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James Donaldson on Mental Health – Suicide Rates Decline in Summer and Rise When School Starts. Parents, Teachers Can Help.

James Donaldson note:  As I’m slowly getting on top of my physical health issues, I am turning more and more of my time and efforts towards mental health issues, especially pertaining to our young people and student-athletes. Having gone through a recent bout of depression and suicidal thoughts myself, I realize now, that I can […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children

As I’m doing more and more work in regards to mental health in children and our young people, I continue to come across great resources and articles that I think would be helpful for everyone. When symptoms have multiple causes, mistakes are made Linda Spiro, PsyD When you have a headache, you know there are […]

Strategies for a Successful Summer Break – Tips for Managing Your Kids’ Downtime to Help Make it Relaxing for Everyone

Strategies for a Successful Summer Break Tips for managing your kids’ downtime to help make it relaxing for everyone by Child Mind Institute Beth Arky While your average child may be thrilled by the end of the school year, anticipating lazy days and sleeping in, the prospect of summer break isn’t quite that unalloyed pleasure […]

Former UCLA Hoopster Found Dead after Posting Chilling Video

Wow!!! We need to help our young people more than ever before. This is a chilling account of former UCLA basketball player, Billy Knight, as he posted a video depicting his sadness, depression, suicidal tendencies, and need for mental health shortly before taking his own life. I know what it’s like to be in these […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

This is absolutely one of my favorite books! I first read it may be 25 years ago, and the Four Agreements that it talks about, are agreements I have made with myself, and have worked really hard to implement them into my life, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of it. Books […]

Sleep Apnea – Is It Affecting Your Life and Health

As most of you know who have been following me for some time, in January 2015 I had emergency open heart surgery for an aortic dissection. It was “touch and go” for quite some time, and even now, still some lingering aftereffects as evidenced by my recent hospital stay for an additional bypass that needed […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – History of The Donner Party (A Tragedy in the Sierras) by C.F. McGlashan

Wow!!! This was a fascinating account of the Donner Party as they risked life and limb to cross over the Sierra Nevada mountains into the “land of opportunity”, California. Growing up in Sacramento California, all of us kids from kindergarten on, learned about the Donner Party, and the part that caused a lot of our […]