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Mental Health Daily
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2016

April 12, 2016
When it comes to insurance coverage for mental health counseling and infertility, how much can people expect? And what would happen to someone who gets a tax credit for buying a marketplace plan if a state expands its Medicaid program during the year? Here are the answers.
The Atlantic
April 10, 2016
Two Cornell instructors brought their college course to the inmates at the Auburn Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. They were accustomed to pre-med types; they found philosophers.
Kaiser Health News
April 12, 2016
An Assembly bill backed by the California Psychiatric Association and the Steinberg Institute, a mental health policy organization, seeks to improve the process by establishing an online registry to collect and display information to help medical providers find psychiatric beds. 
April 11, 2016
Mental illness advocates are looking into a tip that suggests Meechaiel Criner was not receiving appropriate treatment while in the care of CPS.
Texas Tribune
Event Date: May 10th, 7pm
Where: KLRU Studio 6A, 2504 Whitis Ave., Austin
The Texas Tribune's Alana Rocha will moderate a discussion with KLRU and the Mental Health Channel about mental health policy in Texas. A panel of mental health experts will discuss mental health in the school system, veterans and mental health, and mental health and the criminal justice system.
Associated Press
April 12, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State legislators are considering a bill requiring police officers in Minnesota to receive a minimal amount of mental health crisis training.
Associated Press
April 11, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has launched a $2 million advertising campaign meant to get people thinking and talking about mental health problems.
New York Times
April 12, 2016
Some 87 percent of the country’s inmates are in state prisons, so any moves to cut the country’s prison population would rely on states and counties to lock up substantially fewer people. So can Congress and the federal government come up with new laws and policies that might stop states and counties from imprisoning so many people?


Medical News Today
April 11, 2016
Managing a traumatic childbirth can leave midwives and obstetricians struggling with stress and feelings of guilt and blame, according to research published in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.
April 11, 2016
Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says.
Science Daily     
April 12, 2016
A new mouse model has been described, featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia nervosa.
The Guardian
April 11, 2016
Adding ‘exercise’ labels on packaging won’t solve the obesity problem. Instead, stick to a simple message: eat three balanced meals a day.
Behavioral Healthcare
April 12, 2016
We do not have to sacrifice a therapeutic environment in the name of safety. Additionally, I would argue that a well-designed therapeutic environment is a safety feature. What does that mean? It means that safety is complicated.
Pacific Standard
April 12, 2016
Gaps in medical school curricula can lead to subpar care for LGBT Americans. Here’s how doctors can fill in those gaps.
Aeon Magazine
April 12, 2016
Should you feel bad about pursuing pleasure? Many philosophers say you should at least be circumspect about it. There was one, however, who saw maximising pleasure as the goal of life: Epicurus. Sam Dresser explains how the ancient Greek thinker can help you find the good in the pleasurable – though Epicurean hedonism is no sure way to overcome the pain of excess.
New Republic
April 12, 2016
Olivia Laing's new book traces the creative power of being alone through the lives of artists.
April 12, 2016
An increasing number of companies offer snacks, foosball, and futuristic jargon to keep employees’ minds off their long hours and omnipresent economic insecurity. Whether than works, and for how long, is an open question.
Refinery 29
April 12, 2016
Maybe money can't buy happiness. But not having money can certainly make you feel like crap. And, as new research suggests, having enough to get by can make a huge difference in how you feel about your life — and yourself.
Capital Public Radio
April 12, 2016
Cops don't just enforce the law. They must also find ways to peacefully resolve mental health emergencies. Reporter Bob Moffitt rides along with Sacramento police officer Michelle Lazark. She's part of a team that is trained to respond to the non-stop need for mental health services in the county.



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