#Depression in one #child can yield to #anxiety and #stress for other siblings. Call Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Psychiatric intake response center at 513-636-4123or 911 for acute crisis Emergency • #USCensusBureau found that over the past year, 41% of #Black people reported symptoms of either #depression or #anxiety. • #CentersforDiseaseControl reports from August 2020- February 2021, the percentage of #adults with recent symptoms of an #anxiety and #depressive d/o increased from 36.4% to 41.5% and those reporting an unmet #mentalhealthcare need increased from 9.2% to 11.7%. • #Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst #children, #adolescents and young #adults. • #Black boys ages 5-12 are twice as likely to die by #suicide by their white peers.
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 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 #suicidalthoughts 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