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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

February, 2013

Andre Thomas: The Mentally Ill, From Asylums to Jails

Texas Tribune

February 21, 2013

 

..."There are whole big sections of the state that don't have a psychiatrist or don't have a psychologist," said Lynda Frost, director of planning and programs at the University of Texas at Austin's Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/21/andre-thomas-the-mentally-ill-from-asylums-to-jail/ 

 

 

TEXAS NEWS

 

The Brief: Feb. 21, 2013

Texas Tribune

February 21, 2013

 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's about-face on a key component of federal health care reform has turned attention toward Texas and Gov. Rick Perry.

http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/21/brief-top-texas-news-feb-21-2013/ 

 

 

Interfaith Groups Rally for Medicaid Expansion

Texas Tribune

February 20, 2013

 

Interfaith groups from across Texas and Democratic state legislators rally in support of Medicaid expansion...Gunter used to be on Medicaid to receive treatment for schizoaffective disorder, but a new job raised her income above the eligibility ceiling. The expansion would make Medicaid available to people with broader income levels, she said.

http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/20/clergy-speak-out-support-medicaid-expansion/ 

 

 

Design changes proposed for the new Parkland Memorial Hospital - again

Dallas Morning News

February 20, 2013

 

...Since construction began in 2010, the project has undergone a series of design changes, frustrating board members who thought the hospital's layout was finalized years ago.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20130220-design-changes-proposed-for-the-new-parkland-memorial-hospital--again.ece 

 

 

Perry Stands Firm on Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

Texas Tribune

February 20, 2013

 

...On Wednesday, Scott reversed course, joining a growing number of Republican governors who are reluctantly embracing the key tenet of President Obama's federal health reform - a sweeping Medicaid expansion...If the pressure is getting to Perry - in addition to Scott, six other Republican governors, from Ohio's John Kasich to Arizona's Jan Brewer, now support accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid to cover poor adults - he's not letting on.

http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/20/perry-stands-firm-rejecting-medicaid-expansion/  

 

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

New Federal Rule Requires Insurers to Offer Mental Health Coverage

New York Times

February 20, 2013

 

The Obama administration issued a final rule on Wednesday defining "essential health benefits" that must be offered by most health insurance plans next year, and it said that 32 million people would gain access to coverage of mental health care as a result.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/health/new-federal-rule-requires-insurers-to-offer-mental-health-coverage.html?_r=0 

 

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

Florida to expand Medicaid under health overhaul

El Paso Times

February 20, 2013

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama's plan.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/health/ci_22630512/scott-agrees-expand-fla-medicaid-program 

 

 

Health care law allows consumers to easily find and compare options starting in 2014

Health and Human Services

February 20, 2013

 

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a final rule that will make purchasing health coverage easier for consumers. The policies outlined today will give consumers a consistent way to compare and enroll in health coverage in the individual and small group markets, while giving states and insurers more flexibility and freedom to implement the Affordable Care Act.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/02/20130220a.html 

 

 

In Arizona, Poorest, Sickest Patients Get Coordinated Care

Kaiser Health News

 

Can for-profit health insurance companies be trusted to take care of the nation's sickest and most expensive patients? Many states, under an effort supported by the Obama administration, are planning to let the companies manage health care for those elderly and disabled people covered by both Medicare and Medicaid.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/February/20/Arizona-dual-eligible-Medicaid-Medicare.aspx  

 

 

OPINIONS

 

Locking Mental-Health Patients Away in Prisons: Is There a Way Forward?

Huffington Post

February 20, 2013

 

...As mental-health wards of the past have been replaced with prisons, the horrors remain the same: mental-health patients labeled threats are locked into small cells for 23 hours a day, with so-called recreation areas that allow them merely to pace back and forth for an hour; dementia patients are locked behind bars, incapable of doing harm but not of doing time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nora-demleitner/prison-population-mental-health-care_b_2727295.html 

 

 

Mental Health Care Needs an 'Anytime, Anywhere' Model

Huffington Post

February 20, 2013

 

...But if we are going to have a serious national dialogue about our mental health care system -- as the Obama administration, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, has committed to leading -- we need to examine interventions that extend far beyond the therapist's couch.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-kazdin-phd/mental-health-care_b_2631117.html 

 

 

Enforcement May Vary by Race

New York Times

February 20, 2013

 

...Ideally, adult sexual offenders, whether they are placed on probation or incarcerated, should have quality treatment available to them. Unfortunately, this is often not the case...current treatment approaches tend to focus solely on the sexual offense, like substance abuse treatment, while not addressing the many psychological needs of this population.

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/02/20/too-many-restrictions-on-sex-offenders-or-too-few/sex-offender-enforcement-may-vary-by-race 

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

HealthDay

February 20, 2013

 

Children who are bullied often carry the scars of their experience into adulthood and suffer from anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, a new study indicates. Even bullies themselves are at risk for psychological problems when they grow up, the researchers added. And children who have been both perpetrator and victim suffer the worst as adults.

http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=673673 

 

 

Mismatch between social anxiety, cognition in schizophrenia

MedWire News

February 21, 2013

 

Patients with schizophrenia who also have social anxiety disorder actually have less impairment in social cognition than individuals with schizophrenia alone, research shows.

http://www.medwirenews.com/47/103559/Psychiatry/Mismatch_between_social_anxiety,_cognition_in_schizophrenia.html 

 

 

FEATURES & RESOURCES

 

Eye On Texas: Mediscapes

Texas Observer

February 20, 2013

 

As a photographer and psychiatric patient, I simultaneously observe and participate in the obsessive and compulsive documentation of the self and the objects I interact with on a daily basis.

http://www.texasobserver.org/eye-on-texas-carling-hale/ 

 

 

Ditch the makeup: girls go naked (faced) for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Dallas Morning News

February 20, 2013

 

...The concern, according to Adrienne Ressler, national training director of The Renfrew Center Foundation, is that the impulse to cover up insecurities with make-up, in imitation of celebrities, models, beauty pageant contestants and the otherwise unrealistically digitally enhanced, may demonstrate early signs of the self-esteem and negative self-image issues that can lead to addictions or disordered eating patterns as these girls grow older.

http://healthblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/ditch-the-makeup-girls-go-naked-faced-for-national-eating-disorders-awareness-week.html/



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