Tag Archive | Depression

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Suicide Rates Decline in Summer and Rise When School Starts. Parents, Teachers Can Help.

James Donaldson note:  As I’m slowly getting on top of my physical health issues, I am turning more and more of my time and efforts towards mental health issues, especially pertaining to our young people and student-athletes. Having gone through a recent bout of depression and suicidal thoughts myself, I realize now, that I can […]

Strategies for a Successful Summer Break – Tips for Managing Your Kids’ Downtime to Help Make it Relaxing for Everyone

Strategies for a Successful Summer Break Tips for managing your kids’ downtime to help make it relaxing for everyone by Child Mind Institute Beth Arky While your average child may be thrilled by the end of the school year, anticipating lazy days and sleeping in, the prospect of summer break isn’t quite that unalloyed pleasure […]

Former UCLA Hoopster Found Dead after Posting Chilling Video

Wow!!! We need to help our young people more than ever before. This is a chilling account of former UCLA basketball player, Billy Knight, as he posted a video depicting his sadness, depression, suicidal tendencies, and need for mental health shortly before taking his own life. I know what it’s like to be in these […]

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 […]