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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

July, 2016

​​DAILY SPECIAL
 
Huffington Post
July 14, 2016
 
Police are being used as a backstop for the shredded safety net and it creates situations they are not equipped to handle and shouldn’t be expected to.
 
 
Mental Health Daily: Head Space
July 15, 2016
There are many ways to frame autism. This video makes a compelling case that one useful way to frame the condition is that it involves being awake, too debilitatingly awake, to the world.
 
 
U.S. News & World Report
July 14, 2016
 
Mounting evidence shows the link between the mind and body weight.
 
 
 

 
TEXAS
 
 
Houston Chronicle
July 14, 2016
 
The federal government wants Texas to spend taxpayer dollars more efficiently, setting up a showdown that could trigger a financial crisis for the state and its hospitals. The fed's argument is simple: providing health care coverage to the working poor costs less than reimbursing hospitals when those same people can't pay their medical bills.
 
 
KSAT
July 13, 2016
 
State jail inspectors made an unannounced visit to the Bexar County jail this week following the suicides of two inmates in the past two weeks.
 
 
Fox 7
July 15, 2016
 
From this vantage point it's impossible to see the problem. But now, for the first time, the child abuse problem in Austin has been pinpointed.
 
 
Austin Chronicle
July 15, 2016
 
People with disabilities represented more than a fifth of the population in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet, that year, only a quarter of those with disabilities voted in the general election – far less than those without a disability.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Voice of America
July 15, 2016
 
U.S. President Barack Obama says the country is expecting too much from police, including answering society's problems.
 
 
Huffington Post
July 14, 2016
 
As the U.S. Surgeon General, it’s Vivek Murthy’s responsibility to provide Americans with the best information for maximizing their heath in every way. That’s exactly why Murthy has made emotional well-being a priority during his tenure.
 
 
NBC Bay Area
July 14, 2016
 
The San Francisco jail system serves as a "default mental institution" due to the high number of inmates with mental health problems and needs better staffing, training and procedures for communicating and tracking information about inmates to handle the load, according to a Civil Grand Jury report released Thursday.
 
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Neuroscience News
July 14, 2016
 
MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, promotes strong feelings of empathy in users and is classified as a Schedule 1 drug–a category reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. But two researchers call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA’s effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.
 
 
OPINION
 
UT Austin News
July 14, 2016
 
Everyone agrees that we should do all we can to improve the care we provide our veterans. But not everyone understands the barriers that exist that prevent patients from receiving quality care, namely access to health care.
 
 
Huffington Post
July 14, 2016
 
When freedom is only available to those who can afford it, many end up paying with their lives.
 
 
FEATURES
 

Whether it’s hoping for a movie to bomb, laughing when a star athlete on a competitor’s team is injured, taking delight in the Facebook post of a rival suffering misfortune (or receiving comeuppance, depending on your perspective) – or loving it when Ned Flanders’ Leftorium goes under -- deriving a little joy from the failures of those we deem competitors can give us a boost of self-esteem and self-affirmation.
 
 
New York Times
July 13, 2016
 
Started in 2006, Antioch’s program is, to its leaders’ knowledge, the country’s first and only graduate-level L.G.B.T.-affirming clinical psychology specialization. Yet it is part of a growing trend in highly specialized psychotherapy, which in recent years has become especially pronounced with regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.
 
 
Psychology Today
July 14, 2016
 
Living successfully in the world as an introvert requires balancing our need for solitude with our need for community—and our community's need for us.
 
 
Psychotherapy Networker
July 14, 2016
 
Cases of intimate betrayal require therapists to reach a balance between validating their clients’ pain and empowering them to improve their lives. If you don’t validate their experience enough, betrayed clients will resist your best therapeutic efforts, feeling you don’t understand their pain. However, if you validate their emotional suffering too much, they may get stuck in their intense and immediate pain.


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