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#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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Racial Discrimination Linked To #Suicide

by Laurie Fickman, In this age of #racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that #racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by #suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life. However, the ability to emotionally and psychologically reframe a transgression can mitigate its harmful […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – 2020 On Pace To Be Worst Year For Suicides In #Black Community in a Decade

Kristen Thometz | August 4, 2020 4:23 pm Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks about the rise in deaths by #suicide in the #Black community at a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. More #AfricanAmericans in Cook County have died by #suicide this year than during all of 2019, Cook County Board President Toni […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘We’re Losing Our #Kids’: #Black #Youth #SuicideRate Rising Far Faster Than #or #Whites; #Coronavirus, #Police Violence Deepen Trauma

Jayne O’Donnell WASHINGTON – A decade after she tried to take her life as a college freshman, Victoria Waltz, a gifted #child who played the harp, is only beginning to understand how things got so bad. “It’s been a journey and a process from then to now,” said Waltz, now 28. “It was a slow build up over […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Men’s #MentalHealth: ‘Man Up’ Is Not The Answer

Surveys from around the world show that #men everywhere find it difficult to open up about #mentalhealth, though they are significantly more at risk of attempting #suicide than #women. In this Special Feature, we look at why this may be and how to address this issue. this Special Feature, we look at why this may […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pastors, Counselors Work To Lower #Suicide Rates In #Minorities

By Dave Jordan The year 2020 has been a year of strife, unrest and an ongoing #pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on the marginalized and minority communities. #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. […]

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