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#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Need To Talk About How We Talk About #Depression And #Suicide In #Sports

#StephenJohns revealed earlier this week he struggled with #depression and suicidal thoughts during his recovery from post-traumatic headaches and #post-traumaticsyndrome. But how this was talked about on local radio overshadowed his story a bit. By Taylor Baird@taylordbaird  #Hockey has a specific culture, one in which a player that plays through pain is turned into hero-worship, where […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Many #Soldiers Thinking About #Suicide Show No Signs

Linda Carroll #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 […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Digging Deeper: Sexuality And #Suicide Within The #LGBTQ Community

Black River Falls (WQOW) – People who identify as #LGBTQ are nearly three times more likely to develop a #mentalhealth disorder such as #depression or #anxiety.  That’s according to the #NationalAllianceonMentalIllness.  It’s a reality a teen from Black River Falls is living; struggling with his sexuality, which led to suicidal thoughts. “Some things that were said to […]

Ready For A Nice Gift For Your Friends and…. You!!!

Here it is, the Holiday Season again! Everyone is supposed to be in that “giving” spirit, and supporting various charities and other organizations before the end of the year.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could support a great cause and get something that you can actually benefit from? Just simply place one of our […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – If We Want To Address The Crisis of #Veteran #Suicide, We Must Acknowledge Its History

BY SIMON HAROLD WALKER In 2018, 33-year-old American Marine veteran Justin Miller died by suicide in the parking lot of the very organization he had turned to for help. After four days in the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital, Miller had been released and immediately took his own life. Between October 2017 and November 2018, 18 additional […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Tina Turner Breaks Silence on Son’s Suicide

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. 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 […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Exercise, Not Prozac, Beat My Depression; Two Years Ago Sheryl Crow Was Poleaxed by Doubts and Fears. Now, Having Turned 40, She Tells How She Escaped the Horrors of Her Darkest Days

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. 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 […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain by Alan Light

Wow, can you believe this is the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain’s release? I’ve been a Prince fan since his very first albums, “For You” and “Prince” and I’ve got all of his albums (vinyl even) in my collection. Because he was such a multi talented performer, who could play just about every musical instrument, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – MJ: Misunderstood by John Perry

Not much new in this book that we haven’t heard before, as the author traces Michael’s humble beginnings from Gary Indiana all the way to the top of the charts as the “King of Pop”. Michael Jackson easily became the number one entertainer in the world for most of his career, even has, he became […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Mastering Life After Athletics – 10 Tips for at Risk Teens, Athletes, and Aspiring Entrepreneurs by Byron Williams

Byron Williams does a good job in conveying his story to us about his trials and tribulations of trying to reach his dreams of becoming a professional athlete, published author, sports agent and bodyguard even. It’s an interesting story, even though it’s not to “deep”, it’s written well enough for young people, especially will benefit […]