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March, 2012

Ima Hogg, the First Lady of Texas

Sweethearts of the West

March 26, 2012

 

... Her interest in mental health came from her father, who had read widely on mental health issues; during his terms as governor, Ima had often accompanied him on visits to state institutions, including charity hospitals and asylums for the mentally ill. Although her ideas on mental health would be considered mainstream today, in 1929 they were pioneering.

http://sweetheartsofthewest.blogspot.com/2012/03/ima-hogg-first-lady-of-texas.html 

 

 

TEXAS NEWS

 

Day 2: Supreme Court Looks at Affordable Care Act Case

Texas Tribune

March 27, 2012

 

...Below, we've Storified local reaction to the first day's events from various Texas players, including Attorney General Greg Abbott and Gov. Rick Perry. Take a look, and come back tomorrow for another summary.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-health-resources/health-reform-and-texas/day-2-supreme-court-takes-affordable-care-act-case/ 

 

 

CPS struggling with staffing shortage, backlog of 1,000 cases in Travis County

Austin American-Statesman

March 26, 2012

 

The state agency that investigates child abuse and neglect has about 1,000 cases in Travis County that have gone at least six months without being investigated beyond the state's initial contacts with children and families, a backlog created by understaffing in Austin.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/cps-struggling-with-staffing-shortage-backlog-of-1-2263503.html 

 

 

Lubbock County Juvenile Probation Office Awarded State Grant

KFYO

March 26, 2012

 

A Lubbock County group has received a sizable grant from the State. Lubbock County's Juvenile Probation Office has been awarded the $83,700 grant, for programs and services which are designed to prevent or intervene in at-risk juvenile behaviors. The Lubbock County Juvenile Probation Office will work with Child Protective Services, Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices, the YMCA, Lubbock ISD, and other area organizations to offer a parent counselor/literacy counselor, and other area help.

http://kfyo.com/lubbock-county-juvenile-probation-office-awarded-state-grant/

 

 

Inmates in Howard County Will Soon be Treated for Mental Health Issues

News West 9 - West Texas

March 26, 2012

 

HOWARD COUNTY - Inmates in Howard County will soon be treated for mental health issues. On Monday, County Commissioners approved a contract with West Texas Centers for Mental Health Services.

http://www.newswest9.com/story/17259901/inmates-in-howard-county-will-soon-be-treated-for-mental-health-issues 

 

 

Mother arrested after attack on 1-year-old is SMU grad diagnosed with schizophrenia

Dallas Morning News

March 27, 2012

 

...Busby's family said she was diagnosed with schizophrenia after traveling overseas for mission trips in Africa and Central America.

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2012/03/mother-arrested-after-child-st.html

 

 

Suspect in Gallery Furniture fire ruled incompetent to stand trial

Houston Chronicle

March 26, 2012

 

Robert Carroll Gillham, the Houston man accused of setting Mattress Mack's Gallery Furniture store on fire almost thee years ago, will be sent to a state mental hospital until he is competent to stand trial because of a brain tumor, a judge ruled Monday.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Suspect-in-Gallery-Furniture-fire-ruled-3435639.php

 

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Unemployment for post-9/11 veterans may be higher than thought

Chicago Tribune

March 26, 2012

 

Reporting from Washington- ... The survey also found that two-thirds of those questioned said veterans are not getting the mental health care they need. Thirty-seven percent said they personally knew an Iraq or Afghanistan veteran who has committed suicide.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-na-nn-afghanistan-iraq-veterans-unemployment-20120326,0,4225411.story 

 

 

Seeking a Softer Justice System, Closer to Home, for New York's Juvenile Offenders

New York Times

March 26, 2012

 

... Under the proposal, which was a highlight of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's budget, New York City would take custody of hundreds of low-level juvenile offenders in so-called youth prisons, which have been the subject of much scrutiny in recent years for their poor conditions. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and youth advocates have lobbied for the change, saying that by housing young people closer to their homes and focusing on rehabilitation, the new model would reduce the chances of juveniles reoffending, make neighborhoods safer and save the state millions of dollars. It would also represent a drastic change to the juvenile justice system in New York, a state with a reputation for harsh treatment of juveniles.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/nyregion/lawmakers-seek-a-softer-justice-system-for-juvenile-offenders-in-new-york.html 

 

 

Learning to Drive With A.D.H.D.

