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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – 45% Of #LGBTQ #Youth Seriously Considered #Suicide In The Past Year, Trevor Project Survey Finds

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – 45% Of #LGBTQ #Youth Seriously Considered #Suicide In The Past Year, Trevor Project Survey Finds

BY TORI B. POWELL Forty-five percent of young #LGBTQ people seriously considered attempting #suicide in 2021, according to a survey published Wednesday by the #LGBTQ #mentalhealth nonprofit the #TrevorProject. It’s the third consecutive year that rates of #suicidalideation have increased among #LGBTQ #youth, the organization said.  “We must recognize that #LGBTQ young people face stressors simply for […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘It’s Life Or Death’: The #MentalHealthCrisis Among U.S. #Teens

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘It’s Life Or Death’: The #MentalHealthCrisis Among U.S. #Teens

Matt Richtel One evening last April, an anxious and free-spirited 13-year-old girl in suburban Minneapolis sprang furious from a chair in the living room and ran from the house — out a sliding door, across the patio, through the backyard and into the woods. Moments earlier, the girl’s mother, Linda, had stolen a look at […]

#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 – 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 – After The #FDA Issued Warnings About #Antidepressants, #Youth #Suicides Rose And #MentalHealthCare Dropped

by: Stephen Soumerai Harvard University via The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) #Depression in young people is vastly undertreated. About two-thirds of depressed #youth don’t receive any #mentalhealthcare at all. Of those who do, a significant proportion rely on #antidepressant medications. Since 2003, however, the U.S. #FoodandDrugAdministration has warned that young people might experience suicidal thinking and #behavior during the first […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – It’s OK Not To Be OK. Erasing #Stigma Of #MentalIllness Is A Big Step Toward Healing

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – It’s OK Not To Be OK. Erasing #Stigma Of #MentalIllness Is A Big Step Toward Healing

Chuck Ingoglia It’s no surprise the #pandemic has battered our collective well-being. But it might come as a surprise that the #pandemic has provided an opportunity to restore our #mental well-being. We now finally are engaged in a meaningful conversation about #mentalhealth and substance use challenges, and this change has helped reduce the #stigma surrounding […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Survivors Face Increased #MentalHealthRisks Up To A Year Later – “It’s So Much More Serious”

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Survivors Face Increased #MentalHealthRisks Up To A Year Later – “It’s So Much More Serious”

By #WASHINGTONUNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS Data point to rise in #anxiety, #depression, substance use disorders, #suicidalthoughts. As the #COVID-19 #pandemic stretches into its third year, countless people have experienced varying degrees of uncertainty, #isolation, and #mentalhealthchallenges. However, those who have had #COVID-19 have a significantly higher chance of experiencing #mentalhealthproblems, according to researchers at #WashingtonUniversity School of Medicine […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Seattle-Area #Youth Created This Guide To Connect #Teens To #Multicultural #MentalHealthCare

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Seattle-Area #Youth Created This Guide To Connect #Teens To #Multicultural #MentalHealthCare

By Jenn Smith  #EducationLab engagement editor #EducationLab is a #SeattleTimes project that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. The #SeattleFoundation serves as fiscal sponsor for #EducationLab, which is supported by grants from the #Bill&MelindaGatesFoundation, #Amazon, #Comcast #Washington and City University of #Seattle. Learn more about Ed Lab.  There are a lot of things you can’t […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Male Life Expectancy Hit Hardest Due To #COVID

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Male Life Expectancy Hit Hardest Due To #COVID

by Candice Marie Benbow #Black men’s loss of 3 years of life expectancy since the onset of the #pandemic is comparable to the average American’s loss of 2.9 years in #WorldWarII. According to research gathered from analyzing US death certificates, the #COVID-19 global #pandemic created the greatest shift in #American life expectancy since #WorldWarII. Becoming […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What We Misunderstand About #Suicide Among #Black #Americans

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What We Misunderstand About #Suicide Among #Black #Americans

Jamie Ducharme #CheslieKryst American lawyer, Miss USA 2019 #CheslieKryst in New York’s Times Square on Nov. 18, 2019 It’s an idea that in one form or another has been repeated again and again. #CheslieKryst had so much. She seemed so happy. She didn’t fit the mold of someone who dies by #suicide. Kryst, an entertainment […]

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