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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health News
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Austin

August, 2011


Today's Clips - August 12, 2011

 

This summary of recent news and research articles on mental health topics was prepared as a public service by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Stories from other media sources do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the foundation and its staff. Media sites may require a one-time free registration and academic and science journal sites may require a paid subscription to access articles.

 

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HOGG FOUNDATION

 

Current Opening: Grants and Contracts Specialist

August 12, 2011

 

The Hogg Foundation is seeking a grants and contract specialist. This position will assist the assistant director of finance and operations by implementing grant functions to ensure accurate funding of financial and programmatic activities funded by the foundation.

http://utdirect.utexas.edu/pnjobs/pnjobsvw.WBX?job_nbr=11-08-11-01-9159 

 

 

TEXAS NEWS

 

As prison closes, could others be next?

Austin American-Statesman

August 12, 2011

 

SUGAR LAND - ... The construction of a prison psychiatric hospital during the 1990s "in the middle of a cornfield" not far from the Central Unit "will be a decision I think we'll regret," Whitmire said. ... Madden said other opportunities may emerge as other rural prisons become urban, in a shift that benefits community-based rehabilitation and treatment programs that have proven successful in reducing recidivism in Texas.

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/as-prison-closes-could-others-be-next-1730178.html 

 

 

Parkland memo: Federal inspectors say patients' health, lives jeopardized

Dallas Morning News

August 12, 2011

 

Parkland Memorial Hospital says a federal investigation found that its staff put emergency-room patients at risk of death and failed to follow basic sanitary steps such as hand-washing to avoid spreading potentially lethal infections. Hospital officials made those disclosures and others in a memo circulated internally Thursday. The document, obtained by The Dallas Morning News, was Parkland's own summary of deficiencies cited in a government inspection report.

http://www.dallasnews.com/investigations/headlines/20110812-parkland-memo-federal-inspection-found-that-staff-jeopardized-patients-health-lives.ece?action=reregister 

 

 

UT Southwestern Loses Millions in State Funding

Texas Tribune

August 10, 2011

 

Losing $31 million in state aid leads the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to lay off more than 100 employees and eliminate 250 vacant positions.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legislature/82nd-legislative-session/day-10-texas-lawmakers-slash-31m-state-support/ 

 

 

Dallas domestic violence shelter focuses on immigrant, refugee populations

Dallas Morning News

August 11, 2011

 

... All three eventually fled to Mosaic Family Services, which focuses on immigrant and refugee victims of domestic violence. The Dallas nonprofit runs a 35-bed shelter and provides counseling and legal services at no cost.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20110811-dallas-domestic-violence-shelter-focuses-on-immigrant-refugee-populations.ece 

 

 

Far right questions Perry's immigration record

Longview News Journal

August 12, 2011

 

McALLEN (AP) For all of his rock-solid conservative credentials, Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have an Achilles' heel: immigration. ... Illegal immigrants have access to services for drug treatment, mental health and children with special health care needs.

http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/article_71328dd6-0f3f-5d43-8f6f-ca0dc850fd66.html 

 

 

The Clash Between Police, the Mentally-Ill

My Fox Houston

August 11, 2011

 

... Johnson's case is an extreme instance of what could happen when you mix law enforcement officers with the mentally-ill. That's why Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia is pushing for funding to change how his deputies approach those with mental issues. "It's unfair to expect a police officer to have the same results a clinician would have," Garcia said. Garcia wants county commissioners to unfreeze his budget so he can rehire 3 deputies.

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/110811-the-clash-between-police-the-mentally-ill 

 

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Va health official says negotiations over disabled housing moving slower than expected

The Washington Post

August 11, 2011

 

RICHMOND, Va. - A top health official says it will be at least the fall before Virginia could reach a settlement with the Department of Justice regarding civil rights violations the agency found at homes for the mentally and physically disabled.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-health-official-says-negotiations-over-disabled-housing-moving-slower-than-expected/2011/08/12/gIQADYQuAJ_story.html 

 

 

NY court backs sex offender civil confinement

San Antonio Express News

August 11, 2011

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A midlevel New York court has upheld state confinement of mentally deficient sex offenders who have not been convicted of an underlying sex crime. The five Appellate Division justices on Thursday reversed a judge and reinstated the state petition for mandatory civil confinement of a man identified as "Daniel OO.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/NY-court-backs-sex-offender-civil-confinement-1876781.php 

 

 

Attorney: Soldier Accused of Murder 'Was Cracking'

The New York Times

August 11, 2011

 

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - An Army sergeant charged with fatally shooting five service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq does not deserve the death penalty, a defense attorney said Thursday, arguing his client's actions could not have been premeditated because of his deteriorating mental health.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/08/11/us/AP-US-Iraq-Shooting-Hearing.html?scp=9&sq=mental&st=nyt 

 

 

Family of Vt. man killed by police appeal lawsuit

San Antonio Express-News

August 11, 2011

 

CORINTH, Vt. (AP) - The family of a mentally ill Vermont man shot to death by Vermont State Police troopers is asking a federal appeals court to order a wrongful death trial.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Family-of-Vt-man-killed-by-police-appeal-lawsuit-1872856.php 

 

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

Health On The Hill: "Super Committee": Recipe For Gridlock Or Potential For Consensus?

