Tag Archive | #Black

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pastors, Counselors Work To Lower #Suicide Rates In #Minorities

By Dave Jordan The year 2020 has been a year of strife, unrest and an ongoing #pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on the marginalized and minority communities. #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. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To De-Escalate A #MentalHealth Emergency Without Calling The #Police

Because a wellness check shouldn’t be a death sentence. By Al Donato Every time Asante Haughton leaves his home, he sees someone in distress. For the Jamaican-born #mentalhealthadvocate, encountering a person experiencing homelessness going through a bad #mentalhealth episode in public happens often in his Toronto neighbourhood. What’s also common, Haughton said, is seeing them become victims when #police get involved. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Need To Talk About #Black #Youth #Suicide Right Now, Says Dr. Michael Lindsey

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is a scholar in the field of child and adolescent #mentalhealth who leads a working group of experts supporting the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on #Black #Youth #Suicide and #MentalHealth. Dr. Lindsey, 48, also serves as the executive director of NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and the Constance and […]

#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 – #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. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic, #Racism Compound Worries About #Black #Suicide Rate

Experts warn of a looming #mentalhealthcrisis linked to the #coronavirus. And #doctors and researchers say the issues reverberate deeper among #Black people By Associated Press CHICAGO — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with #depression and #anxiety, she survived two more attempts at […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – People In #MentalHealthCrises Need Help, Not Handcuffs

By BILL CARRUTHERS and DAN GILLISON A #mentalhealthcrisis can be a frightening thing to the individual experiencing it as well as to people witnessing it. Those in its throes need help, but all too often get handcuffs. We have seen that scenario play out from the inside and the outside. It’s time for it to change. #JamesDonaldson notes: […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black #Americans Experiencing Deadly Secondary Trauma During #Pandemic And Protesting, Experts Say

Patrice Gaines #BlackAmericans experiencing deadly secondary trauma during #pandemic and protesting, experts say Protests over the killing of #GeorgeFloyd have pushed to the forefront a particular fact long known by medical professionals: #Racism kills, and it may be the main cause of health disparities between whites and Blacks. In a recent essay, Dr. Nadine Burke […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Supporting #MentalHealth Amid The #Coronavirus #Pandemic

by James Gordon BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The stresses of months of quarantine, joblessness and seeing images of violent civil unrest could take a toll on your #mentalhealth. Sadly, #pandemic-related suicides have been reported in many parts of the country. But there’s a new tool coming for those on the edge. One of the factors affecting […]

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