Tag Archive | #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Data Shows Not Enough Attention Paid to #Suicide in #Black #Children

Written by Olivia Riggio In the last 10 years, suicides among #Black #children aged 5–11 have doubled, while the rate for #white #children of the same age has declined. The National CARES Mentoring Movement, a mentorship organization for #Black #children, and The #AssociationforBlackPsychologists released a report that outlines this crisis and most #physicians lack of awareness surrounding it. The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicidePrevention Month, The Importance Of #MentalHealth

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)– #Septemberissuicidepreventionmonth and according to the #WorldHealthOrganization, 800,000 people die by #suicide every year. This month is to highlight the importance of taking care of your #mentalhealth and not being afraid to seek help if you need it. “If I could talk to myself four years ago when I was struggling with #depression […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Reinforces A Renewed Call to Make #SuicidePrevention a National Priority

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new national survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older shows that the majority of those surveyed (81%) say that, as a result of the #pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make #suicideprevention a national priority. Conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide PreventionWeek Highlights Link Between #COVID-19 And Alarming Increase Of People Who ‘Seriously Considered #Suicide’

By MURI ASSUNÇÃO The message from #NationalSuicidePreventionAwarenessWeek is especially important this year. #Mentalhealthissues have increased considerably during the #coronavirus #pandemic, according to a recent report released by the #CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention, and young adults and racial minorities are among those disproportionately affected. “This #pandemic has created not only the fear of the #virus and so much grief and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Raising Awareness Of #Suicide

#mentalhealthexperts explain how to recognize warning signs and support those who need help By Gracie Blackwell, Texas A&M University College of Medicine #Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the #UnitedStates, and in 2018, 48,344 Americans died by #suicide. Globally, #suicide is the second-leading cause of death among those 15 to 29 years old, according to […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Support Is Important For #SuicidePrevention

#SeptemberisSuicidePreventionMonth and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent #suicide. The #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our #mentalhealth and save lives. From learning the warning signs for #suicide and what to do if you are worried someone is struggling, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicidePreventionMonth Emphasizes Self-care For #MentalHealth

By KRYSTAL NURSEThe Sun Less restrictive #COVID-19 measures have prompted more business reopenings, but with them come fear, #anxiety and #stress about living safely in the #pandemic. Enter #mentalhealthadvocates and nonprofits. Elizabeth Roithmayr, director of the New Jersey chapter of the #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention (AFSP), said studies are not conclusive regarding #COVID’s effects on individual #mentalhealth, but […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctor Encourages Parents To Talk With #Children About #MentalHealth

This week is #NationalYouthSuicidePreventionWeek JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This week is #NationalYouthSuicidePreventionWeek. During the #coronavirus #pandemic, the #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention says, it’s important to protect our #mentalhealth and help those who may be struggling. Dr. Allison Ventura, with UF Health Jacksonville, is encouraging #parents not to be afraid to talk with their #children about #mentalhealth and start a dialogue […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – As Jobless Rates Climb, Study Finds Financial #Stress Greatly Ups #Suicide Risk

By Cara Roberts Murez THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As millions of people struggle with economic hardships during the #coronavirus #pandemic, a new study shows that financial stressors may make people up to 20 times more likely to attempt #suicide. The research suggests that #mentalhealthproviders should consider financial problems when deciding how best […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Talking About #Suicide Is An Important First Step

Roberts, James R. MD #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 […]

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