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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Office of Minority Health
Date of Chat: 1 p.m., Central Time, April 14, 2016
 
Tweet using #NMHM16Chat. We invite all across the nation to join with the HHS Office of Minority Health to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and how we are working together to accelerate health equity.
 
 
Washington Post
April 13, 2016
 
There’s a crisis gripping a small indigenous community in Northern Ontario: The Attawapiskat First Nation, home to fewer than 2,000 people, is struggling with a suicide epidemic.
 
 
BPS Research Digest
April 14, 2016
 
A US-based clinical psychologist has published an extraordinary essay in the journal Psychosis in which he claims to have experienced 17 bouts of mania or "mood elevation" between 1997 and 2015 without any intervening instances of depression.
 
 
Science of Us
April 12, 2016
 
A growing body of research in cognitive science illuminates the physical and mental toll bland cityscapes exact on residents. Generally, these researchers argue that humans are healthier when they live among variety.
 
 
TEXAS
 
Austin American-Statesman
April 13, 2016
 
Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials say they have no choice but to carry out the will of lawmakers and cut $350 million from the state’s Medicaid program.
 
 
NAMI Texas
April 14, 2016
 
 
The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Texas (NAMI Texas) was awarded a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation for the development, production and distribution of the fifth edition of the book, “Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness: An Analysis and Guide.”
 
 
AustinInno
April 13, 2016
 
An Austin-based company is taking on the leading cause of disability worldwide. And it's not a biotech company.
 
 
Patch
April 13, 2016
 
Community response following the death of a University of Texas-Austin student last week has been swift. At least one reaction wasn't so expected: The smattering of homeless people along the main artery fronting campus have been demonized by some.
 
 
Austin American-Statesman
April 13, 2016
 
Sometime on March 24, a Texas Child Protective Services caseworker called police in Killeen to alert them that a teen named Meechaiel Criner had vanished from a therapeutic foster home where he had been living.
 
 

INTERNATIONAL
 
ABC News
April 13, 2016
 
A young Zimbabwean who has set off on a run to raise funds for mental health patients says her friends think she is crazy trying to do 724 kilometers (450 miles) in 17 days.
 
 
The Guardian
April 14, 2016
 
Broadcaster told US interviewer ‘self-pity is the ugliest emotion’ in people offended or upset by violence or rape in drama.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
ABC News
April 13, 2016
 
A young Zimbabwean who has set off on a run to raise funds for mental health patients says her friends think she is crazy trying to do 724 kilometers (450 miles) in 17 days.
 
 
The Guardian
April 14, 2016
 
Broadcaster told US interviewer ‘self-pity is the ugliest emotion’ in people offended or upset by violence or rape in drama.
 
 
OPINION
 
Austin American-Statesman
April 13, 2016
A restorative model that is person-centered and community-focused is a viable approach to help begin healing the individuals, families and communities that have been impacted by incarceration.
 
 
Shape
April 13, 2016
 
Experts are calling it an "emerging issue" that's likely to grow with an aging population.
 
 
Mad in America
April 13, 2016
 
Why, despite the fact that the vast majority of people diagnosed with a mental illness have suffered from some form of childhood trauma, is it still so difficult to talk about? Why, despite the enormous amount of research about the impact of trauma on the brain and subsequent effect on behaviour, does there seem to be such an extraordinary refusal for the implication of this research to change attitudes towards those who are mentally ill?
 
 
FEATURES
 
Tech Crunch
April 13, 2016
 
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall paid a visit to Silicon Valley this week to explore opportunities and potential partnerships with tech companies around mental health issues.
 
 
Psych Central
April 14, 2016
 
The feeling conveyed in your voice makes more impact and is remembered longer than the words actually spoken. That’s why you can’t always recall the exact words spoken, but clearly remember how you felt.
 
 
Pacific Standard
April 13, 2016
 
We tend to see homesickness today as a sign of weakness or immaturity, but it wasn’t always that way.
 
 
Science of Us
April 13, 2016
 
In part, playing video games is about allowing the player to become someone (or something) else — a hedgehog, a small mustachioed man in overalls, whatever. Some researchers, though, are banking on the fact that the opposite situation — playing with a video-game character exactly like you — may be a powerful therapeutic tool.
 
 
NPR
April 13, 2016
 
Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.


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