New York Times

March 26, 2012

 

... Learning to drive is hard and scary for many teenagers, and driving is far and away the most dangerous thing teenagers do. But the challenges are significantly greater for young people who, like Ms. Serpa, have attention problems. A 2007 study, by Russell A. Barkley of the Medical University of South Carolina and Daniel J. Cox of the University of Virginia Health System, concluded that young drivers with A.D.H.D. are two to four times as likely as those without the condition to have an accident - meaning that they are at a higher risk of wrecking the car than an adult who is legally drunk.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/add-and-adhd-challenge-those-seeking-drivers-license.html 

 

 

Lemak interview doesn't change the facts, law enforcement officials say

Chicago Tribune

March 26, 2012

 

... Former DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett, who acknowledged at trial that Lemak suffered from depression, said her comments failed to address all the spiteful acts toward her estranged husband, David, who had reluctantly agreed to a divorce and had begun dating another woman at the time of the murders. Despite her mental illness, her depression did not meet the definition of insanity, as it never prevented her from being able to distinguish right from wrong, Birkett said.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-03-26/news/ct-met-lemak-reaction-20120327_1_marilyn-lemak-mental-illness-jack-donahue 

 

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

For Justices, a Matter of Framing the Core Issue on Health Care

New York Times

March 27, 2012

 

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing arguments on the central question in the constitutional challenges to President Obama's health care overhaul law. How it answers the question depends in large part on how the justices decide to frame the core issue.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/us/supreme-court-hears-arguments-to-health-care-law.html 

 

 

As Health Law Is Contested, Developing a Plan B

New York Times

March 27, 2012

 

State officials and insurance executives are devising possible alternatives to the coming federal requirement that most Americans buy health insurance, even as the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of the mandate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/business/awaiting-a-ruling-on-the-health-law-mandate-and-reviewing-alternatives.html 

 

 

Arguing That Health Mandate Is Not a Tax, Except When It Is

New York Times

March 26, 2012

 

WASHINGTON - Throughout the two-year history of the health care litigation, judges have mocked the Obama administration's have-your-cake approach to the central question debated at the Supreme Court on Monday: whether the constitutional challenge is even ripe for judicial review before the law takes full effect in 2014. During the opening 90 minutes of oral argument, the justices found that they too could not resist.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/policy/arguing-that-health-mandate-is-not-a-tax-except-when-it-is.html 

 

 

Health care reform: Individual mandate will not affect most Americans

Politico

March 26, 2012

 

The fight over the individual mandate has been so loud that people may think it will hit nearly everyone, whether they can afford health insurance or not. But what's usually overlooked is that the health reform law has so many exemptions that millions of Americans are likely to be off the hook, including a wide range of middle-class Americans. Most Americans already have coverage that satisfies the mandate. And for the rest, the law would create rich subsidies that would help pay for coverage, even for families earning more than $90,000 a year.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74493.html 

 

 

Uninsured Will Still Need The Money To Meet The Mandate

NPR

March 27, 2012

 

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court hears its second day of testimony about the Affordable Care Act. At issue is a central tenet of that law: whether it's legal to require individuals to purchase health care. But apart from the legal debate, there are questions about the economics of the mandate. Some - like Peggy Bodner of Portland, Ore. - worry it may be difficult to find the money to pay for health insurance, even with government subsidies.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/27/149398976/uninsured-will-still-need-the-money-to-meet-the-mandate 

 

 

Health Law Accelerates Industry Changes

Kaiser Health News

March 27, 2012

 

After 34 years in private practice, Indianapolis orthopedic surgeon Philip Ireland last summer gave up his independence. He became an employee of Indiana University Health, which has been gobbling up hospitals and physician practices around the state to give it greater leverage with health insurers, boost referrals and improve care. Ireland says he no longer worries about the costs of running his own practice and believes his patients are getting better care. For example, days before he performs a knee or hip replacement, he now meets with a team of nurses, therapists, social workers and other support staff to tailor a plan to each patient.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/March/27/health-law-industry-changes.aspx 

 

 

OPINIONS

 

Some answers for mentally ill homeless people

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

March 25, 2012

 

... In fact, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition's end-of-year survey of case managers and social workers lists mental health as one of the top five needs for people in emergency shelters and again in the top five for people in permanent supportive housing. It's also a top reason why some people exit programs without income for four years straight. So, what's being done? Catholic Charities Fort Worth's Street Outreach Services team and Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County's PATH team together serve as Tarrant County's lifeline for connecting unsheltered homeless individuals with needed resources.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/24/3833047/some-answers-for-mentally-ill.html

