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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

Hogg Blog
April 5, 2016
We need data to inform and drive our decisions and influence systemic change for the better. But we also need to re-evaluate the data we are currently collecting and ask, “Does this data truly inform us about access to and quality of services being delivered?”
April 5, 2016
Intersectionality has in recent years highlighted how multiple barriers can make certain individuals or communities more vulnerable than others. W.E.B Dubois spoke about double consciousness and the effect of internal conflict on an individual living as a minority in an alienating environment.
April 6, 2016
I choose to speak out when I hear people misusing epithets such as psycho and nutter. This doesn’t make me a po-faced party pooper – language shapes attitudes.
The Paisano
April 5, 2016
The National Institutes of Health recently granted UTSA associate professor of neuroscience, Dr. Carlos Paladini, $1.8 million for research on the role of dopamine in mental disorders.
April 5, 2016
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Commissioners are expected to vote on an item involving STARFlight and receive an update on the lawsuit involving the suicide of a county inmate. Commissioners are also receiving an update in a lawsuit involving the suicide of a county inmate. The family of Jhane Frye is suing the Sheriff and county.
Texas Standard
April 4, 2016
What no nonprofit seems to been able to provide baffles Jane Leifeste "Housing! I'm so sorry to just keep saying that. Because we are missing that!" Leifeste says. "We are missing programs that will qualify them if they have a felony – will qualify them if they have a mental illness."
April 4, 2016
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's not over when physical or sexual abuse takes a child to the Emergency Room. There can be lasting psychological affects.  Dr. Michael Gomez, a Ph.D. who specializes in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, says many people forget that child abuse is usually nothing you can see.
April 4, 2016
A new report from the inspector general for Veterans Affairs accuses staffers at the VA San Diego of falsifying the time it took veterans to see a mental health specialist in 2014. Investigators found one veteran attempted suicide after his doctor canceled several appointments.
Washington Times
April 3, 2016
Two years after the scandal emerged over phony waiting lists for patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, the department is still beset with problems ranging from fresh accusations of falsified waiting lists to a system-wide failure to discipline wrongdoing.
Associated Press
April 5, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The last two of 15 mental health nonprofit providers under investigation for possible Medicaid fraud have been cleared by New Mexico's top prosecutor.

Human Rights Watch
April 5, 2016
Thousands of men and women with psychosocial disabilities in French prisons are at risk of suicide or harming themselves because of the neglect of their physical and mental health, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Mad in America
April 4, 2016
In an exchange published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, researchers take turns highlighting major problems in the way psychiatry is currently practiced in the United States.
Neuroscience News
April 4, 2016
New study challenges scientific dogma on how the brain generates actions.
Commonwealth Fund
April 5, 2016
Data from the 2013 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey, the most recent year the annual survey focused on the general adult population, lend support to this idea. We found that in the U.S., the patient-centered medical home model appears to be associated with better care experiences for adults with mental health issues.
April 5, 2016
Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers and developed questionnaire-based apps that may help clinicians identify which of their female patients being treated for psychiatric disorders are at greatest risk of suicidal ideation or behavior.
Huffington Post
April 4, 2016
Poverty, mental illness and poor physical health weave a lethal web that can ensnare an individual and prompt premature death (not to mention exorbitant medical spending).
Psychology Today
April 4, 2016
Can screening for mental illness help prevent substance use disorders for some?
Depression Comix
April 1, 2016
I used to love playing. But at some point, everything I played sounded awful somehow.
New York Times
April 3, 2016
These lone killers usually don’t fit into an existing category of mental illness, and there’s usually little evidence that early treatment would have helped.
Phoenix New Times
April 4, 2016
Phillips is the host of a new Arizona PBS series, Eating Psychology with Betty. In the show, the professor of psychology and Provost Emerita at Arizona State University explains the psychology behind human eating habits, like why people have different reactions to the same flavors.
New York Times
April 4, 2016
It’s impossible not to have favorites, and the perception of favoritism is one of the biggest factors in sibling rivalry.
April 5, 2016 founder Martin Lewis has set up the new Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, funded with a pledged £2.1 m donation over four years. Here he writes exclusively to explain why.


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