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Hogg Foundation Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

October, 2014

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Mental Health Daily - October 14, 2014  



This summary of recent news and research articles on mental health topics was prepared as a public service by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Stories from other media sources do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the foundation and its staff. Media sites may require a one-time free registration and academic and science journal sites may require a paid subscription to access articles.


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In Interrogations, Teenagers Are Too Young to Know Better

New York Times

October 13, 2014


The research, published in Law and Human Behavior, adds to accumulating evidence that teenagers are psychologically vulnerable at the gateway to the criminal justice system. Youths, some researchers say, merit special protections.



Hospitalization of Amanda Bynes Puts Spotlight on Mental Health Law

Wall Street Journal

October 13, 2014


The involuntary psychiatric hospitalization of Amanda Bynes has put a spotlight on California's civil-commitment laws.



Suicide and Gender Roles: Reporting Distorts Reality


October 13, 2014


Men angry and rejected, women sociable and mentally ill -- a current study by the MedUni Vienna demonstrates that these gender stereotypes prevail when Austrian daily newspapers report on suicide. This has far-reaching consequences.





Investing in Florida's Mental Health System Takes More Than Money: It Takes Pride

Huffington Post

October 13, 2014


So, where or what will be the tipping point for Florida? For Texas, I think it was pride. One only needs to read the 2012 Guide to Understanding Mental Systems and Services in Texas, published by The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, to appreciate its long and dedicated legacy to former Texas Governor James S. Hogg.





Travis Commissioners Confront Conflicts of Interest at Central Health

Austin American-Statesman

October 13, 2014


(Subscription) Chairwoman Brenda Coleman-Beattie said she was upfront about the conflict and followed all requirements before accepting the job as chief administrative and financial officer at Austin Travis County Integral Care, a mental health agency that receives about 13 percent of its budget from Central Health.



Know Your Candidate: Greg Abbott on Health Insurance

Fox 29

October 13, 2014


We're committed to finding out how, as governor, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis would handle the issues that matter most to you. Adam Racusin sat down with Abbott to talk about his plans on health insurance.



Region 19 Celebrates Head Start Awareness Month, National Program Nears 50 Years

El Paso Times

October 14, 2014


Region 19 enrolls children in the Head Start or Early Head Start programs at any time year-round. It also offers a variety of services to families, including health, education, nutrition and disabilities and mental health.





Landon Donovan Says Depression Shortened His Soccer Career

Los Angeles Times

October 10, 2014


The reason for Landon Donovan's three-month break from soccer last year wasn't so much burnout or exhaustion as it was depression, Donovan acknowledged Friday just hours before his final game with the U.S. national team.





Ohio Medicaid Expansion Faces 2015 Political Hurdle

Kaiser Health News

October 14, 2014


Gov. Kasich's workaround means more than 350,000 gained Medicaid coverage in the Buckeye State in 2014. But the legislature needs to approve the program next year for it to continue, hospital chief warns.



Health Premiums and Costs Set to Rise for Workers Covered at Work


October 14, 2014


Fall is enrollment season for many people who get insurance through their workplace. Premium increases for 2015 plans are expected to be modest on average, but the shift toward higher out-of-pocket costs overall for consumers will continue as employers try to keep a lid on their costs and incorporate health law changes.





Ontake Survivors Suffer Mental Scars

Chicago Tribune

October 14, 2014


TOKYO - Some climbers who survived the Sept. 27 eruption on Mt. Ontake suffer from guilt for living through the disaster and sorrow for those who died. There is fear that the mental conditions of survivors could worsen if left untended and develop into more serious problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.



Mental Health Must Also Go to the Top of the Research Agenda

The Guardian

October 14, 2014


Many things are unprecedented about the run-up to next year's general election, but perhaps one of the least anticipated is the prominence mental health has acquired.





Emodiversity: A Mix of Emotions Is Healthiest?


October 13, 2014


"Emodiversity" - a life containing a balance of different emotions - is good for you. So say psychologists Jordi Quoidbach and colleagues in a rather cool new paper.



Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression


October 14, 2014


Although exercise has long been thought to help improve the symptoms of depression, teenagers may not reap these benefits, a new British study suggests.



Parents' Perception of Teens' Experiences Related to Mental Health


October 13, 2014


Adolescents whose parents better understand their daily experiences have better psychological adjustment, suggests a study in the October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society.



High Emotional Intelligence Linked with More Delinquency Among Young Women (But Not Men)

BPS Research Digest

October 14, 2014


Their "surprising and unprecedented" discovery was that for women, not only did high Emotional Intelligence (EI) not moderate the link between sensation seeking and delinquency, in fact high EI went hand in hand with higher rates of self-reported delinquency, including playing truant from school, taking drugs and violence.





Fixing the Broken Mental Health System

Huffington Post

October 12, 2014


It has been said that measure of a society is its humane attention to the sick and vulnerable. When real reform, transformation, comes to mental health and addiction services we will meet that moral and ethical standard -- and we will be able to serve so many in need



Why Depression and Sadness Are not the Same


October 14, 2014


Depression and sadness are often viewed as the same thing. Part of the confusion is that the most recognizable symptom of depression is sadness, according to Stephanie Smith, PsyD, a psychologist in practice in Erie, Colo.





A Psychiatric Career Begins-After 50

Wall Street Journal

October 12, 2014


Sometimes, retirement provides an opportunity to take an earlier path not chosen. For Allen Schaffer, that path is psychiatry.



5 Lies Christians Tell About Mental Illness


October 11, 2014


In honor of National Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 5-11), I invited minister and social worker Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund to write this post about some of harmful lies told in Christian communities about mental illness and faith.



The Power of Placebos

Pacific Standard

October 13, 2014


The mind is a powerful thing. For our latest week-long special report, we look at the placebo effect, deception, control, and the ever-mysterious mind-body connection.


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