Tag Archive | #BlackLivesMatter

#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 – 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 – #PeopleOfColor face Significant Barriers To #MentalHealthServices

#Racism and #stigma make it harder for people of color to get services, and it’s gotten worse during the #coronavirus #pandemic. By Kristen Rogers, CNN Richelle Concepcion still remembers the name she was called after trying to stop a #White kid who was picking on younger peers on the swim team in high school. “Shut […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Inequality Displayed Throughout #Pandemic

Alexis Smith While the #coronavirus #pandemic has fatigued the nation for nearly eight months, local #mentalhealthexperts have been preparing for the second curve that the #virus is expected to bring about regarding #mental and #behavioralhealth. One facet of the second curve that has been displayed on a national and local level is how the #pandemic […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthIssues Skyrocket As #Pandemic Wears On

Sarah Chamberlain Contributor Insights into policy and its underlying effect on #women. According to data from the #WorldHealthOrganization, someone commits #suicide every 40 seconds – 800,000 per year – and for every #suicide, 20 more were attempted. That means 5-7 people will commit #suicide during the time it takes you to read this article. The CARE […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Data Shows Not Enough Attention Paid to #Suicide in #Black #Children

Written by Olivia Riggio In the last 10 years, suicides among #Black #children aged 5–11 have doubled, while the rate for #white #children of the same age has declined. The National CARES Mentoring Movement, a mentorship organization for #Black #children, and The #AssociationforBlackPsychologists released a report that outlines this crisis and most #physicians lack of awareness surrounding it. The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A Quarter of #Young #Adults Considered #Suicide Because of the #Pandemic, #CDC Finds

In a recent survey, 25 percent of #young #adults reported having “seriously considered #suicide” due to #COVID-19 — and they’re not the only group at increased risk. By Kylie Gilbert It’s no secret that #COVID-19 has taken a toll on just about everyone’s #mental and emotional well-being — even celebrities. Ask any therapist and they’ll tell you […]

#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 […]