Mental Health

Texas Standard: February 16, 2018

Texas educators carry the dual burden of comforting students after yet another school shooting, and coming up with prevention plans. We’ll hear from some of them. Also, sales are flat or even falling in the motorcycle industry. We’ll break down why. And the Houston Astrodome will live on. After years of back and forth a real plan for it’s future, a look at the optimism and skepticism. Also, a new building on the University of Texas campus opens up to the public this weekend. We’ll take you inside what’s not a classroom or an athletic facility but a one-of-it’s-kind art masterpiece. The story behind it. And it’s Friday! That means the Typewriter Rodeo and a wrap up of the big stories this week in Texas Politics. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 24, 2018

Is Texas an epicenter for human trafficking? A bust in Texas’ biggest city points to how bad the problems become, we’ll explore. Also after California, Texas has more military bases and active duty servicemen and women than any other state: now a groundbreaking study on what can be done to help those with Post Traumatic stress. Plus Texas senator Ted Cruz says he’s consistently opposed government shutdowns. If you don’t like green eggs and ham, you may want to hear today’s fact-check of the senators claim. And three things many Texans can’t live without: caught in the crossfire over NAFTA? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: November 17, 2017

It was introduced two weeks ago, and without a single hearing, it’s passed the house. Tax reform of some form seems likely, but at what cost?
The president’s plan for rebuilding America’s infrastructure: price tag? 1 trillion dollars. But who’s gonna pay for it? One expert says the answer should be obvious: China. And Texas could be at the center of it, we’ll hear why. Also, first do no harm, goes the maxim of medicine. But are med school costs hurting the profession itself? Why more prospective doctors are turning to Texas. And surviving a historic storm and emerging world champions, heroic enough for ya? The folks behind Superman and Batman come to Houston to talk superheroes. Those stories plus the week in politics and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 29, 2016

A front row seat to history? We can do better than that. Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez on the view from the podium. Plus disorder in the court? A federal challenge to the way Texas picks its top judges. And the aging population of the lone star state are Texas towns and cities ready? Plus, in some state facilities, levels of lead as bad at Flint Michigan: what’s being done and what isn’t. Also 50 years after the Texas tower shooting, what’s changed when it comes to guns? Plus the week in Texas politics and much more, today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 8, 2016

A deadly day in Dallas. At least 5 killed, four police and a DART officer, and several others wounded. What happened in North Texas last night? Details continue to come in. We’ll try to paint a picture of what we know of events and how they unfolded. And reactions to Dallas, the governor offering up backup law enforcement and regular Texans offering up sentiments of shock and sorrow. Plus carrying while black. Does the right to carry arms put some people at greater risk than others? And veteran suicides. New numbers out this week that make clear the issue is serious. We’ll break down the statistics. We’re following these stories and more… today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 7, 2016

The Texas trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland has been indicted…for perjury. It was one, simple sentence that got him in trouble. Plus how can you tell if someone is mentally healthy enough to buy and use a gun? Also, we’ll talk about the future of football and yes, virtual reality has a role here too. Plus, what Krispy Kreme and a Texas hospital chain have in common. All packed in to todays Texas Standard:

Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson (Ep. 03, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, MD., Harvard and Emory-educated physician specializing in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and founder of the Lorio Psych Group, an Atlanta-based mental health practice.

Texas Standard: October 12, 2015

Is it a mental health issue or a gun problem? Mass killings spark a move by the Texas senior senator to tighten the law. Following the money: when major events across Texas claim to have major economic impacts, do the numbers add up? Also, Houston known for its hip hop but it wasn’t always. One Texas writer says that one song in 2004 changed history. We’ll talk about it. Plus, who’s an immigrant and who’s an expat? And how do you tell the difference? Those stories and more on the national news show of Texas:

Texas Standard: October 6, 2015

Cruz missile: in targeting a seat in the white house, has the junior Senator from Texas torpedoed his current career in the senate? Plus, these days Americans are encouraged to talk about treatment for mental health…but are the rules different if you’re a politician? Some say A high profile case in Dallas raises questions about a persistent stigma and the price to be paid by coming out of the shadows. Also, the rising demand for facial feminization-what makes a woman look like a woman? And Texas researchers discover the secret ingredient for a less lethal mattress. All of that and lots more, turn it up its Texas Standard time:

Texas Standard: July 27, 2015

A judge orders the release of thousands of families from immigrant detention centers–so why is no one being released? Another mass shooting, another debate about guns. But politicians remain silent on another issue that’s a factor in nearly every single mass shooting in modern history. It’s being called the biggest scandal in Texas sports right now…and it has nothing at all to do with the pros or even collegiate athletics. we’ll talk about the secret in the shadows of the Friday night nights. If at first you don’t secede? Yes the movement’s back…those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard.

Green Room: The Truman Show Delusion

Can insanity be shaped by pop culture? The discoverer of “The Truman Show Delusion”, Dr. Joel Gold, raises interesting new concerns about the interplay between media and the mind in his new book “Suspicious Minds”.