Topic: Mental health

Make Sex Ed for People With Disabilities a Priority

Feb. 9, 2018
Classroom

People with intellectual disabilities are seven times more likely to be victimized sexually.

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$15.5 Million Awarded for Austin State Hospital Redesign

Jan. 8, 2018
Dr. Stephen Strakowski, Dell Med’s psychiatry chair and leader of the Austin State Hospital redesign effort, with other membe

Dell Medical School will lead a $15.5 million redesign of the Austin State Hospital to be the cornerstone for an improved system of collaborative, community-focused care that helps people across Central Texas.

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The Justice System Can’t Stop Domestic Violence or Shootings

Nov. 28, 2017
Domestic Violence

Our dependency on the criminal justice system to “solve” family violence is wrong.  

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Address the Underlying Causes of Suicide in Older Adults

Nov. 17, 2017
Suicide

 This is a call to take measures to relieve the pain and suffering that precedes suicide.

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Older Adults More Likely to Disclose Suicidal Thoughts

Oct. 4, 2017
Thinking about life, a photo by flickr user Elvin via Creative commons

A study by social work researchers shows that 23 percent of individuals aged 50 and older who died by suicide had disclosed their intent, most often to family member and less often to a healthcare professional.

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