Tag Archive | #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention

JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #UniversityofWisconsin Track Star #SarahShulze Dies At 21

JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #UniversityofWisconsin Track Star #SarahShulze Dies At 21

Chantal Da Silva A #studentathlete from the #UniversityofWisconsin-Madison died by #suicide, her family said. #SarahShulze, a star runner on the women’s track and field and cross-country teams at the university, died earlier this month at age 21. In a statement posted April 15 to a website dedicated to her life, her family said she had died just […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘#SeizetheAwkward’ Helps #Teens And Young #Adults Open Conversations About #MentalHealth

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘#SeizetheAwkward’ Helps #Teens And Young #Adults Open Conversations About #MentalHealth

by Cynthia Gould New program to help #teens and young #adults talk about #mentalhealth. (#SeizetheAwkward) #Mentalhealth organizations say we must ‘#SeizetheAwkward.’ No question talking about #depression and #suicide are hard conversations. Now a new campaign encourages young #adults and #teenagers to open up to each other. It’s a conversations that’s more important than ever with more than half […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

The U.S. #suicide rate declined in 2020, but unequal shifts and the long-term impacts of the #COVID-19 #pandemic highlight how prevention is still key. By Steven Ross Johnson The nation’s overall #suicide rate fell by 3% from 2019 to 2020, even as research has highlighted the #pandemic’s #mentalhealth toll on #Americans.  The decline in the nation’s #suicide rate […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Fear The Long-Term Effects’: Before His Death, A #Nurse Warned Of The #Pandemic’s Toll On #HealthCareWorkers

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Fear The Long-Term Effects’: Before His Death, A #Nurse Warned Of The #Pandemic’s Toll On #HealthCareWorkers

By Andrew Joseph  In early 2020, Michael Odell sensed that #Covid-19 would hit hard. A young intensive care #nurse who traveled to hospitals needing an extra hand, he told his family that demand for people like him was surging. By April 2, just a few weeks into what had become an atmosphere of fear and mass […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

The U.S. #suicide rate declined in 2020, but unequal shifts and the long-term impacts of the #COVID-19 #pandemic highlight how prevention is still key. By Steven Ross Johnson The nation’s overall #suicide rate fell by 3% from 2019 to 2020, even as research has highlighted the #pandemic’s #mentalhealth toll on #Americans.  The decline in the nation’s #suicide rate […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Stabilizing #CircadianRhythm Tied To Lower #SuicideRisk In #BipolarDisorder

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Stabilizing #CircadianRhythm Tied To Lower #SuicideRisk In #BipolarDisorder

By Pauline Anderson Jan. 13, 2022 — Social rhythm therapy (SRT), which uses #behavioral strategies to support healthy sleep and other routines, is linked to improved mood and reduced #suiciderisk in young people with #bipolardisorder, early research suggests. The small study also showed SRT is both feasible and acceptable in this #patient population. Results showed SRT, which […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Eliminating The #Stigma: #Suicide Should Be Treated As Health Issue

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Eliminating The #Stigma: #Suicide Should Be Treated As Health Issue

Kate Stevens #Suicide is preventable and its warning signs and treatment options should be discussed openly without judgement in order to erase its #stigma and decrease the number of people who take their own lives. That’s the message coming from Susan Tolle, a volunteer with the #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention, who presented the warning signs and risk factors […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Research Shows Suspected #SuicideAttempts Spiked During #Pandemic

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Research Shows Suspected #SuicideAttempts Spiked During #Pandemic

Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The #COVID-19 #pandemic has taken a toll on the #mentalhealth of kids, new research shows #suicideattempts may be on the rise. According to the #NationalInstituteofMentalHealth, the number of #children going to the emergency room for suspected #suicideattempts has increased, especially for #teenage #girls, who saw […]

JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Why Are More #Black Kids Suicidal? A Search For Answers

JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Why Are More #Black Kids Suicidal? A Search For Answers

#Mentalhealthexperts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case. By Christina Caron Joe was 17 when he decided life wasn’t worth living. He was tired of the violence in his Boston neighborhood, where his older brother had spent more than a year recovering […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – An Age-Old Tool For #SuicidePrevention

Social connection is the first line of defense by Sally Weinstein, PhD, and Anand Kumar, MD, MHA In early fall, a team of psychiatry clinicians and researchers joined several hundred people on the lakefront path in Chicago for the #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention’s (AFSP) annual Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk to fight #suicide. The sense of community connection […]

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