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Mental Health Daily
Daily Special

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
April 21, 2016
 
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce the first-ever PeerFest, which takes place April 25–28, 2016 in Corpus Christi, TX. The event is inspired by Alternatives, an annual national conference created by and for persons with lived mental health experience.
 
 
NPR
April 21, 2016
 
Two suicides in less than two weeks. To the people in these small towns, it felt like the beginning of something bad, something sickeningly familiar.
 
 
Pacific Standard
April 21, 2016
 
Racial minorities experience shorter lives, but until we can fix economic inequality there’s an easy way to improve this health crisis: better listening skills among doctors.
 
 
Dallas Morning News
 
Glenn Billingsley sat in his beat-up Grand Marquis on the side of the highway, somewhere past Weatherford, overwhelmed by the present, scared of the future and drawn to his past.
 
 
HOGG FOUNDATION
 
UT Austin News
April 21, 2016
 
What’s obscured by that simple and deceptive story is that the actual bail system in Texas (and nearly every other state) too often serves to punish poverty, exacerbate mental illness and burden the state with unnecessary costs while failing to make the public any safer.
 
 
TEXAS
 
KLRU
April 20, 2016
 
To bring light to the fact that May is Mental Health Month, KLRU — along with The Texas Tribune and The Mental Health Channel — will conduct a discussion about statewide mental health policy.
 
 
Dallas Morning News
April 20, 2016
 
In recent interviews, current and former workers have told The Dallas Morning News that a punitive culture in CPS’ North Texas operations has sent turnover spiraling, endangering children by piling unworkable caseloads on the employees who remain.
 
 
KXAN
April 20, 2016
 
Coping with higher numbers of high needs foster children is taxing resources across the entire state and Austin is “on the edge,” according to the outgoing Commissioner of the Department of Family Protective Services.
 
 
Austin Chronicle
April 22, 2016
 
"We realize homelessness is not illegal – it is a serious issue that covers addiction and mental health. But how do we feel confident that the students are safe while the city, which is the students' temporary home, resolves the issue?"
 

INTERNATIONAL
 
Guardian
April 20, 2016
 
Almost half of the asylum seeker children returned to Australia from Nauru’s detention centre – the public focus of the Let Them Stay campaign – have been diagnosed with a mental illness, the government has told parliament.

 
INTERNATIONAL
 
Star
April 19, 2016
 
In the wake of Attawapiskat’s youth suicide crisis, prime minister said his government would work with the provinces and territories to build the ranks of counsellors, psychiatrists and psychologists.
 
 
RESEARCH
Wall Street Journal
April 21, 2016
 
Studies of psychopaths and extreme altruists suggest that their behavior could be linked to the amygdala, part of the brain.
 
 
First Things
May 2016
 
The problem with science is that so much of it simply isn’t.
 
 
Lancet
April 20, 2016
 
Increasing specialist community services like crisis resolution, helping make the transition to adult services smoother for young people, and implementing clinical guidelines are just some of the service changes that are linked to significantly reduced suicide rates in mental health services in England over the last 16 years, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
 
 
Fast Company
April 21, 2016
 
I asked three experts to weigh in on whether mental health app makers have an ethical obligation to back up their claims with clinical evidence. Here's what they had to say.
 
 
Tech Times
April 21, 2016
 
Psychosomatic symptoms -- or the pain and aches triggered by mental distress -- experienced by an athlete before going through a head injury may prolong his or her recovery time, a new study suggests.
 
 
Paisano
April 20, 2016
 
For the past three years, the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in San Antonio has been injecting mice with methamphetamine.
 
 
OPINION
 
Daily Texan
April 20, 2016
 
Increasing funding to the CMHC to hire more counselors to serve students with mental health needs should also be a priority, along with investing more money in hiring top-notch faculty — which will be especially important in light of the deeply unpopular campus carry law, a headache for administrators which will be implemented in August.
 
 
Honolulu Civil Beat
April 21, 2016
 
We are considering a very dangerous bill that would jeopardize safe mental health care for Hawaii’s rural area patients. House Bill 1072, if passed, would allow psychologists to prescribe medications without a medical degree.
 
 
Psychology Today
April 20, 2016
 
Our need for certainty could be limiting our success and happiness.
 
 
FEATURES
 
Atlantic
May 2016
 
An essential quandary of social life is how to let others know we’re awesome, without letting them know we want them to know. Is there a way to harvest the reputational benefits of self-promotion while avoiding its costs?
 
 
Psychology Today
April 21, 2016
 
Some argue that minors do not understand the severity of their condition.
 
 
Medical News Today
April 21, 2016
 
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), formerly referred to as dysmorphophobia, is a severe psychiatric disorder that involves a preoccupation with an imagined defect in one's physical appearance.


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