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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Texas Public Radio
April 15, 2016
 
It was a hospital — but to psychologist Inka Weissbecker it looked more like a prison. She had come to South Sudan to check out the country's only health facility for treating patients with mental illness.
 
 
Associated Press
April 17, 2016
 
The program — apparently unique among American cities — keeps tabs on a roster of people with psychiatric problems and a history of violence, hoping to help them before they reach a breaking point.
 
 
Pacific Standard
April 15, 2016
 
A widely derided editorial, a controversial series of articles, and delayed corrections have prompted critics to question the direction of the New England Journal of Medicine.
 
 
 
TEXAS
 
Killeen Daily Herald
April 16, 2016
 
The recent case of 17-year-old Meechaiel Khalil Criner, who was arrested by Austin police April 7 and charged with the murder of 18-year-old University of Texas student Haruka Weiser, has brought to light severe insufficiencies in the Child Protective Service’s foster care program in Central Texas.
 
 
Dallas Morning News
April 15, 2016
 
Millions of Texans could soon lose in-network coverage at dozens of hospitals and outpatient centers. That could double their out-of-pocket costs — or worse.
 
 
Associated Press
April 18, 2016
 
Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations, which may run afoul of state law.
 

NATIONAL
 
New York Times
April 17, 2016
 
When Angela Collins and her partner wanted to have a child, they reached out to a sperm bank in Georgia to look for potential donors. They thought they had found the perfect match in Donor 9623, described as a man with an I.Q. of 160 who was healthy and working toward his Ph.D.
 
 
New York Times
April 15, 2016
 
The American Psychological Association has asked the Chicago lawyer who issued a scathing report about the organization’s involvement with government interrogation programs to review information that came to light after his findings were released and determine whether he should alter his conclusions
 
 
Wall Street Journal
April 18, 2016
 
The closely held Corona, Calif.-based company, which does business as Aurora Behavioral Health Care, owns and operates 14 acute psychiatric hospitals in Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada and Texas.
 
 
PsychCentral
April 16, 2016
 
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) clinicians have designed a new program to help returning veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or mild traumatic brain injury. The program uses a holistic approach and includes four main components: evidence-based treatment for psychological health, healing arts, wellness, and community engagement. 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL
 
Guardian
April 18, 2016
 
As the economy plummets professionals say an ‘unprecedented’ number of male clients are breaking taboos to seek support. IWPR reports.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Managed Care
April 15, 2016
 
A large study from Kaiser Permanente, involving more than seven million adults, found significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions based on the race and ethnicity of the patients.
 
 
HealthDay
April 16, 2016
 
Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment.
 
 
HealthDay
April 16, 2016
 
Popular 12-step program for problem gamblers may not address related needs, research suggests.
 
 
Deric’s Mind Blog
April 18, 2016
 
John Bohannon summarizes the interesting story of two researchers, who after finding that a study on reversing homophobia was based on fake data, went ahead to find that the effect claimed by the fraudulent study was real after all.
 
 
OPINION
 
Honolulu Civil Beat
April 17, 2016
 
Being a state of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean carries with it many challenges, and a big one is ensuring access to critical health care services despite limited providers who are often concentrated in Honolulu.
 
 
Psychology Today
April 18, 2016
 
One of the problems that limit our ability to develop new treatments for late-life depression is that models of depression are primarily based on studies of younger adults even though the symptoms and physiology change with age.
 
 
FEATURES
 
 
Depression Comix
April 15, 2016
 
Our big dream was that we would be in a band. Except it seems like she actually did it.
 
 
The Batt
April 17, 2016
 
The road to recovery is long for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and one veteran, is walking 628 miles around Texas to prove that.
 
 
Texas Public Radio
April 17, 2016
 
This soap, called Bahati (that's the main character's name) doesn't just tell the story. After each episode, a local host talks about how depression factors into the characters' lives and talks about what can be done to make things better.
 
 
Texas Public Radio
April 18, 2016
 
This week, an unusual coalition of corrections officers and policy experts will come together in Washington, D.C., with one common goal in mind — to limit the use of solitary confinement for juveniles.
 
 
NPR
April 15, 2016
 
Her nursing manager points out that a 2007 study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that 24 percent of ICU nurses and 14 percent of general nurses tested positive for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.


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