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#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Rising #Suicide Attempts Among #Black Youth Prompts #MentalHealth Discussion

by Simone Jameson #Mentalhealthexperts are stressing proactivity and vigilance among #AfricanAmerican community members, after revealing statistics that show an uptick in #suicide attempts among #Black #youth. Statistics from the #NationalFoundationforSuicidePrevention indicate that #suicide attempts among #AfricanAmerican children ages thirteen and under increased by seventy three percent from 1991 to 2017. Twice as high compared with attempted […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic, Protests Provide ‘Perfect Storm’ For #MentalHealth Concerns

By: Dan Cohen KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The events of the last few months in Kansas City and across the country are straining the public’s #mentalhealth, with professionals seeing a rise in call activity requesting resources. “In the last month, month-and-a-half, we’ve seen our phone calls increase,” said Julie Pratt, president and CEO of Comprehensive #MentalHealth […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The ‘Silent’ Statistics

For every death by #suicide, as many as 30 others attempt to end their life. Australia has a #suicide problem — it seems we can all agree on that — but when it comes to solutions, the verdict isn’t so clear. By Bridget Judd The gentle croons of James Blunt echoed through Graeme Holdsworth’s stereo as […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Here’s Why Guns Increase The Risk Of #Suicide–Especially In Stressful Times

JULY 7, 2020 by Ian Thomsen,  People who own a handgun are almost four times more likely to die by #suicide than those who don’t have guns, according to new research by Matt Miller, a professor of health sciences and epidemiology at Northeastern. The findings, published by Miller’s group in the New England Journal of Medicine, […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 39)

For over 80 years, Jim Crow was the symbol of White Supremacy over Black subjugation in America. The Racism that gave birth to Jim Crow, still runs deep in American life, and the struggle to overcome it, is not, and may never be over. I hope you enjoyed, and learned a little something about the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Talking To Your Kids About #MentalHealth

MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW) — For some parents, talking to your kids about their #mentalhealth may be daunting. But experts say #mentalhealth conversations are necessary. “Kids often don’t just come out and tell you they are struggling,” said Peaceful Solutions Executive Director Lee Shipway. “I always tell parents it’s nice if you could do a […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 38)

May 17th 1954, Brown vs The Board of Education, The Supreme Court upheld the students claim for better schools, and overturned segregation in schools.

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #COVID-19’s Silent Threat: #Suicide

by Kevin Garrett It is hard not to get depressed reading the media reports and watching the #pandemic play out in newscasts showing the many victims of #COVID-19. As the numbers of deaths and positive cases have risen in our communities, our spirits have fallen, pushed down even further by the necessary distancing from loved ones. […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 37)

Comparisons between white and black schools during Jim Crow. Barbara Johns, as a high school student, led a student strike that brought about change.

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthExperts Explain How To Be There For Someone Who Feels Suicidal & Seek Help

Malika Sanon For many people in #India having a conversation about #suicide is a taboo. People don’t understand the term itself and find it frightening and for that matter, #suicide is a complicated topic to understand. In most cases, it’s not clear why a person makes this choice. It is unfair to form opinions without […]

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