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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

December, 2015

Mental Health Daily - December 4, 2015
 
 
 
 
Short Film Fridays
​Each Friday, we will be featuring videos produced by our friends at Mental Health Channel, a web-based network devoted exclusively to producing short documentaries/webisodes about mental health. For more information, see this blog post. Enjoy!  
 
 
 
 
Mental Health Channel
 
 
 
 
 
(VIDEO) Could a simple cognitive training program transform schizophrenia from a debilitating disorder to a chronic but livable condition?
 
 
 
 
 
DAILY SPECIAL
 
Mental Health Daily
December 4, 2015
 
Dr. William Lawson is Associate Dean for Health Disparities at the Dell Medical School and Director of Community Health Programs and Professor at Huston-Tillotson where he leads the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center. This past spring, he was named the first director of the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center at Huston-Tillotson, a historically black university in East Austin.
 
 
New Republic
December 2, 2015
 
What does it mean to watch relentless community trauma?
 
 
Atlantic
December 3, 2015
 
New research supports the idea that social isolation is detrimental to physical health—and that companionship may improve it.
 
 
TEXAS
 
Modern Healthcare
December 3, 2015
 
The CMS has indefinitely delayed plans to strip federal funding from Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in East Texas. The hospital had given psychotropic medications to the wrong patients and struggled to keep medical equipment sterile.
 
 
KSAT
December 3, 2015
 
Currently, one in five patients using clinics or hospitals in the VA's San Antonio system wait 30 days or more for an appointment. Finding ways to get veterans more timely access to medical and mental health care in the agency's top priority.
 
 
Texas Lawyer
December 3, 2015
 
Waller County wants the mother of Sandra Bland to produce her daughter's medical and mental health records.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Pacific Standard
December 3, 2015
 
New legislation in the Golden State is attempting to fix the foster care system by putting foster families before group care programs, but some group homes can become non-traditional families.
 
 
Roll Call
December 4, 2015
 
At first glance Democrats seem to oppose mental health reform in response to mass shootings. Many in the Senate say they embrace such reform, but they’d rather close loopholes in gun laws first.
 
 
Stat
December 4, 2015
 
The operation went off without a hitch. Another successful nose job — or so Dr. Ira Papel thought. Until the patient came back to his clinic threatening to shoot himself and others.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL
 
Huffington Post
December 3, 2015
 
For the victims of multiple traumas, mainstream therapies aren't cutting it.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Neuroscience News
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.
 
 
Reuters UK
December 3, 2015
 
Higher than average death rates among Vietnam War veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suggest that combat trauma may still be affecting veterans' health even decades after the war, according to a new study.
 
 
ScienceDaily    
December 3, 2015
 
Mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems – shows new research.
 
 
BPS Research Digest
December 4, 2015
 
Tales of Steve Jobs' "jerkiness" are legendary. Other iconic creative visionaries have similarly been known for their "difficult" personalities, from Sopranos creator David Chase to Thomas Edison. Yet research to date has largely neglected this possibility and focused much more on the positive associations between creativity and another Big Five personality trait – openness to experience.
 
 
OPINION
 
TribTalk
December 3, 2015
 
Our nation’s mental health crisis can no longer be ignored. Across Texas, community mental health centers face the reality of unmet needs each day as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, serious mental illness and substance use disorders seek help.
 
 
Vox
December 4, 2015
 
Although authorities are pointing to radicalism as a more likely motive than mental illness in the San Bernardino shooting, so many other mass shooters have exhibited signs of instability that it bears mentioning.
 
 
Psychotherapy Networker
December 2, 2015
 
Children need to learn how to function with anxiety in the passenger seat. When we overprotect them, we deprive them of the practice needed to manage in the world.
 
 
Psychology Today
December 3, 2015
 
The big-ticket terrorist acts—the ones that hijack the news stations for days on end and that cause regular people to change their travel plans and work schedules out of fear—are partly effective because they exploit deeply evolved features of human psychology. The stress, fear, and horror that such acts bring about on a large-scale represent an exploitation of the evolution of the human mind.
 
 
ScienceDaily    
December 3, 2015
 
Mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems – shows new research.
 
 
BPS Research Digest
December 4, 2015
 
Tales of Steve Jobs' "jerkiness" are legendary. Other iconic creative visionaries have similarly been known for their "difficult" personalities, from Sopranos creator David Chase to Thomas Edison. Yet research to date has largely neglected this possibility and focused much more on the positive associations between creativity and another Big Five personality trait – openness to experience.
 
 
FEATURES
 
New Yorker
December 1, 2015
 
Last year, Patricia Marx chronicled the proliferation of therapist-certified emotional-support animals in establishments that had previously enforced strict human-only policies. Now, Marc Philippe Eskenazi has followed up the investigation with the help of a stealthy film crew and some hairy, scaly, and feathered friends.
 
 
Dallas Morning News
December 3, 2015
 
Scientists began to accept germ theory only in the 18th century. Before then, they blamed infections on sin and demonic influence, to name just two abstract, occult causes. But Washington, a science writer and former public health fellow, says it’s time to expand this theory to include mental illness.
 
 
Huffington Post
December 3, 2015
 
When my last boss caught me passed out at my desk due to sleep deprivation, the most prevalent symptom of my depressive-anxiety disorder, I knew it was time to have a difficult but necessary conversation.
 
 
News4Jax
December 4, 2015
 
His suicide attempt failed, and since that moment, he's been focused on healing-and helping
others. Farley founded a chapter of a national mental health awareness group Active Minds at his new school, Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
 
 
Aeon Magazine
December 4, 2015
 
Female sex drive has plummeted in our stressed-out world, but can we fix an epidemic of lost desire with drugs?
 
 
Mind Hacks
December 4, 2015
 
Neuroscientist Matt Wall did a fascinating talk on all things neuroimaging at a recent TEDx Vienna event. It’s a gently funny, engrossing talk that both introduces brain imaging and discuss some of the cutting-edge developments.


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