Tag Archive | #AmericanFooundationforSuicidePrevention

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Suicide Spikes Among #Girls; Attention turns to #SocialMedia, #MentalHealth

By The Washington Post   A troubling spike in the #suicide rate among #girls is prompting leading researchers to question the role of #socialmedia in adolescent #mentalhealth. A study published Friday in the JAMA Open Network led by Donna Ruch, a research scientist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, analyzed suicide trends in 10- to 19-year-olds between 1975 […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – New Documentary Puts a Youthful Face on #Suicide and #MentalHealth; Aim is to Combat #Stigma

Rory Linnane and Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY A new documentary that gives voice to and puts a face on the child and teen mental health crisis goes live online Thursday at 7:30 CT when it airs on Milwaukee’s PBS station. “#You’reNotAlone,” which follows four young people from Wisconsin as they navigate mental health challenges, is a […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – What Sort Of Evil Person Encourages A Teenager To Commit #Suicide?

By Alex Berezow  A 16-year-old girl uses her social media account to post a question: Should I kill myself? Sixty-nine percent of people who responded said yes. So she did. This isn’t the plot of a twisted new movie. This, according to a report coming from Malaysia, actually happened. The teenager posted a poll on Instagram, “Really […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Since 2007, #Suicide Rates Have Risen Disproportionately in One Group of Teens

These sad statistics are a “canary in a coal mine” By Emma Betuel   Whether it’s due to social media, political turmoil, or lack of sleep, American teenagers are facing a #mentalhealth crisis. In August 2018, the CDC reported that suicidal ideation had risen among teens in the past decade, and a paper published Friday in JAMA Network Open shows that the rise in completed […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Teens are #Anxious and #Depressed, but Treatment to Prevent #Suicide is Hard to Find

Rory Linnane, Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten and Haley BeMiller, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel #Teens across America are increasingly #anxious and #depressed. #Socialmedia is amplifying bullying and other bad behaviors, leaving kids feeling isolated and tormented. In many parts of the country, it is difficult to get treatment for #mentalhealth problems. Tragically, the number of young people dying by #suicide is rising. Amid a […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #May is #MentalHealthAwareness Month

#May is #MentalHealthAwareness Month. Each year, #suicide claims more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined. Local mental health activists are turning their own tragedies into a way to help others. “You have been touched by suicide, whether you’re consciously aware of it or not,” said Barbara Welty, a health promotion specialist. “They used […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of #Suicide

Maria Fabrizio for NPR If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. If you know someone struggling with #despair, #depression or thoughts of #suicide, you may be wondering how to […]