Topic: Mental health

More Progress Is Needed in Mental Health Care

April 29, 2016
Mental Health

It’s time for a conversation to counteract the charged, uninformed movies, political statements and other cultural touchstones that portray mental illness as a menace.

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University Leads Efforts to Create Suicide Prevention Video

April 21, 2016
Student speaks about warning signs in suicide prevention video.

UT Austin led a statewide task force to create an educational video on suicide prevention available for use by all colleges and universities in Texas.

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Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Should Give Us Pause

March 25, 2016
Mental Health Facility

If lawmakers increase funding for involuntary outpatient commitment, let’s study the outcomes, identify potential racial disparities, and revoke funding if state programs prove ineffective or discriminatory.

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Girls Serve Longer Sentences Than Boys in Justice System

Sept. 22, 2015
prison

Females in the Texas juvenile justice system are often at greater risk of serving longer sentences and having a mental health need than their male counterparts, according to new research from UT Austin.

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Medicaid Does Not Have to be a Dirty Word in Texas

July 10, 2015
Medical Forms

Medicaid has been a hot-button political issue since it was enacted 50 years ago this month. Although public debate these days often focuses on the Affordable Care Act, the conversation must also discuss a cost-neutral Medicaid waiver called the 1915c Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver.

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