Tag Archive | #JournalSocietyandMentalHealth

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Suicide Spikes Among #Girls; Attention turns to #SocialMedia, #MentalHealth

By The Washington Post   A troubling spike in the #suicide rate among #girls is prompting leading researchers to question the role of #socialmedia in adolescent #mentalhealth. A study published Friday in the JAMA Open Network led by Donna Ruch, a research scientist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, analyzed suicide trends in 10- to 19-year-olds between 1975 […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – New Documentary Puts a Youthful Face on #Suicide and #MentalHealth; Aim is to Combat #Stigma

Rory Linnane and Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY A new documentary that gives voice to and puts a face on the child and teen mental health crisis goes live online Thursday at 7:30 CT when it airs on Milwaukee’s PBS station. “#You’reNotAlone,” which follows four young people from Wisconsin as they navigate mental health challenges, is a […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – What Sort Of Evil Person Encourages A Teenager To Commit #Suicide?

By Alex Berezow  A 16-year-old girl uses her social media account to post a question: Should I kill myself? Sixty-nine percent of people who responded said yes. So she did. This isn’t the plot of a twisted new movie. This, according to a report coming from Malaysia, actually happened. The teenager posted a poll on Instagram, “Really […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Since 2007, #Suicide Rates Have Risen Disproportionately in One Group of Teens

These sad statistics are a “canary in a coal mine” By Emma Betuel   Whether it’s due to social media, political turmoil, or lack of sleep, American teenagers are facing a #mentalhealth crisis. In August 2018, the CDC reported that suicidal ideation had risen among teens in the past decade, and a paper published Friday in JAMA Network Open shows that the rise in completed […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Suicide: More Common Than Ever

By Dr. SID ROBERTS/Contributing writer A Rice University classmate and friend of mine — a 57-year-old woman and mother of two — committed suicide on Easter Sunday. She was going through a divorce, but many of her college friends had been in contact with her one way or another in the weeks (and even the […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Suicide Deaths Are Often ‘Contagious.’ This May Help Explain Why

Flowers, candles, and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. after a former student died by suicide. Rhona Wise—AFP/Getty Images BY JAMIE DUCHARME  In the wake of any high-profile suicide, public health experts steel themselves for the aftershock. Suicide contagion, the phenomenon by which exposure to one […]