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#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Coaxing #Veterans Into Treatment To Prevent #Suicides

1 / 1 Retired Army veteran Everett Brockington sits outside the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. He says most #veterans he knows who are struggling with #suicidalthoughts are not receiving #mentalhealthcare. (Christine Vestal/The Pew Charitable Trusts/TNS) #JamesDonaldson notes:  Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – The Overwhelming Number Of #Suicidal #Military Members, And The Neglect They Face

Simon Harold Walker Experts claim the amount of money the Ministry of Defence spends on mental healthcare for veterans is not enough In 1916, a young British private in northern France wrote home to his parents explaining his decision to take his own life. A survivor of the early days of the Somme, considered one of the most brutal […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Column: The Urgency to Prevent #Suicide by #Veterans

Vietnam veteran Bill Grant and his service dog, Maddy, work with certified master dog trainer Mary Peter at K9 Partners for Patriots in Brooksville in April 2016 as she introduces scenarios the pair will encounter in public. Peter is bringing a measure of peace and functionality to veterans as they cope with anxieties borne out […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Coaxing #Veterans Into Treatment to Prevent #Suicides

CHARLESTON, S.C. — To Army veteran Everett Brockington, 52, there’s no mystery about why so many #veterans die by #suicide: “They’ve seen things and done things that they can’t handle. And they’ve lost too many of their close friends.” Most of the #veterans Brockington knows to rely on one another for support instead of seeking […]

#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 […]

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