Tag Archive | Teenagers

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Teen #Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?

Temperament, family and community all play a role Nadine Kaslow, PhD One of the myths about #suicidal talk, and actual #suicideattempts, in young people is that they are just a bid for attention or “a cry for help.” Kids who talk or write about killing themselves are dismissed as overly dramatic—obviously they don’t mean it! […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Point of View: Reducing #Stigma Of #MentalHealth Is Key To Reducing #Suicide Deaths

The recent #suicide deaths of two students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a father who lost his daughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School are heartbreaking reminders of the trauma that school or workplace violence can inflict on survivors. They also underscore the need for treatment and support, long after […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – When #SocialMedia Is Really Problematic for Adolescents

Underlying problems may make some young people particularly vulnerable to what they find on #socialmedia, an expert says. By Perri Klass, M.D. There has been a lot of worry about adolescents and #socialmedia over the past couple of weeks, with new studies and reports raising questions about #mentalhealth and vulnerability, sleep and #suicide. I recently wrote […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – A Friends-And-Family Intervention For Preventing Teen #Suicide

By Jill U. Adams If you or someone you know are in crisis, please call the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. A 16-year-old boy, a high school athlete with good grades, told his therapist that he was thinking about taking his own life. That therapist, […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – A Friends-and-Family Intervention for Preventing #Teen #Suicide

Researchers are focusing new attention on boosting social connectedness for teens following hospitalization for suicide attempts or ideations. BY Jill U. Adams 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. Getting men to speak up and […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Lifelines Help Prevent #Teen #Suicides

By GRACE NAPOLITANO  Martha is an 18-year-old #Latina college student from La Puente. She studies part-time and works part-time to support herself and her family. As the first in her family to attend college, she is a great source of pride for her loved ones. Yet, had a concerned friend not asked Martha if she was […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – CHSAA To Require #MentalHealth Course For All Coaches

AURORA, Colo. — After several recent student #suicides, #highschool #coaches in #Colorado will now be required to take a course in #mentalhealth and #suicideprevention due to a new mandate from the #ColoradoHighSchoolActivitiesAssociation (CHSAA) board of directors. Research by the U.S. #DepartmentofHealthandHumanServices shows 31% of high school students reported #depression symptoms in 2017 and 17% seriously […]

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