 

 

Mental illness, federal budget, talk radio, voting irregularities

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

March 23, 2012

 

Mental illness is a disease. How do residents in Fort Worth want to address the issues of helping the mentally ill? Most of our jail populations get into trouble with the law secondary to mental illness. Is it really cheaper to keep them in the revolving door of our prison system?...Judges see the same people and express no faith in rehabilitation. There is a lot to be explored if we are to find better solutions for those who are mentally ill.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/23/3831756/mental-illness-federal-budget.html

 

 

Editorial: CPS staff needs money, training

Dallas Morning News

March 27, 2012

 

The shortage of CPS workers is not a new story. The last decade was filled with reports across Texas of burned-out, underpaid staffers working long, tedious hours. But the problem remains a serious one for Texas children. ...But as lawmakers prepare for their 2013 session, they need to remember those 13 dead children. Perhaps CPS wouldn't have been called out for every case. But with too few investigators and insufficient training of workers, the state risks losing children like them in the future.

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20120326-editorial-cps-staff-needs-money-training.ece 

 

 

In California, justice for juveniles

Los Angeles Times

March 27, 2012

 

Lawmakers created the California Youth Authority in 1941, making in the process a bold statement of purpose and conviction: Juvenile delinquents are redeemable...the Division of Juvenile Justice, while hardly perfect, is no longer the California Youth Authority of 15 years ago. There are now education and rehabilitative services. There is mental-health care and drug treatment. Monitored by courts and criminal justice advocates, wards are no longer beaten or sexually abused as in the recent past.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-juvenile-justice-california-20120327,0,7438880.story

 

 

Silencing the Guns

New York Times

March 26, 2012

 

... In 2004, Congress let the assault weapons ban Bill Clinton had passed "sunset" despite overwhelming public support. That law limited the number of rounds of ammunition a shooter could fire before having to reload, and letting it die an untimely death allowed a mentally ill young man in Tucson to purchase a handgun with a 33-round magazine.

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/silencing-the-guns/ 

 

 

Why the individual mandate holds the key to health-care reform

Washington Post

March 26, 2012

 

...The mandate is an indispensable tool for achieving the government's compelling goals of universal coverage and lower costs. Insurance companies would be unable to offer affordable coverage to those with preexisting conditions, for example, unless they also were guaranteed enrollment of the young and healthy customers who are less likely to consume health-care services.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-the-individual-mandate-matters-so-much/2012/03/23/gIQA8zCacS_story.html

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Affective lability may distinguish BPD from bipolar disorder patients

Medwire-News

March 27, 2012

 

Patients with bipolar disorder differ from those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) regarding patterns of affective lability, US researchers report.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/98422/Psychiatry/Affective_lability_may_distinguish_BPD_from_bipolar_disorder_patients.html 

 

 

Cognitive impairments linked to oxidative stress in psychosis patients

Medwire-News

March 27, 2012

 

Results from a Spanish study suggest that peripheral biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation can predict cognitive function in patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP).

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/98423/Psychiatry/Cognitive_impairments_linked_to_oxidative_stress_in_psychosis_patients.html 

 

 

Genetic Risk and Stressful Early Infancy Join to Increase Risk for Schizophrenia

ScienceDaily

March 26, 2012

 

Working with genetically engineered mice and the genomes of thousands of people with schizophrenia, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they now better understand how both nature and nurture can affect one's risks for schizophrenia and abnormal brain development in general.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120326160921.htm 

 

 

Does the Brain 'Remember' Antidepressants? More Proof for the Power of Placebo

ScienceDaily

March 26, 2012

 

... While the relationship between prior treatment and the brain's response to subsequent treatment is unknown, a new study by UCLA researchers suggests that how the brain responds to antidepressant medication may be influenced by its remembering of past antidepressant exposure.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120326161000.htm 

 

 

Smokers Could Be More Prone to Schizophrenia

ScienceDaily

March 26, 2012

 

Smoking alters the impact of a schizophrenia risk gene. Scientists from the universities of Zurich and Cologne demonstrate that healthy people who carry this risk gene and smoke process acoustic stimuli in a similarly deficient way as patients with schizophrenia. Furthermore, the impact is all the stronger the more the person smokes.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120326160827.htm 



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