Tag Archive | #NationalSuicideInformationInitiative

#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 – One in 7 #Latina #Girls in #Philadelphia Has Attempted #Suicide, Yet Their Struggles Often Remain Invisible

by Aneri Pattani, Updated: May 6, 2019 COURTESY NOELIA RIVERA-CALDERóN Every morning when Noelia Rivera-Calderón got to high school, she’d run to the bathroom to throw up.   The first few times, the school nurse suggested she go home. But after that, the staff acted as if it were normal for her to be sick. One day, […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Reducing #Stigma of #MentalHealth is Key to Reducing #Suicide Deaths

Melanie Brown-Woofter, Your Turn   Melanie Brown Woofter   The recent #suicide deaths of two students who survived the shooting at #MarjoryStonemanDouglas and a father who lost his daughter at #SandyHook are heartbreaking reminders of the trauma that school or workplace violence can inflict on survivors. They also underscore the need for treatment and support, […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Teens are #Anxious and #Depressed, but Treatment to Prevent #Suicide is Hard to Find

Rory Linnane, Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten and Haley BeMiller, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel #Teens across America are increasingly #anxious and #depressed. #Socialmedia is amplifying bullying and other bad behaviors, leaving kids feeling isolated and tormented. In many parts of the country, it is difficult to get treatment for #mentalhealth problems. Tragically, the number of young people dying by #suicide is rising. Amid a […]