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#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘Something You Cannot Ignore’: #Cannabis Use Linked To Increased Thoughts Of #Suicide In Young #Adults, Study Shows

Taylor Avery Young #adults who use #cannabis are more likely to think about and make plans to kill themselves, a new national study shows. About a third of severely depressed young people considered #suicide between 2009 and 2019, compared with more than half of those with #depression who also used #cannabis daily. For those without #depression, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The #Pandemic Did Not Affect #MentalHealth the Way You Think

The world’s psychological immune system turned out to be more robust than expected. By Lara Aknin, Jamil Zaki, and Elizabeth Dunn 6:30 AM ETSHARE About the authors: Lara Aknin is a psychology professor at Simon Fraser University and the chair of the #MentalHealth and Wellbeing Task Force for The Lancet’s #COVID-19 Commission. Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The Elephant in the #Doctors’ Lounge

It’s time to get healthcare workers talking about their own #mentalhealth by Gary Price, MD, MBA With roughly 156 million #Americans fully vaccinated for #COVID-19, #physicians are seeing signs of relief on the horizon. That relief can’t come soon enough. The initial energy and adrenaline that drove #physicians to treat their acutely ill #patients in the early months […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Q & A With Matthew Sleeth About #MentalHealth And #Suicide

Author of Hope Always: How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of #Suicide ED STETZER Ed: We’ve heard #suicide described as an epidemic in the U.S. Would you share some of the facts about the prevalence of this issue among #Americans today? Matthew: #Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Americans Seek Urgent #MentalHealth Support As #Covid-19 Crisis Ebbs

Hospital ERs across the country say they are overwhelmed by #patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the #pandemic By Robbie Whelan PITTSBURGH—Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, psychiatrist Garrett Sparks usually treated about a dozen #patients on his overnight shift in the emergency department at Western Psychiatric Hospital, this city’s biggest #mentalhealth hospital. On a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth And The Cost Of Our Wars

BY MICHAEL HAYNIE The Biden administration has pledged to have U.S. forces out of #Afghanistan later this year. With that action, we will close the book on what has been #America’s longest sustained period of military conflict. Hopefully, the occasion will represent an opportunity for all #Americans to reflect on the costs and consequences of […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A Record Number of #Americans Died Of #Drugs, #Alcohol Or #Suicide In 2019, Report Says

Researchers from Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust say the #COVID-19 #pandemic may make things worse. Firefighters transport an overdose victim into an ambulance in Rockford, Ill., in 2017. #Alcohol and drug-related deaths and suicides increased by 52% over the last decade, according to a recent study. A record number of #Americans […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Numbers In The #BlackCommunity Rising At An Alarming Rate

By Perry Robinson BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Since the #pandemic started, #mentalhealthexperts have worried that the emotional and #mental #stress created by #COVID would lead to a rise in suicides. It’s a trend #suicidepreventionadvocate Tonja Myles has kept a close eye on, especially in the #blackcommunity. “This is personal to me. I’m a two-time #suicide […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Students Crushed By #Stress, #Depression Are Back In Class. Here’s How #Schools Meet Their Needs

Alia Wong, A #youth #mentalhealthcrisis was percolating for years. Rates of #anxiety and #depression had been on the rise. In 2017, #suicide became the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 through 24.   Then came #COVID-19. #Americans of all ages say the #pandemic has taken a toll on their #mentalhealth, but the trend has been especially pronounced among young people.  The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A Decreasing #Pandemic #Suicide Rate Doesn’t Tell The Full Story, Experts Say

BySarah Simon Key Takeaways Preliminary data note a decrease in the 2020 national #suicide rate, but do not provide information broken down by demographics. Experts say this data should be interpreted with caution, as the #pandemic’s #mental toll may not appear directly in the data. The #pandemic has led to more explicit conversations about #mentalhealth, […]

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