Tag Archive | #Americans

#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 – A ‘Second Wave’ Of #MentalHealth Devastation Due To #Covid-19 Is Imminent, Experts Say

By Naomi Thomas and Sam Romano, CNN While the world struggles to manage the initial waves of death and disruption caused by the #Covid-19 #pandemic, there is mounting evidence accumulating that “a second wave” linked to rising rates of #mentalhealth and substance use disorders could be building, according to an article published Monday in the medical […]

An essay on the importance of interracial friendships

I’ve been saying for years that the only true way for people of other races to really build a true friendship, is to break bread together. My own personal motto has always been, “for a meal… I’ll be there!” And, in doing that, I’ve built dozens of true friendships through the years, especially with white […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – 5 Myths About #MentalIllness: Find Help, Hope And Healing

By Erica Quinlan INDIANAPOLIS — #Mentalhealth was the key topic at the second annual Healing the Heartland program hosted by AgrIInstitute. #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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Predictions Of More Suicides, Overdoses And #DomesticAbuse During #COVID Are Coming True

#Isolation, economic pressure and family conflict all are major contributors. By Dr. Yalda Safai #Coronavirus: 18 months later As the U.S. hits the grim milestone of 700,000 deaths, ABC News takes a look at the last six months of #coronavirus — how we got here, what went wrong and how it’s still impacting us all. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To Prepare For The Coming #MentalHealth #Pandemic

The psychological damage from disasters like #Covid-19 can last for years. Here’s what we should do now — including create a national, 3-digit #suicide hotline. The combined impact on the nation’s #mentalhealth is becoming rapidly apparent with national increases in suicidal thoughts, alcohol sales and a 1,000 percent increase in crisis hotline use. By NINA VASAN and MARISA […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicidePrevention: We’re #AllInThisTogether

SHARON L. BLACK #Suicideprevention is everyone’s job. It’s the role of faith-based communities, individuals, groups, organizations and communities. We all must spread awareness, offer hope and know that recovery is possible. Every 12 minutes a person dies from #suicide in the #UnitedStates. That means someone’s brother, sister, mother, dad or loved one. Further, the #suicide […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic-Related #Stress Could Lead To Increase In #MentalHealthIssues, #Suicides

Concern is rising among experts about the long term effects the #coronavirus #pandemic might have on #mentalhealth, which could result in an increase in #suicides this year. More than 5,000 took part in a survey by the #CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention looking at the impact the #pandemic has had on the #mentalhealth of #Americans. Young adults, racial/ethnic minorities, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black and #Hispanic #Americans’ #MentalHealth Impacted Disproportionately By #COVID-19

Emily Riemer Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. More than 35,000 #Black #Americans have died from #COVID-19 and people of color are infected 2.5 times more often than #white people. The toll isn’t just physical. The #mentalhealth impact is also significant. On the outside, Ivy Watts appeared to have it […]

#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 […]