Tag Archive | #AfricanAmerican

Finally!!! What took you so long Mayor Durkan?!

I was up at CHOP this morning on Capitol Hill in Seattle. I had to see for myself that the CHOP zone was finally being dismantled. This is what I’ve been caling for over the last several days/weeks. It’s gone on far too long. Mayor Durkan, you’ve got blood on your hands! Two young African […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 21)

In 1919, there was a lynching of an African American, every 4 days in the South. It was outright terrorism! In 1922, the NAACP started writing in detail about the rampant lynchings that were going on. Fisk University was very instrumental in giving blacks a place to be educated and a platform to fight back […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Researchers Sound The Alarm About Rising #Suicide Rate Among #Black Youth

#JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Men’s #MentalHealth: ‘#Man Up’ Is Not The Answer

Surveys from around the world show that #men everywhere find it difficult to open up about #mentalhealth, though they are significantly more at risk of attempting #suicide than #women. In this Special Feature, we look at why this may be and how to address this issue. For more research-backed information and resources for #men’s health, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Is Growing #Health Crisis For #AfricanAmerican Youth

She started having suicidal thoughts at 11 or 12. She didn’t know the words to name it. She had no idea what it was, but she consistently had these urges to end her life. “I just wanted to be dead,” she says. One night when she was 24, and already long diagnosed with clinical #depression, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘We’re Losing Our Kids’: #Black Youth #Suicide Rate Rising Far Faster Than For #Whites; #Coronavirus, #Police Violence Deepen Trauma

Jayne O’Donnell WASHINGTON – A decade after she tried to take her life as a college freshman, Victoria Waltz, a gifted child who played the harp, is only beginning to understand how things got so bad. “It’s been a journey and a process from then to now,” said Waltz, now 28. “It was a slow build up over […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #AfricanAmericans Face Unique #MentalHealth Risks

By Shari Celestine When Demetrius Minor left the Army after 12 years in 2013, he went through a standard medical review. Physically fit and seemingly healthy, he breezed through. Nobody caught that he was depressed. Minor says he “passed through [the #mentalhealth system] because I looked healthy. They are looking for broken bones and ask you the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black Kids And #Suicide: Why Are Rates So High, And So Ignored?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Rheeda Walker, University of Houston #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Teen #Football Star #BryceGowdy Faced Struggles Before His #Suicide, Family Says

By BROOKE BAITINGER,  The mother of Bryce Gowdy, one of Deerfield Beach High’s star football players, grieved the loss of her son in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday. Bryce Gowdy, a #teen football star about to go off to Georgia Tech on a full ride, had no place to go with his family and checked […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Suicide Attempts Rise Among #Black #Teens, But Researcher Says Data On Solutions Is Missing

Jeremy Hobson Samantha Raphelson #Suicide attempts among #black #children and teenagers have increased by 73% since 1991, according to data published in the Journal of Pediatrics this month. #Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for #teenagers in the U.S., but over the period studied, #suicide attempts decreased among #teens in every ethnic group except for #AfricanAmericans. […]


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