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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

April, 2012

A tiger-like approach to parenting: The key to raising successful children?

Texas A&M University

April 3, 2012


...Jeffrey Liew, an associate professor of learning sciences in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M, says it is important to refer to the large body of research on child and human development that indicates harsh and psychologically controlling parenting is consistently associated with a host of negative developmental consequences. ...Liew, however, believes that a parenting style like that of the "Tiger Mom," may be one way to develop high achieving children, but that success comes at a significant cost, including the social-emotional well being and mental health of the child. ...The team's research is funded by a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. 





Gov. Perry Talks Tough on the Budget in Houston

Texas Observer

April 16, 2012


Gov. Rick Perry was in Houston today to unveil his Texas Budget Compact, five fiscal tenets that he hopes will influence the coming primary season and carry over into next year's legislative session. ...Perry suggested being less careful with Medicaid recipients. "The cost of Medicaid is a ticking time bomb," Perry said, adding that "this process will accelerate if the Supreme Court doesn't find Obamacare unconstitutional." Hauntingly, he called for Washington to allow Texas to "take care of our citizens as we see fit," by distributing Medicaid funds to the state in block grants. 



Gas leak forces evacuation at State Hospital

San Antonio Express-News

April 16, 2012


A building at the San Antonio State Hospital was partly evacuated this morning. Bonham Hall in Building B was cleared out about noon because of a gas leak, said fire department spokeswoman Deborah Foster.



Amarillo College nursing program's accreditation a milestone moment

Amarillo Globe-News

April 16, 2012


... The National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission recently granted the program continuing accreditation through 2019 with no conditions, or parts of the program the college needs to improve, said Sheryl Mueller, chair of the Amarillo College Nursing Department.



City Says Regulating Boarding Homes Could Cost More Than $1 Million A Year

Dallas Observer Blogs

April 16, 2012


For years, Dallas has struggled to regulate the city's boarding houses, the places that many low-income mentally ill, disabled and elderly people call home... Dallas, along with most other Texas cities, isn't taking advantage of a 2009 state law that would allow them to license and better regulate the quality of life in these homes.



Court to rule if condemned Houston killer is sane

Houston Chronicle

April 16, 2012


... Houston lawyer Lee Wilson says his client's behavior indicates he is incompetent to be executed.





A Statement from Secretary Sebelius on the Administration for Community Living

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services News

April 16, 2012


All Americans - including people with disabilities and seniors - should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions - rather than in nursing homes or other institutions. The Obama administration and my department have long been committed to promoting community living and finding new mechanisms to help ensure that the supports people with disabilities and seniors need to live in the community are accessible. 



Giving More Support to Support-Group Leaders

Wall Street Journal

April 16, 2012


...Organizations training support-group leaders include WomenHeart, the American Brain Tumor Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Groups offer such programs at national conferences and through state and local chapters. They are usually free to participants and often have partnerships with health-care providers and community groups. Many provide guidelines for discussion topics and offer expert speakers. But they expect group leaders to manage the many personality types that may show up and to keep discussions on course. 



2012 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

Austin 360

April 16, 2012


NEW YORK - ...JOURNALISM: Public service: ...Finalists: The Miami Herald for its exposure of deadly abuses and lax state oversight in Florida's assisted-living facilities for the elderly and mentally ill that resulted in the closure of dangerous homes, punishment of violators and creation of tougher laws and regulations, and The New York Times for the work of Danny Hakim and Russ Buettner that revealed rapes, beatings and more than 1,200 unexplained deaths over the past decade of developmentally disabled people in New York State group homes, leading to removal of two top officials, movement to fire 130 employees and passage of remedial laws. 



ACLU settles with Montana over inmate's treatment

Houston Chronicle

April 16, 2012


HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union said Monday that Montana prison officials have agreed to change their procedures to settle a complaint over a juvenile inmate placed in solitary confinement. ... The ACLU said the settlement forces "significant" changes in the way vulnerable prisoners are handled, while the Department of Corrections downplayed the changes as minor adjustments to current procedure. 





Consumers make some gains in out-of-network care, but the price is still high

Washington Post

April 16, 2012


Financially, it's always been risky to get health care from a hospital or doctor that's outside your health plan's network. Without the protection of guaranteed rates negotiated by your health plan, you may end up owing much more, including any billed amounts not paid by your plan. Out-of-network cost sharing is usually higher, too. Some recent developments put consumers in a slightly stronger position if they go out of network: A new database lets consumers learn the prevailing rates for medical procedures in their area, and the 2010 health-care overhaul provides better protection when people receive out-of-network emergency care. 





Will digital medical records improve care coordination?

Dallas Morning News

April 16, 2012


A digital information exchange allowing authorized doctors in North Texas to see a patient's medical history will soon become a reality. There is plenty of skepticism, however, about whether it will work to lower the cost of care. ... Authorized access to a patient's medical history should be a valuable tool for improving safety and value. It can eliminate duplicate tests, prescription errors, even operations where surgeons work on the wrong part of the patient's body. ... The partnership's hope is that the North Texas system will induce a lot more coordination. 





Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies' Sleep


April 17, 2012


Mothers with depression may behave in ways that disturb their infants' sleep, according to a new study. ... The researchers found that it's the depression-linked behavior of mothers that interferes with infants' sleep. For example, mothers with more symptoms of depression and worries were more likely to pick up babies who were sleeping. 



Metabolic syndrome prevalent in Indian schizophrenia patients

MedWire News

April 17, 2012


Results from an Indian study suggest that nearly half of patients with schizophrenia meet criteria for the metabolic syndrome, with increased waist circumference being the most common component.



Short psychoeducational program may benefit BD patients

MedWire News

April 17, 2012


A short, mobile phone-based psychoeducational program may improve knowledge of mood management strategies in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), study results suggest. 





Join the Solution: Healthy People 2020 Hosts Leading Health Indicators Webinar


The burden of Mental Illness, a Leading Health Indicator, is among the highest of all diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability in the United States. On April 26, at 12 p.m. EDT Healthy People 2020 is hosting a Webinar featuring an evidence-based program targeting mental health issues across the country.   During this 45-minute event, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will present data on the burden of mental illness in the United States with a focus on health disparities.

To register:



The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate counseling and help to people affected by the Midwest tornados


April 16, 2012


A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the Midwest tornados. The Helpline is a 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy. 



Cyndi Lauper, SAMHSA to honor youth who overcame trauma and the "Heroes of Hope" who enhanced their resilience


April 16, 2012


Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist and civil rights activist Cyndi Lauper will join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to celebrate the seventh annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) at the "Heroes of Hope" Tribute event on May 9 in Washington, D.C. 


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