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#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SocialMedia Use May Play Important Role In #Youth #Suicide, Expert Says

Digital experiences among adolescents may significantly impact their #mentalhealth and well-being, according to a presenter at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference. Jamie Zelazny, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, noted that #suicide is the second-leading cause of death among individuals aged 10 to 24 years. Further, #suicide rates […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Myth: #Suicide Is Rare, Doesn’t Happen As Often As It Used To

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Myth: #Suicide Is Rare, Doesn’t Happen As Often As It Used To #JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Myth: #Suicide Is Rare, Doesn’t Happen As Often As It Used To — Read on standingabovethecrowd.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/jamesdonaldson-on-mentalhealth-mentalhealth-myth-suicide-is-rare-doesnt-happen-as-often-as-it-used-to/

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthProfessionals Seeing An Increase In People Considering #Suicide

#Mentalhealthcounselors say the effects of the #Coronavirus are far-reaching. That’s why it’s important to know what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with #depression or suicidal thoughts. And one phone call could potentially save a life. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To De-Escalate A #MentalHealth Emergency Without Calling The #Police

Because a wellness check shouldn’t be a death sentence. By Al Donato Every time Asante Haughton leaves his home, he sees someone in distress. For the Jamaican-born #mentalhealthadvocate, encountering a person experiencing homelessness going through a bad #mentalhealth episode in public happens often in his Toronto neighbourhood. What’s also common, Haughton said, is seeing them become victims when #police get involved. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – It’s Time To Rethink #Police Wellness Checks, #MentalHealthAdvocates Say

Recent deaths involving #police highlight flaws with wellness checks, campaigners say Vik Adhopia Living with bipolar disorder for 25 years has led Bill Pringle to dark places. Along the way, he said he has gained insight into how #police handle #mentalhealthcrises and what needs to change in their approach. The Saskatoon man has had eight #suicide attempts, which sometimes included […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Athletes Are Killing Themselves And Schools In Michigan Fear Their Players Could Be Next

Everybody knows it’s a problem. Can it be fixed? Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free PressUpdated 4:59 p.m. PST Feb. 16, 2020Show caption Too many people are struggling in silence, dealing with depression and anxiety, living in darkness, unsure what is wrong or how to get help. Too many young adults are killing themselves: Suicide is the second […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – One In Three Black Trans Youth Attempt Suicide

Jamie WarehamContributor Diversity & InclusionI report on LGBT life, identities and being queer. One in three black trans youth have tried to take their life in the last year, according to a new report by the Trevor Project. It also finds that black transgender and non-binary youth are twice as likely to attempt suicide in comparison […]

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Listen to James Donaldson on KVI AM 570, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 8:05am (PST)

Hey friends, I’ll be interviewed on KVI AM 570 Radio, tomorrow (June 23rd) morning at 8:05am (PST). Please listen in. I’ll be on with host, John Carlson, and we will be talking about my recent stated desire to move out of Seattle after living here for 40 years. I’m sure that we will be touching […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Unemployment, #Isolation: #COVID-19’s #MentalHealth Impact

The death of a loved one. A grave personal illness. Loss of income. These traumatic events rank among the most stressful experiences a person can endure, according to psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our […]