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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

December, 2015

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Hogg Blog
December 1, 2015
 
Over the past several weeks, I have engaged with several health care non-profits and in all cases the conversation turns inwards: organizational culture. It reminded me that culture is one of the main reasons why most organizations (public and private sector) fall short on implementing or sustaining innovation.
 
 
Reason
December 1, 2015
 
Fear of a small group of unpredictable people is used to attack political opponents.
 
 
Scientific American
November 30, 2015
 
Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters.
 
 
MHD Editor’s Blog
December 2, 2015
 
Every day we link to a number of news stories on new research findings while knowing that a good percentage of those stories likely exaggerate the significance of the research they're describing.

 

 
TEXAS
 
Texas Tribune
December 2, 2015
 
Advocates for the uninsured warn, if it asks for money, it's probably a scam to prey on low-income Texans seeking mandated insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health law.
 
 
TribTalk
December 1, 2015
 
In the November 2015 UT/TT Poll, when asked what factor was most to blame for mass shootings a plurality of Texas Republicans (34 percent) cited failures of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals.
 
 
Alcalde
December 1, 2015
 
Shutter says that the best way for students to initiate the exam process is to call SafePlace, because the center operates a 24/7 hotline staffed with specialists trained in the details of sexual assault cases. Students can also start the process by calling the Counseling and Mental Health Center or the UHS Nurse Advice Line.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Roll Call
December 1, 2015
 
Congress is weighing whether to allow psychiatric hospitals to bill Medicaid for up to 20 days of care each month for adult patients, signaling a potential shift in lawmakers’ views about institutionalizing people with serious mental illnesses.
 
 
New York Times
December 1, 2015
 
Efforts to overhaul the nation’s approach to mental illness gained momentum on Tuesday as the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, urged lawmakers to “do more” to protect people after the deadly shooting last week at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.
 
 
Mic
December 1, 2015
 
The House of Representative's top Homeland Security official does not think Friday's shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado that killed three people was terrorism. Instead, the Texas representative blamed a familiar Republican talking point — a "mental health crisis."
 
 
Fox News
December 1, 2015
 
There was an increase in the number and length of mental health evaluations at a California emergency room after a nearby treatment center cut back on services, according to a new study.
 
 
Statesman Journal
December 2, 2015
 
A group of mental health adult foster care providers are protesting a cut in their rates that have been negotiated by the state labor union, saying they will go out of business if the new contract goes into effect unchanged in January.
 
 
Advocate
December 1, 2015
 
The national Mental Health Association’s 2015 report lists Louisiana as one of the states with the highest prevalence of mental illness and lowest rates of access to care.
 
RESEARCH
 
Scientific American
December 2, 2015
 
Terrorism is tough to study, but researchers have gleaned insights from the current generation of Islamist extremists.
 
 
ScienceDaily
December 1, 2015
 
Burnout among US physicians is getting worse. An update from a three-year study evaluating burnout and work-life balance shows that American physicians are worse off today than they were three years earlier.
 
 
ScienceDaily
December 1, 2015
 
A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide, report investigators.
 
 
Pacific Standard
December 2, 2015
 
New research reports watching a lot of television in early adulthood is associated with poorer cognitive performance at midlife.
 
 
OPINION
 
New York Times
December 2, 2015
 
Trump himself is not much of a mystery (he’s the opposite of a mystery, in fact), but the depth and power of his support, of the emotional connection that his supporters feel with him, of his seeming indestructibility as a candidate — that’s the mystery.
 
 
Waxahachie Daily Light
December 1, 2015
 
There is no “right way” of coping; how a person copes with grief may be affected by personality, experience with loss, cultural and religious background, coping skills, mental history, support systems and social and financial status.
 
 
Association for Psychological Science
November 30, 2015
 
By now, most of us have heard what Jeb Bush said in October about a psychology degree only preparing students to work in the fast-food industry. While behavioral scientists know that a psychology degree is in fact excellent preparation for a wide variety of jobs, Bush’s comment may reflect a broader lack of awareness about the incredibly diverse applications of degrees in psychological science.
 
 
The Guardian    
December 1, 2015
 
Comedian and former mental health nurse says press watchdog has so far achieved ‘square root of sweet FA’ in tackling negative reporting.
 
 
Psychology Today
December 1, 2015
 
A search for brain differences between psychiatric and neurological disorders.
 
FEATURES
 
Houston Chronicle
December 2, 2015
 
To reach these at-risk youth, particularly those with mental health issues that could range from depression to schizophrenia to other behavioral disorders, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council partnered with the Olen Underwood Juvenile Justice Center to bring art into their lives.
 
 
EverythingLubbock.com
December 1, 2015
 
Ryan Weldon started his walk in Dover, Delaware in February. He is scheduled to complete his cross-country trek in San Francisco, California in 2016.
 
 
Bustle
December 1, 2015
 
Many people like a nice glass of wine, a delicious cocktail, or a craft beer, but alcohol can cause problems for us humans when we drink too much of it.
 
 
Science of Relationships
December 2, 2015
 
For every careful, cautious explanation of how evo psych can explain some aspect of modern life and behavior, there are a dozen trashy, pseudoscientific ones.


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