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Tag Archive | #Adolescents

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #BodyImage Affects Half Of #Men’s #MentalHealth, New Study Shows

By Michael Baggs Almost half of UK #men say poor #bodyimage has affected their #mentalhealth, according to a new study. Research by #suicideprevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Instagram found 48% of #men aged 16-40 had struggled because of how they feel about their body. Of 2,000 males asked, 58% said the #pandemic […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide, #MentalHealth And #Bereavement

It’s no longer acceptable for #mentalhealth staff to claim they ‘don’t do’ #bereavement, writes RUTH HUNT IT HAS now been categorically proved those exposed to #suicide are at a greater risk than those not, yet despite this knowledge, #mentalhealthservices are failing their #patients who are suffering from complicated grief. As Antonia Murphy says in Out […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Discussion Explores Why #Suicide Is More Prevalent Among #Youth From Marginalized Communities

KERA | By Mia Estrada Experts held a virtual event to talk about the pressures faced by #teens of color and #young members of the #LGBTQ+ community, and how to support those groups. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Prioritizing Children’s #MentalHealth

Here’s how #healthprofessionals are using research and innovative practices to address #suicideprevention, trauma and substance use disorder in #children and #adolescents. Laura Cassar “The numbers are staggering,” said Larry Burns, president and CEO of The Children’s Foundation. “As a foundation, we are committed to taking the lead on supporting children’s health and wellness by guiding […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Pay Attention To The Warning Signs Of #Suicide In #Teens And #Children

Eileen Smith Dallabrida As a #parent or guardian, learn what to watch for and how to help a troubled #teen or #child who may be struggling with #mentalhealth. #Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people, after accidents. In Delaware, 8 of out 100,000 #teens ages 15–19 take their own lives, according to […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Opinion: We Have To Identify What’s Driving Increased #Anxiety, #Depression And #Suicide In #Children

I’ve worked as a child #psychiatrist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for the past decade. During that time, we’ve seen emergency visits for #behavioralhealth needs increase by a factor of 17. By BENJAMIN MAXWELL Maxwell, M.D., is medical director of inpatient psychiatry and interim director of #child and #adolescent psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. He […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – What to Know About that New Study Linking #Cannabis to Suicidal Thoughts

People with underlying #mentalillness who have a pre-existing risk for #suicideideation may be more likely to use #marijuana to treat their symptoms. It’s unclear if #marijuana directly increases a person’s risk of #mentalillness and #suicideideation. Experts say more research is needed to better understand the link. A new study from the #NationalInstituteonDrugAbuse (#NIDA) found that […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Americans Seek Urgent #MentalHealth Support As #Covid-19 Crisis Ebbs

Hospital ERs across the country say they are overwhelmed by #patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the #pandemic By Robbie Whelan PITTSBURGH—Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, psychiatrist Garrett Sparks usually treated about a dozen #patients on his overnight shift in the emergency department at Western Psychiatric Hospital, this city’s biggest #mentalhealth hospital. On a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Children Face Added #MentalHealth Struggles During #Pandemic

#School closures, social restrictions and home #stress exact a heavy toll By Sandhya Raman Psychiatrist Tami Benton was recently called to the emergency department about a child whose family had concerns about the girl’s suicidal threats to run into traffic and end her life. The child was only 5 years old. Both of the child’s #parents […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthIssues Are Going Way Up During The #Pandemic

#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- […]

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