Tag Archive | #YouthSuicide

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Why Some Experts Think #SuicidePrevention Should Begin in Elementary School

An increase in suicides and #suicide attempts in young children has convinced some experts that prevention programs should begin in elementary school. The prevention programs for this age group focus on recognizing and dealing with emotions, not on #suicide itself. For #teens, experts say some warning signs of suicidal behavior are withdrawing from family, risk-taking […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Researchers Sound The Alarm About Rising #Suicide Rate Among #Black Youth

#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 reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Is Growing #Health Crisis For #AfricanAmerican Youth

She started having suicidal thoughts at 11 or 12. She didn’t know the words to name it. She had no idea what it was, but she consistently had these urges to end her life. “I just wanted to be dead,” she says. One night when she was 24, and already long diagnosed with clinical #depression, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Homeless, Runaway #Youth Have High Rates of #Depression, Self-Injury and Suicidal Attempts

Stephanie Harlow, MD and Ravi Shah 1. In a recent survey, runaway and #homeless #youth reported significantly higher rates of #depression, self-injury, #suicidalideation, and #suicide attempts as compared to stably housed participants. 2. Of the #mentalhealth outcomes assessed, #youth who reported a history of both unaccompanied #homelessness and running away had the highest prevalence of each outcome, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Youth #Suicide, A Preventable Tragedy

It is always a tragedy when a young person dies. When a person takes their own life, the natural feelings of grief and shock are made even worse by guilt, anger, and the isolation that too often results from the #stigma attached to #suicide. On average, more than 100 people in Tennessee between the ages […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Anguished, Armed And Impulsive: A Deadly Mix Fuels Rising #Teen #Suicides

By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN On a spring morning near Orlando, a 17-year-old typed “I love you guys” on her Instagram page. Struggling with #depression, distraught over a breakup, and fighting back tears, she walked out of class and into the empty high school auditorium. She pulled her grandfather’s Glock 45 from her small brown purse and […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Teens Are Increasingly #Depressed, #Anxious, And #Suicidal. How Can We Help?

There are good research-backed solutions to prevent suicide among young people. By Brian Resnick Here are some numbers we need to reckon with: the number of #suicide deaths in people ages 15 to 24, over 36 years in the United States. As you can see in this chart, after a steep drop in the late 1990s, […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Father Saves Son After #Suicide Attempt, Urges Parents to Watch for Signs of #Bullying, #Depression

PHOTO: The parents of a 12-year-old boy who attempted suicide are calling for an open discussion about youth suicide. (Supplied) A Queensland father who saved his young son from a #suicide attempt says he wants other parents to learn from his mistakes. Key points: A 12-year-old Queensland boy has narrowly survived a #suicide attempt His parents are […]


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