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

Melanie Brown-Woofter Melanie Brown Woofter (Photo: Special to News-Press)   The recent #suicide deaths of two students who survived the shooting at #MarjoryStonemanDouglas and a father who lost his daughter at Sandy Hook are heartbreaking reminders of the trauma that school or workplace violence can inflict on #survivors. They also underscore the need for treatment and […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Veterans and #Suicide Risk: The Warning Signs — and How to Get Help

BY ASHLEY WELCH MAY 8, 2019 / 1:15 PM / CBS NEWS   The suicides of at least four military veterans at #VeteransAffairs facilities last month has captured the attention of advocates and members of #Congress. According to data released by the VA, there were more than 6,000 veteran suicides each year from 2008 to 2016. Data […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Many Soldiers Who Attempt Suicide Have No Prior Mental Health Diagnosis

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. Having gone through a recent bout of depression and suicidal thoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by […]