Kaiser Health News

August 11, 2011

 

KHN's Mary Agnes Carey and Politico Pro's David Nather talk to Jackie Judd about the now complete "super committee" and what it may mean for Medicare and Medicaid.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2011/August/11/081111-health-on-the-hill-super-committee.aspx 

 

 

Judge allows cuts to Arizona's Medicaid program

The Arizona Republic

August 11, 2011

 

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Wednesday refused to block cuts to the state Medicaid program, saying a voter-approved law requiring health coverage for Arizonans below the poverty level doesn't force the Legislature to pay for it. Judge Mark Brain's ruling means an enrollment cap for childless adults will remain in place, eliminating an estimated 110,000 people from the rolls in the coming year and freezing out an untold number of low-income Arizonans.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/08/10/20110810arizona-medicaid-cuts-judge-allows.html#ixzz1UjQTW3xS 

 

 

OPINIONS

 

A Scalpel, Not an Ax, for Medicaid

The New York Times

August 12, 2011

 

Many states are struggling to balance their budgets by curbing spending on Medicaid, a joint state-federal program that provides health insurance for the poor and disabled. They have little choice because Medicaid is one of their biggest, fastest-growing expenses. The risk is that injudicious cuts could harm their most vulnerable citizens. A lawsuit, which the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear in the coming term, will determine whether there is any recourse for Medicaid beneficiaries who may have less access to health care because of such cuts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/opinion/a-scalpel-not-an-ax-for-medicaid.html?_r=1&ref=opinion 

 

 

Overcrowded California Prisons and Mental Health

The Huffington Post

August 12, 2011

 

...I know I am not the only parent coping with a family member who suffers from a brain disorder and has been swept up in the criminal justice system. (See Pete Earley's book, "Crazy: A Father's Search through America's Mental Health Madness"). Remember that mental illness is a brain disorder, not a willful deficiency of morality. It is imperative that we educate prosecutors and judges about the behavioral effects of mental disorders, create mental health courts and find treatment for those who suffer from a brain disorder so they can be contributing members of society rather than a $50,000 a year drain on the public.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-murdock/mental-illness-in-prisons_b_923176.html 

 

 

Rick Perry's Abysmal Record on Women's Health

U.S. News & World Report

August 12, 2011

 

... And though Texas has the highest percent of its population without health insurance, the state is 49th in per capita spending on Medicaid, and dead last in per capita spending on mental health, according to the report.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/laura-chapin/2011/08/11/rick-perrys-absymal-record-on-womens-health 

 

 

Diet can help ADD kids more than drugs

Chicago Tribune

August 12, 2011

 

In my almost 20 years of practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, no topic has raised more confusion and alarm than diagnosing a child with attention deficit disorder. Many times, busy, two-career parents mistake a child's normal excitement and energy for the disorder. A phone call from school about their child's disruptive behavior sends them in a panic to the pediatrician. They demand something to fix their kid. Often after a short office visit, pediatricians comply and prescribe one of the many available medications. It doesn't have to be this way.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/fl-nbcol-attention-deficit-0812-20110812,0,206857.story 

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Depression Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Women

Science Daily News

August 11, 2011

 

Depressed women may face an increased risk of stroke, according to new research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110811162820.htm 

 

 

Major Increase In Hospitalization Rates For Children With Psychiatric Disorders

Medical News Today

August 12, 2011

 

Short-stay inpatient hospitalizations for children and adolescents with a psychiatric diagnosis increased significantly over a 12-year period (1996 to 2007) and decreased for the elderly, according to a report in the early online edition in Archives of General Psychiatry by Joseph C. Blader, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/232642.php 

 

 

Mixicity should be extended beyond bipolar I disorder'

Med Wire News

August 12, 2011

 

Bipolar I disorder patients with a lifetime history of exclusively mixed, but not manic, episodes are at increased risk for suicide and have higher comorbidity rates than other patients with the condition, study results show.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/93946/Psychiatry/%E2%80%98Mixicity_should_be_extended_beyond_bipolar_I_disorder%E2%80%99.html 

 

Gray matter loss due to substance use 'not increased in ARMS patients'

Med Wire News

August 12, 2011

 

Individuals in an at-risk mental state (ARMS) for psychosis do not show greater levels of gray matter loss associated with substance use than mentally healthy individuals, show UK study results.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/93947/Psychiatry/Gray_matter_loss_due_to_substance_use_%E2%80%98not_increased_in_ARMS_patients%E2%80%99.html 

 

 

FEATURES & RESOURCES

 

A family's secret has been set to music

Dallas Morning News

August 11, 2011

 

... In hindsight, 38-year-old Heather knows she wasn't just dealing with stage fright. It was mental illness. Back then she didn't have the word "anxiety" for the terror she felt. And she wouldn't have used a frightening, formal word like "depression" to label her long bouts of sadness. Heather grew up in Fort Worth as a preacher's kid, and a long family history of mental illness was the secret everyone silently agreed to keep. Her grandfather was just called "eccentric." The favorite aunt who came to live with her family for a while was said to be recuperating from "a hunting accident."

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20110811-a-familys-secret-has-been-set-to-music.ece 

 

 

Off to College

National Alliance on Mental Illness

August 11, 2011

 

... As a teen, I dealt with mental health conditions that culminated in moments where I came close to suicide. I didn't understand what I was feeling and I was unaware of how to ask for the appropriate help. I lived with extreme anxieties that led me to fear the scrutiny of my peers, whether real or merely perceived. To safeguard myself, I became increasingly more reclusive-even avoiding eating in the school cafeteria for two years. I turned all of my focus to my school work and did so well that most people didn't even realize I had a problem. It was a charade that I could only keep up for so long.

http://blog.nami.org/2011/08/off-to-college.html 

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