Tag Archive | Youth

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Fifth of 17 to 19-year-old Girls Self-Harm or Attempt Suicide

James Donaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Mental Health in Children and Young People by Dr. Sarah Vohra

I think a lot of you have heard by now, http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle that I’ve been speaking out publicly as a voice and an advocate for mental health. Having gone through some serious mental challenges myself over the last several months, which included, depression, anxiety, stress and suicidal thoughts, now that I have “been there and done […]

James Donaldson’s Brand New Ebook – Basketball A-Z: What It Takes To Make It From AAU to the Pros by James Donaldson

I wanted to take a moment, to announce the release of my brand-new e-book that I just completed, titled, Basketball A – Z: What It Takes to Make It from AAU to the Pros. I know that I typically do not write about basketball and sports, but I wanted to collect a lot of my […]

Why Today’s Athletes Could Benefit from Having a Good Mentor in Their Life

As I booted up my computer this October 1st 2013 morning, I was hit with more troubling news, although at this point not terribly surprising, of yet another athlete falling by the wayside.  I don’t know about you, but it’s getting to be such a regular occurrence of so many of our foolhardy athletes (both […]

20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men by Kareem Abdul – Jabbar

20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Why should a young man listen to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the next few months. That’s not a fault of character, but the fact that […]

Mentoring – This Is Why We Do What We Do… And We All Ought to Do More

A few weeks ago I ran this photo of me and some of the guys at our mentoring group at Mount Zion Baptist Church, my church home in Seattle. We’ve established a wonderful mentoring group for a lot of our young boys/men who really could benefit from the impact of having a positive male role […]

Former NBA Players James Donaldson and Kevin Loder at Legend of Basketball Summer Summit – August 2012

I had a great time at the Legends of Basketball Summer Summit in New Orleans recently.  It was wonderful catching up with friends like former NBA player and friend, Kevin Loder.  We played together on the SanDiego/Los Angeles Clippers team “back in the day”. He’s now doing some great work with the youth in the […]