#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Need To Talk About How We Talk About #Depression And #Suicide In #Sports
#StephenJohns revealed earlier this week he struggled with #depression and suicidal thoughts during his recovery from post-traumatic headaches and #post-traumaticsyndrome. But how this was talked about on local radio overshadowed his story a bit. By Taylor Baird@taylordbaird #Hockey has a specific culture, one in which a player that plays through pain is turned into hero-worship, where […]
In 1941, A. Phillip Randolph threatened to “March on Washington” if then President Roosevelt didn’t desegregate the armed forces and change government hiring practices. Under pressure to act, President Roosevelt passed the executive order #8802, which established the fair employment practices committee (no discrimination in the hiring practices of the defense industry). In 1948, Harry […]
My advice to newcomers to Seattle. We need more good people who are willing to step up and lead.
How I learned to “Speak Truth to Power”. It’s difficult to “stand for something, and not fall for anything”. But, you can do it!
#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Former #StudentAthlete Dies By #Suicide; His Family Uses Tragedy To Help Others
Former Bonneville High School #studentathlete Braydon Pugmire. | Courtesy Brad Barlow UCON — From the outside, 17-year-old Braydon Pugmire seemed like a typical successful #teen. He played on the Bonneville High School #football and #basketball teams, and he served on the student council. He was active in his Latter-day Saint congregation, he got his Eagle Scout rank, […]
In this video, Ann and I are talking about what drove me to the point of writing letters about the Mayor, and speaking up for the “Non-vocal majority”.
Ann and I are talking about how much Seattle has changed in the 40 years I’ve been here. I’ll be running a short excerpt from our interview, daily for the next several days.
Roughly 36 hours ago, in the infamous CHOP/CHAZ area on Capitol Hill, there was a shooting. One person died and one is still at Harborview. This is what we have all been fearing when neighborhoods are called upon to “police themselves,” and our first responders cannot do their jobs. So far, there has been nothing […]
#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Fears Mandatory Reporting Of #Doctors With #MentalHealthIssues Leading To #Suicides
By Lucy Shannon John Bryant never planned on becoming a #mentalhealth advocate but fell into the role when his father, Andrew Bryant, took his own life. Key points: Mandatory reporting requires health professionals to report colleagues they believe pose a risk to the public Doctors can be reported due to a #mentalhealthissue Some feel the laws […]
It’s no coincidence that our politics and our #mentalhealth have declined so rapidly, at the same time. By Lee Siegel Mr. Siegel is the author, most recently, of “The Draw: A Memoir.” Everyone has his or her own definition of a political crisis. Mine is when our collective #mentalhealth starts having a profound effect on our […]