Tag Archive | #Covid-19

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Why Some Experts Think #SuicidePrevention Should Begin in Elementary School

An increase in suicides and #suicide attempts in young children has convinced some experts that prevention programs should begin in elementary school. The prevention programs for this age group focus on recognizing and dealing with emotions, not on #suicide itself. For #teens, experts say some warning signs of suicidal behavior are withdrawing from family, risk-taking […]

#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 […]

#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 – #Suicide, The Epidemic We Are Overlooking

Do not blame or shame someone for thinking of #suicide, or call it a selfish act. It undermines the struggle the person is going through. New Delhi | Updated: June 23, 2020 8:48:57 pmSocietal and global issues can wear down on us and affect our #mental and physical health. Written by Pooja Saraff It is hard […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Handgun Ownership Significantly Increases #SuicideRisk, Study Finds

A new study by Stanford University researchers found that handgun owners are nine times more likely to die by #suicide than non-gun owners. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine this month, confirms what #mentalhealth experts have known for decades — that there is a positive correlation between firearm ownership and #suicide […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Column: Know Someone In Crisis? Throw Your Lifeline

By DIANE ROSTON We have personal protective equipment — PPE — for physical protection from the #coronavirus. What about mental protection? The word is out: The #coronavirus #pandemic is linked to increased risk of #depression, #anxiety, #PTSD and #suicide. Every day in the media we read about more deaths by #suicide — a doctor, two […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To Flatten The Rising #Suicide Curve

The social #isolation, financial hardships, reduced access to certain types of medical care and overall #stress wrought by the #COVID-19 #pandemic has also had the effect of putting people with #mentalhealthproblems at greater risk of #suicide. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association questioned whether it may not represent a “perfect […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Unemployment, #Isolation And #Depression From #COVID-19 May Cause More ‘Deaths Of Despair’

PHILADELPHIA — Even before protesters across the country took to the streets in rage and grief over police brutality, #Americans were already facing unprecedented #stress, #isolation, #depression and fear brought on by the #COVID-19 #pandemic. Earlier this month, as the country began to consider relaxing stay-at-home orders and reopening businesses, experts warned that the months […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – These Are Challenging Times — Here’s How To Get Free #MentalHealth Assistance

Cory Stieg As millions of people around the world are protesting police brutality in the wake of #GeorgeFloyd’s death, the #Covid-19 #pandemic continues to sweep the nation. Many people are experiencing increased levels of #stress and #anxiety as a result.  “The effect of #racism and racial trauma on #mentalhealth is real and cannot be ignored,” Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO […]

#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 […]

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