Tag Archive | Depression

How to Support a Friend With Mental Health Challenges by Katherine Martinelli (Presented by James Donaldson)

We rely on our friends for a lot of things, and that definitely includes providing emotional support when things are difficult. So it makes sense that teenagers struggling with mental health challenges would turn to their friends to vent, unload, and ask for backup. But it can be difficult to figure out when a friend […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health Pt. 3

Suicide! Wow, can someone please tell me what’s going on! Just this week alone, fashion icon, Kate Spade, and celebrity food gourmet and adventurer, Anthony Bourdain, took their lives via suicide, both, from all outward appearances, like they were “on top of the world”. Also, a friend of mine called me this morning to remind […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health Pt. 2

Hey everybody, On this wonderful Memorial Day Weekend Holiday, where we remember and honor those who served our great country, I’d also like to ask all of you to remember and honor those who are suffering mental health challenges and issues that have led to far too many lives ending way too early. Let’s keep […]

Family of WSU QB Raises Suicide Awareness in Seattle

Saturday would have been WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s 22nd birthday. His mom and brother are traveling across Washington, thanking people who supported them after they lost Tyler and raising awareness about suicide prevention. https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/family-of-wsu-qb-raises-suicide-awareness-in-seattle/281-8140071 Author: Natalie Swaby Published: 9:23 PM PDT May 24, 2018 Updated: 11:27 PM PDT May 24, 2018 For Kym and Kelly Hilinski, Ozzie’s in […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health

I wanted to take a moment, to express my thanks and gratitude for such an outpouring of love and support and understanding for what I’ve been going through the last several months. Friends that I’ve had for 30+ years, who had no idea what was happening to me, reached out from around the country as […]

Turning the Page After Struggles – 16 Year NBA Vet James Donaldson Wants To Help Young Athletes Shed Mental Health Stigma

Turning the Page: After struggles, 16-year NBA vet James Donaldson wants to help young athletes shed mental health stigma By Special to The Athletic 2  By Art Thiel Prone upon an overmatched bed, 7-foot-2 James Donaldson was affixed with tubes and monitor patches when Lenny Wilkens walked into the room at Swedish Hospital’s intensive care unit. The […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

In this book, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism, the author goes into pretty good detail and some very good scenarios about how and why capitalism works (when it works), and how and why sometimes it doesn’t. The author states that because we didn’t ask the “necessary questions” about capitalism, we got hit […]