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James Donaldson on Mental Health – Struggling with Mental Health or Thoughts of Suicide? Here Is Where You Can Find Help

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 not suffer in silence or drown our sorrows in alcohol, hang out at bars and strip joints, or get involved with drug use.

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 sharing my story, and by sharing various resources I come across as I work in this space.  http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle

Good Health is Mental Health

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. It is also the leading cause of violent death in the country, well outnumbering homicides. Those numbers have reportedly increased 30% in the last 20 years and the World Health Organization has designated suicide as a global health crisis.

The numbers become even more concerning when you look at specific populations. According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 5 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 has considered suicide, while nearly 10% have actually attempted it, and in Americans betwen 10 and 24, suicide is the second leading cause of death.

Public suicides, like those of a celebrity or community leader, can also lend themselves to trigger an increase in suicide rates nationally or within a community. According to recent research from Columbia University, who studied the fallout after comedian Robin Williams’ death in 2014, the public nature of the death can be triggering for those struggling with their own suicidal thoughts, leading to potentially further attempts.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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