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Hogg Foundation Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

October, 2015

Mental Health Daily - October 12, 2015
Office of Minroty Health
Date of Event: October 13, 2015
On October 13, 2015 at 2pm ET, join experts from around the nation for the National Hispanic Heritage Month Twitter Chat in English and Spanish. This conversation will help increase awareness of the challenges that impact the health of Hispanic/Latinos and identify innovative tactics and tools to engage Latinos, especially youth, to learn about their health care options.
New York Times
October 11, 2015
Every society struggles to care for people with mental illness. In parts of West Africa, where psychiatry is virtually unknown, the chain is often a last resort for desperate families who cannot control a loved one in the grip of psychosis.
Associated Press
October 11, 2015
“The line is: ‘If it’s not a public health issue, why are so many people dying?’ ” said Philip Cook, a Duke University economist who in the 1970s began studying the impact of guns on society.
Texas Public Radio
October 12, 2015
I'm a member of Generation Y, or the millennial generation. People like me were born in the '80s and early '90s. But I don't like to broadcast that fact. Millennials tend to get a bad rap.

El Paso Times
October 9, 2015
Following a summer in which the hanging death of a woman in a Waller County jail and the killing of a Harris County sheriff’s deputy at a gas station put Texas' criminal justice system under a microscope, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked state senators Friday to study police safety and jail safety issues ahead of the 2017 legislative session.
Houston Chronicle
October 11, 2015
Federal regulators said conditions at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital were so dangerous for patients that they threatened to cut millions of dollars in funding three times this year.
San Antonio Express-News
October 10, 2015
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, accused of deserting his post in Afghanistan six years ago before his capture by the Taliban, should get no jail time, the investigator looking into his case says.

October 12, 2015
Women recount being forcibly sent to psychiatric hospitals by family members relying on leftover Soviet legislation.
October 12, 2015
One in three children who were diagnosed and treated for mental health conditions on an outpatient basis saw their primary-care doctors for this care, a new study reports.
October 9, 2015
These results are a reminder that human behavioural traits never exist in isolation – they are correlated with each other. But as a researcher it is easy to forget this.
October 12, 2015
People with recurrent depression have a smaller hippocampus, a new study finds. The hippocampus is part of the brain most strongly linked to forming new memories. The study may help to explain some of the typical, but lesser known symptoms of depression.
New Scientist
October 10, 2015
Society’s failure to embrace the idea of neurodiversity and accept people who think differently might be limiting human potential, says a new book
UT Austin News: Texas Perspectives
October 9, 2015
It has long been recognized that teaching is a uniquely stressful occupation. The term burnout, which refers to feelings of emotional exhaustion and reduced sense of accomplishment at work, was practically invented for teachers.
USA Today
October 12, 2015
When sending a child to college, add mental health services to your to-do list.
Houston Chronicle
October 11, 2015
Those who believe that taking a look at our gun laws is not the answer seem to think that the problem is our mental health system. Here's the flaw with this thinking.
Brain Pickings
October 12, 2015
“Once we had neurons. Now we’re becoming the neurons.”
Christian Examiner
October 12, 2015
More than 2,200 church leaders assembled for Saddleback Church's Gathering on Mental Health and the Church were told Thursday that every church—regardless of size or geography—can be involved in ministry to the mentally ill.
With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way.
Pacific Standard
October 9, 2015
Why do we care so much about who plays our favorite fictional characters?
Mind Hacks
October 9, 2015
The Lancet Psychiatry has a fantastic article giving a much needed cultural retrospective on the wave of antidepressants like Prozac – which first made us worry we would no longer be our true selves through ‘cosmetic pharmacology,’ to the dawning realisation that they are unreliably useful but side-effect-ridden tools that can help manage difficult moods.


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