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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

May, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL​
 
Chicago Tribune
May 12, 2016
 
For years, Imani Boyette had no desire to follow her legendary mother's footsteps to the WNBA. Basketball? That's what the great Pamela McGee did, and Boyette always had resented her for it. Boyette was facing a bigger battle: a battle for her life. Sexual abuse and family dysfunction, she says, led to three suicide attempts between ages 10 and 15.
 
 
Influence
May 5, 2016
 
Julie Cobio Firkins prayed and then walked into a room to watch her 33-year-old husband die. “The video that you’re going to see is very sad,” she remembers the officer warning her—twice—before playing footage from a police bodycam. 
 
 
TEXAS
 
KENS
May 12, 2016
 
The Bexar County Jail averaged three suicide attempts a day as recently as last year, according to figures provided to the KENS 5 I-Team. The attempts, which range from verbal threats of suicide to actual physical attempts inside jail cells, remain high even as the jail has become the national model for how to screen inmates for mental health issues.
 
 
Monitor
May 12, 2016
 
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received initial accreditation for the first residency program in general psychiatry in the new School of Medicine. This is the first of several graduate programs in psychiatry planned for the school of medicine, which opens its doors this fall. Dr. Arden Dingle, UTRGV School of Medicine clinical professor of psychiatry and neurology, will lead the program and was involved in its entire development.
 
 
Reporting Texas
May 12, 2016
 
Francisco Gonzalez-Lima and his colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin are testing the use of lasers to treat people with anxiety, depression and even mental decline.
 
NATIONAL
 
New York Times
May 12, 2016
 
The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
 
 
Military Times
May 12, 2016
 
The Veterans Affairs Department expects to have data this summer that could erase the questionable statistic that 22 veterans die by suicide each day.
 
 
CT Post
May 13, 2016
 
The rate of denials by the state’s largest managed care insurers of requests for mental health services rose nearly 70 percent between 2013 and 2014, with an average of about one in 12 requests for prescribed treatment initially rejected, a new state report shows.
 
 
Forbes
May 13, 2016
 
One of the nation’s largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans has partnered with a behavioral health startup backed by Google GOOGL -0.37%’s venture arm and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy that helps primary care doctors better coordinate mental health treatment with psychiatrists.
 
 
ABC News
May 12, 2016
 
A hospital that treated a man who fatally stabbed two people at a home and mall and wounded several others says it has barred from the hospital a state contractor that provides mental health evaluations.
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL
 
RT
May 13, 2016
 
Denmark announced it will remove “transgender” from the country's official list of mental illnesses, saying it has run out of patience waiting on the WHO to make the change. The move will make Denmark the first nation in the world to make the amendment.
 
 
Guardian
May 13, 2016
 
When the Department for Education appointed Natasha Devon as children’s mental health champion, everyone was pleased. But her letters and calls to ministers went unanswered, and now she has been sacked. What went wrong?
 
 
RESEARCH
 
MindBlog
May 13, 2016
 
Providing some data relevant to debates over affirmative action, Levine et al. show that ethnic diversity can increase intelligent behaviors. Misfits between market prices and the true value of assets (market bubbles) are more likely in ethnically homogeneous than in diverse markets.
 
 
Neuroscience News
May 12, 2016
 
Many parents and teachers are critical of the Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) that have recently been taken by primary school children. One common complaint is that they are too hard.
 
 
Chicago Tribune
May 13, 2016
 
According to a recently published study, researchers found that children and adolescents have physical reactions to the social networks they perceive.


OPINION
 
Frontpage
May 13, 2016
 
What could account for this global outbreak of mental illness, that always manifests itself in similar ways? Authorities should start asking themselves why so many mentally ill people embrace Islamic jihad violence.
 
 
The Hill
May 13, 2016
 
As a pediatrician and advocate working with immigrant families, I see firsthand the deleterious toll on children who live under constant fear that the person who takes care of them could at any moment be taken away. 
 
 
Mind Brains
May 13, 2016
 
Many parents and teachers are critical of the Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) that have recently been taken by primary school children. One common complaint is that they are too hard.
 
 
FEATURES
 
USA Today
May 12, 2016
 
“Suicide is the third leading killer of college athletes,” Diamond told Science Daily. “That’s crazy to me — the third leading cause — and we almost never talk about it.”
 
 
Medscape
May 13, 2016
 
Hello. This is Dr Jeffrey Lieberman from Columbia University, speaking to you today for Medscape. The title of this post is "While Rome Burns," a reference to the Roman emperor Nero, who fiddled while the city was being destroyed.
 
 
Psych Central
May 12, 2016
 
Examining all of our myths frees us to go on to become more loving people and to enjoy loving relationships, without doubt, anguish, and confusion that the false beliefs regularly promote. To bust the myth of being unlovable, these are steps toward radical self-acceptance.
 
 
Mental Illness Happy Hour
May 13, 2016
 
The 32 year-old shares about breaking free from her mother (and their religion Christian Science) after years of her using scripture as a weapon to justify her neglectful, unempathetic and narcissistic parenting.
 
 
Psychology Today
May 12, 2016
 
When Richard Melville Hall was born in 1965, he had an impressive family legacy — his great-great-great-great-uncle was none other than Herman Melville, the famous author of Moby Dick, which eventually inspired Hall’s nickname, “Moby.” But the connection between Moby and Herman Melville goes beyond being blood relatives. Melville and Moby share something else; namely, a distillation and expression of existentialism as a way of understanding the human experience.

 

 


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