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Tag Archive | #BlackAmericans

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Discussion Explores Why #Suicide Is More Prevalent Among #Youth From Marginalized Communities

KERA | By Mia Estrada Experts held a virtual event to talk about the pressures faced by #teens of color and #young members of the #LGBTQ+ community, and how to support those groups. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Toll From #Isolation Affecting Kids On Reentry

From suicidal crises to #mental fatigue, many U.S. kids are facing challenges navigating reentry after more than a year of living in a #pandemic By LINDSEY TANNER After two suicidal crises during #pandemic #isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale. Amara Bhatia has overcome her #pandemic frustrations but the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Prioritizing Children’s #MentalHealth

Here’s how #healthprofessionals are using research and innovative practices to address #suicideprevention, trauma and substance use disorder in #children and #adolescents. Laura Cassar “The numbers are staggering,” said Larry Burns, president and CEO of The Children’s Foundation. “As a foundation, we are committed to taking the lead on supporting children’s health and wellness by guiding […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthIssues Are Going Way Up During The #Pandemic

#Depression in one #child can yield to #anxiety and #stress for other siblings. Call Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Psychiatric intake response center at 513-636-4123or 911 for acute crisis Emergency • #USCensusBureau found that over the past year, 41% of #Black people reported symptoms of either #depression or #anxiety. • #CentersforDiseaseControl reports from August 2020- […]

#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 – How #Churches Can Respond To The #Covid-19 #MentalHealth Crisis

by Kate Scanlon With concerns that #suicide rates are rising in #communitiesofcolor during the #pandemic, Catholic #mentalhealth workers say the Church can play a key role in response. Claire Shynett, coordinator of the Houston chapter of the Association of Catholic #MentalHealth Ministers, told CNA in an interview that #churches are critical to reaching people struggling […]

#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 – Study Examines #Racial Inequity In #Suicide Prediction Models

Kaiser Permanente researchers #stress need to test how prediction models perform in all #racial, #ethnic, groups SEATTLE, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Models that can successfully predict suicides in a general population sample can perform poorly in some #racial or #ethnic groups, according to a study by #KaiserPermanente researchers published April 28 in JAMA Psychiatry. The new findings show that […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicideRisk Prediction Models Could Perpetuate #Racial Disparities

Two #suicide risk prediction models are less accurate for some #minority groups, which could exacerbate #ethnic and #racial disparities.  By Jessica Kent April 29, 2021 – #Suiciderisk prediction models that perform well in the general population may not be as accurate for #Black, #AmericanIndian, and #AlaskaNative people, potentially worsening #ethnic and #racial disparities. In a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Study Shows #Pandemic Tied To Spike In #Suicide Among #Black People

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We’re going to move to another topic now – one that also touches on guns. The statistics show that a majority of gun deaths in America are actually suicides. And for the past year, many experts and laypeople alike have worried that the mental health stresses of the pandemic – isolation, job […]

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