Tag Archive | High School

James Donaldson on Mental Health – What It Takes to Make Suicide Prevention a Priority in School

James Donaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, 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 […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Generation Z Reported the Most Mental Health Problems, and Gun Violence is the Biggest Stressor

James Donaldson notes: I am turning more and more of my time and efforts towards mental health issues, especially pertaining to our young people 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 our sorrows […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Film Offers Remarkably Candid Look at Palo Alto Teen Suicides

One of Palo Alto’s darkest chapters is explored on the big screen in a remarkably personal documentary on suicides among students at the highly rated public schools in one of Silicon Valley’s toniest enclaves. “The Edge of Success” features interviews with former students and teachers, parents and school officials reflecting on two tragic suicide clusters […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?

James Donaldson notes: 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 […]

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 […]

The Athletes Playbook: Athletes Helping Athletes

The Athletes Playbook: Athletes Helping Athletes

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