Topic: Mental illness

Let’s Stop Treating Mental Illness Like a Crime in Texas

Jan. 22, 2016
Jail Inmate

Not only are some of our most vulnerable Texans better served if they can be diverted from jails, the state’s bottom line will benefit as well.

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The Right Questions to Ask About Mental Illness and Work

Oct. 7, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that it will review its security and hiring standards to prevent a tragedy such as the downing of the Germangwings plane by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz at the expense of 150 lives. Let's hope the focus is on the most helpful questions about how the Federal Aviation Administration monitors the mental health of pilots. Those questions must focus on how to incentivize disclosure.

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Tools that Schools Need to Battle Mental Illness in Kids

May 7, 2015
Parents and Teachers Talking

This week, May 3-9, is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and every day, about 20 percent of students entering classrooms across the nation are struggling with mental health challenges. We must give schools more tools to battle mental illness in children.

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Depression Lowers When Teens Learn They Can Change, Study Shows

Sept. 23, 2014

A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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State-Supported Living Centers Receive Assistance in Implementing Trauma-Informed Care

July 13, 2012

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded a two-year, $368,077 grant to provide training and technical assistance to two state-supported living centers (SSLCs) and participating community-service providers supporting individuals with intellectual disab

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