Tag Archive | #Policeofficer

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pastors, Counselors Work To Lower #Suicide Rates In #Minorities

By Dave Jordan The year 2020 has been a year of strife, unrest and an ongoing #pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on the marginalized and minority communities. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To De-Escalate A #MentalHealth Emergency Without Calling The #Police

Because a wellness check shouldn’t be a death sentence. By Al Donato Every time Asante Haughton leaves his home, he sees someone in distress. For the Jamaican-born #mentalhealthadvocate, encountering a person experiencing homelessness going through a bad #mentalhealth episode in public happens often in his Toronto neighbourhood. What’s also common, Haughton said, is seeing them become victims when #police get involved. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – It’s Time To Rethink #Police Wellness Checks, #MentalHealthAdvocates Say

Recent deaths involving #police highlight flaws with wellness checks, campaigners say Vik Adhopia Living with bipolar disorder for 25 years has led Bill Pringle to dark places. Along the way, he said he has gained insight into how #police handle #mentalhealthcrises and what needs to change in their approach. The Saskatoon man has had eight #suicide attempts, which sometimes included […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicidePrevention ‘Needs To Be Priority Public #HealthIssue’

by Press Association #Suicideprevention should be a “priority public health issue” for Scotland in the wake of the #coronavirus #pandemic, ministers have been told. The group cites anecdotal evidence in the UK of more people struggling with their #mentalhealth and thinking about #suicide, saying this is seen “through police call-outs and crisis helplines, as individuals turn to […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Depression And #Suicide Top #MentalhealthIllnesses

By Graham Kajilwa Majority of Kenyans cannot distinguish the different kinds of #mentalillnesses, which explains why most cases of #suicide are missed. A report by the Ministry of Health has identified #depression and #suicide as the leading #mentalhealthillnesses in the country. However, the report notes poor documentation of #mentalillnesses by health workers, with all neurological related […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – 40 Percent Of #LGBTQ Youth ‘Seriously Considered’ #Suicide In Past Year, Survey Finds

By Tim Fitzsimons Two in 5 #LGBTQ #youth in the #UnitedStates have “seriously considered” #suicide in the past year, a sobering survey released Wednesday said, showing what one expert called the “devastating #mentalhealth consequences” of society’s failure to create a safer and more affirming environment for America’s #queer #youth. The 2020 National Survey on #LGBTQ #Youth #MentalHealth by […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – 3 In 5 Adults Who Thought About #Suicide Received No #MentalHealth Support In Lockdown

by Jake Hawkes, University College London During the first month of lockdown nearly a fifth of people reported having thoughts of self-harm or #suicide, but only 42% of those thinking about self-harming or #suicide and 57% of people who self-harmed had accessed #mentalhealthservices. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Rising #Suicide Attempts Among #Black Youth Prompts #MentalHealth Discussion

by Simone Jameson #Mentalhealthexperts are stressing proactivity and vigilance among #AfricanAmerican community members, after revealing statistics that show an uptick in #suicide attempts among #Black #youth. Statistics from the #NationalFoundationforSuicidePrevention indicate that #suicide attempts among #AfricanAmerican children ages thirteen and under increased by seventy three percent from 1991 to 2017. Twice as high compared with attempted […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic, Protests Provide ‘Perfect Storm’ For #MentalHealth Concerns

By: Dan Cohen KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The events of the last few months in Kansas City and across the country are straining the public’s #mentalhealth, with professionals seeing a rise in call activity requesting resources. “In the last month, month-and-a-half, we’ve seen our phone calls increase,” said Julie Pratt, president and CEO of Comprehensive #MentalHealth […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The ‘Silent’ Statistics

For every death by #suicide, as many as 30 others attempt to end their life. Australia has a #suicide problem — it seems we can all agree on that — but when it comes to solutions, the verdict isn’t so clear. By Bridget Judd The gentle croons of James Blunt echoed through Graeme Holdsworth’s stereo as […]

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