceDaily
April 14, 2016
 
New research reveals the severe mental health problems experienced by men and women trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labor, including high levels of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
 
 
Kaiser Permanente
April 15, 2016
 
A large study from Kaiser Permanente, involving more than 7 million adults, found significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions based on the race and ethnicity of the patients. The new study published in the journal Psychiatric Services, also found that regardless of race or ethnicity, patients were more than twice as likely to receive medication for a mental health condition than formal psychotherapy.
 
 
Pacific Standard
April 15, 2016
 
New research confirms that electrical stimulation of the brain can enhance creativity — but only if we’re really trying.
 
 
OPINIONS
 
El Paso Times
April 14, 2016
 
April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. It is a time we dedicate to learning about the issues and situations surrounding the abuse and neglect of one of the most vulnerable populations in our midst – our children.
 
 
Psychology Today
April 14, 2016
 
Work gives meaning to life—especially for people with serious mental illness.
 

FEATURES
 
Good News Network
April 14, 2016
 
People can check out a lot more than books at the San Francisco Public Library — they can find housing and mental health care, too.
 
 
Brain Pickings
April 14, 2016
 
“The springs of our reaction to music lie deeper than thought.”
 
 
Root
April 14, 2016
 
At one of the National Action Network convention’s most popular discussions, panelists talked about trauma, God and healing in the African-American community.
 
 
Huffington Post
April 14, 2016
 
Religions and philosophers have long praised the virtue of patience; now researchers are starting to do so as well.
 
 
Newsweek
April 15, 2016
 
In early April, Cara Delevingne boldly opened up to her five million Twitter followers about her battle with depression and almost immediately created an impact. As a public figure with a young fan base, the model-turned-actress put a face and voice to a subject matter that purportedly affects 20 percent of adolescents in any given year.


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