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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

DAILY SPECIAL
 
Mental Health Daily
March 30, 2016
 
We all know from personal experience how important fun and relaxation have been to our journeys. As PeerFest is, above all, an event for and about peers, any erring should be on the side of creating a comfortable experience that people will remember fondly into the far future.
 
 
Houston Press
March 29, 2016
 
HPD first embraced so-called crisis intervention training for its officers in 1999. It took until at least 2003 for the department to begin working with local mental health officials to develop more-comprehensive training, and by 2005 the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health was calling HPD’s model the “gold standard” for de-escalating mental health crises.
 
 
Scientific American
March 31, 2016
 
Scientists are helping to stop antisocial behaviour in the world's most popular online game. The next stop could be a kinder Internet.
 
 
The Atlantic
March 31, 2016
 
A new way for the field to address its replication crisis.

 
HOGG FOUNDATION
 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
March 29, 2016
 
An ineffective bail system defined by high costs and few rewards survives because it stands upon a structure of perverse incentives.
 
 
University of Houston Law Center
March 29, 2016
 
Report features expert recommendations on a wide range of issues from how to improve police practices and jail safety to bail reform and diversion policies for the mentally ill. Participating institutions included the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
 
 
TEXAS
 
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Application Deadline: April 22, 2016
 
We would like to extend an opportunity to you – one of our valued stakeholders – to invite outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in mental health policy to apply for our 2016 Summer Internship Program.
 
 
ABC 13
March 30, 2016
 
Nearly six million people nationwide are coping with bipolar disorder, which is a mental illness that can take years to correctly diagnosis. March 30 is World Bipolar Day and the University of Texas Health system hosted a community forum at the UT Harris County Psychiatric Center to try to eliminate the stigma related to the disorder.
 
 
Tyler Paper
March 30, 2016
 
Officials at Palestine Regional Medical Center-West are hopeful a new psychiatric restoration program is the state’s next step in working toward ensuring mental health services to those in the judicial system.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Harvard Crimson
March 30, 2016
 
An annual survey conducted by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors indicates that rates of mental illness are rising, with anxiety surpassing depression as the most prevalent mental illness among students.
 

HEALTHCARE REFORM
 
Kaiser Health News
March 31, 2016
 
Tucked in remarks the president made Tuesday on the opioid epidemic was his announcement of a new task force on mental health parity — aimed at ensuring that people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems don’t face discrimination in the health care system.
 
RESEARCH
 
BPS Research Digest
March 31, 2016
 
We usually think of this as an unpleasant state, and for those of us who want to minimise our miserable moods as much as possible, the internet is bursting with tips on how to be happier. But with this post, I wanted to take a different approach, to explore the benefits, if any, of embracing your low moods.
 
 
Psychology Today
March 30, 2016
 
An important discussion, fueled by scientific studies showing what appears to be opposing outcomes, is currently taking place about how best to support transgender children.   To be clear, this is not about anything close to the “conversion therapy” that has rightly been discredited or discriminatory laws that some states are trying to pass. 
 
 
Pacific Standard
March 29, 2016
 
That's the finding of new research, which delves into the psychology of racial polarization.
 
 
Pacific Standard
March 30, 2016
 
It's unclear if they're more neurotic than the rest of us, or simply more open to seeking help.

 
FEATURES
 
Page Six
March 30, 2016’
 
Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright for “Angels in America,” Spielberg’s screenwriter for “Lincoln,” is now adapting Mimi Baird’s book “He Wanted the Moon” for Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production company. “It’s about institutionalizing then lobotomizing Baird’s bipolar doctor father. This brilliant medical star studying manic depression began a memoir until he himself descended into madness.
 
 
Huffington Post
March 31, 2016
 
Their artistic expressions nail the plight that people with mental health conditions face every day and how their disorder makes them feel.


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