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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘Why Did This Happen?’: Three Questions We Always Ask About #Suicide

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘Why Did This Happen?’: Three Questions We Always Ask About #Suicide

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH Contributor Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget, Louie Anderson, Andre Leon Talley, Clark Gillies. From legendary actors and comedians to fashion icons and NHL Hall of Famers, the first few weeks of 2022 have been full of heartbreaking loss. I think I was hit hardest, however, by the death of Regina King’s […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Having The Hard Talk

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Having The Hard Talk

by Special to the AFRO By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer Schea Cotton, a former basketball phenom, was in his early 20s when he first contemplated #suicide. Every time he would drive across the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, he would go back and forth several times, contemplating his actions. “I could just veer […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Male Life Expectancy Hit Hardest Due To #COVID

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Male Life Expectancy Hit Hardest Due To #COVID

by Candice Marie Benbow #Black men’s loss of 3 years of life expectancy since the onset of the #pandemic is comparable to the average American’s loss of 2.9 years in #WorldWarII. According to research gathered from analyzing US death certificates, the #COVID-19 global #pandemic created the greatest shift in #American life expectancy since #WorldWarII. Becoming […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Talk To #Children And #Teens About #MentalHealth, #Suicide

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Talk To #Children And #Teens About #MentalHealth, #Suicide

By Gwendolyn Glenn A service is being held this weekend for the #student who took his own life at Mooresville High School on Wednesday. The service will be held at the school’s stadium and will be open to the public. The American Academy of Child and #Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association have declared children’s #mentalhealth […]

  #JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – High Rate Of #Suicide Among Young, #AfricanAmerican #Boys, Data Shows

  #JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – High Rate Of #Suicide Among Young, #AfricanAmerican #Boys, Data Shows

By Erica Simon The latest studies show an uptick in suicides in this demographic. Now, advocates are hoping we can ban together and put an end to the silent suffering. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We all know life has taken a toll on #Americans in the last 20 months. But there is a group experts say […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Shatter The Myths About #Suicide And Kids Of Color | Expert Opinion

#Doctors from the #AmericanPsychiatricAssociation say that #medicalprofessionals and researchers must rededicate themselves to ensuring that young #peopleofcolor receive #mentalhealthservices. #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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Inequality Displayed Throughout #Pandemic

Alexis Smith While the #coronavirus #pandemic has fatigued the nation for nearly eight months, local #mentalhealthexperts have been preparing for the second curve that the #virus is expected to bring about regarding #mental and #behavioralhealth. One facet of the second curve that has been displayed on a national and local level is how the #pandemic […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthIssues Skyrocket As #Pandemic Wears On

Sarah Chamberlain Contributor Insights into policy and its underlying effect on #women. According to data from the #WorldHealthOrganization, someone commits #suicide every 40 seconds – 800,000 per year – and for every #suicide, 20 more were attempted. That means 5-7 people will commit #suicide during the time it takes you to read this article. The CARE […]

#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 – “We’re Looked at as Superhuman”: How #Racism Affects #Black Women’s #MentalHealth

#AfricanAmericans are as likely to experience #mentalillness as other #Americans but more likely to get poor or no treatment. #Black #women are often left out of research studies and hesitant to obtain #mentalhealthcare. There are many reasons for that, including #racism, #mentalhealthstigma, and the history of providers using information against them. They may also have […]

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