DAILY SPECIAL
 
 
 
 
Hogg Foundation, November 10, 2017
The Hogg Foundation offers its deepest condolences to those impacted, and for the lives lost. We believe that accurate information is an important part of coping and resilience, and that misplacing blame for these egregious acts of violence hinders healing and emboldens stigma surrounding mental health.
 
 
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Hogg Foundation, November 3, 2017
Mental Health Policy Fellows Program grantees receive funds to hire and train an in-house policy fellow, increasing their capacity for interfacing public policy issues with mental health. Fellows and mentors participate in a Policy Academy, which encourages crosstalk between niches of the broader mental health policy ecosystem.
 
 
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UT News, November 3, 2017
Author and educator Stephen Covey famously observed that highly effective people share a set of habits. Amid the wreckage of one of the costliest hurricane seasons on record, we can borrow that idea, drawing lessons from the aftermaths of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to create a guide to the habits of highly effective disaster recovery.
 
 
photo of wreckage in a yard from a hurricane
 
 
 
TEXAS NEWS
 
 
 
 
WTKR, November 9, 2017
In light of the Texas church tragedy that happened on Sunday, November 5 and the suspect who allegedly killed 26 people, the Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services and Soul Shop Movement hosted a "Soul Shop" on Thursday, November 9 at Great Bridge United Methodist Church.

Dallas Morning News, November 10, 2017
Price, state representative for House District 87 in the Texas Panhandle, spearheaded several pieces of legislation related to mental health. The bills may not have been as sexy or headline-grabbing as bathroom bills, but make no mistake about it, the bills were more substantial and meaningful.
 
 
 
 
U.S. NEWS
 
 
 
 
American Psychiatric Association, November 7, 2017
In response to remarks by President Donald Trump this week that the deadly shooting in a Texas church Sunday morning was “a mental health problem,” American Psychiatric Association called on the administration and Congress to strengthen and improve access to quality mental health care.

Scientific American, November 7, 2017
The top court in Massachusetts is expected to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology questioning to what extent universities and colleges can be held responsible when students commit suicide.
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY HEALTH
 
 
 
 
PRI, November 8, 2017
What if we treated gun violence like we treat infectious diseases, with public health interventions? Gary Slutkin started a group called Cure Violence, which trains community health workers to identify people at risk of committing an act of violence and to de-escalate the situation. They're called interrupters.

Pacific Standard, November 10, 2017
Humanity faces two great questions this century. First: Can we change the trends that are propelling us toward collapse? Second: Can we build enough resilience into our communities, and quickly enough, to enable them to weather disasters that are already inevitable given past over-growth?
 
 
 
 
YOUTH AND FAMILIES
 
 
 
 
The 74, November 7, 2017
Building largely on government data, including a blockbuster 2013 analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the brief observes that up to 20 percent of Americans under the age of 18 suffer from mental, behavioral or emotional disorders.

Stamford Advocate, November 5, 2017
Children cannot block out the outside world when they enter the schoolhouse doors. The science is clear that their emotional and mental status directly affects their learning and academic performance.
 
 
 
 
HEALTH EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Kaiser Health News, November 7, 2017
The data highlight health disparities among a marginalized population. The survey, a collaboration between the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, covers demographics, access to health care and health status.

Pacific Standard, November 3, 2017
Working in a psychology clinic near the border, Lux Garcini first noticed the need for greater research into the mental health of her undocumented patients, who often showed signs of psychological distress. The symptoms were there, but not the numbers.
 
 
 
 
STORIES OF RECOVERY
 
 
 
 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, November 3, 2017
As a retired captain in the Navy Reserve and the spouse of a U.S. Marine, I know what life in this community is like. I understand the realities, complexities, joys and hardships. But most importantly, I know how resilient this community is. We truly find strength in each other.

The Irish Times, November 8, 2017
Somewhere in my head, I believe that if I get carried away by hope, the snake will strike. Which is a pity because hope is an important element of mental health. This has been brought home to me again by reading Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness by Mike Watts and Agnes Higgins.
 
 
 
 
OPINION AND EDITORIAL
 
 
 
 
Rewire, November 7, 2017
Meaning, if politicians are going to call mass shootings a mental health problem, reporters must challenge them to back that allegation up with data and, when they fail to provide data, call politicians out for perpetuating stigma in an effort to dodge their responsibility to address gun violence.

The Hill, November 9, 2017
Veterans Day is supposed to be a day to thank the men and women who put life and limb on the line to defend our country, but when it comes to the mental health issues facing millions of Americans today, our words won’t mean much unless they are reinforced by deeds.
 
 
 
 
RESEARCH
 
 
 
 
CBC News, November 5, 2017
A new study out of the University of Manitoba shows kids are not the only ones affected by the child welfare system—mothers of children who have been taken into foster care see a significant deterioration in their health and social situation after apprehension.
 
 
 
 
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