Tag Archive | #CentersforDieaseControl

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Need To Make #SuicidePrevention A Public #Health Priority

The #pandemic has impacted our #mental well-being. Be on the lookout for suicidal behavior. By Paul Schoenfeld The statistics are sad: According to the #CenterforDiseaseControl, #suicide remains the fourth leading cause of death for adults ages 35-54, and the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages 10-34. The #suicide rate increased 35% […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Recognizing #ChildAbuse

#Childabuse refers to any emotional, sexual, or physical mistreatment or neglect by an adult in a role of responsibility toward someone who is under 18 years of age. It refers to any kind of action or failure to act that results in harm or possible harm for a #child. The adult may be a parent […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘One #Suicide Is Too Many’

Kids need help, frank talk, experts say by Ginny Monk Children in Peril: Mental health workers fight rising number of suicides in Arkansas. A young survivor joins the push and talks about her struggles. Kelsey Bell is alive; she’s happy a lot of the time. The 20-year-old attempted #suicide when she was 13 after years of dealing […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Need To Talk About #Black #Youth #Suicide Right Now, Says Dr. Michael Lindsey

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is a scholar in the field of child and adolescent #mentalhealth who leads a working group of experts supporting the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on #Black #Youth #Suicide and #MentalHealth. Dr. Lindsey, 48, also serves as the executive director of NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and the Constance and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – These Are Challenging Times — Here’s How To Get Free #MentalHealth Assistance

Cory Stieg As millions of people around the world are protesting police brutality in the wake of #GeorgeFloyd’s death, the #Covid-19 #pandemic continues to sweep the nation. Many people are experiencing increased levels of #stress and #anxiety as a result.  “The effect of #racism and racial trauma on #mentalhealth is real and cannot be ignored,” Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Your Guide To #MentalHealth Resources

Holly Engelman Recognize the warning signs of a person who may be suicidal and find ways to help. For months, the #coronavirus #pandemic has been difficult — for those who are sick, for families of victims and for those at a higher risk of becoming infected. It’s been stressful for hundreds of thousands of people who have lost […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Dealing With #Suicide

Greg Smith My cousin’s 15-year-old son committed #suicide. Caught up in activities with school friends that got out of hand, he had made a promise to do some things that did not go the way he planned. Sick and afraid, at church with his family, he had his mother take him home. She put him […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – 9 Things All Parents Should Know About #Teens And #Suicide

Talking about it can be hard, but it’s so important. Share via Pinterest As someone who struggled with suicidal ideation as a teen, I remember how it felt like a dirty little secret—and how little support I had. I can’t imagine how different my experience would have been if I’d had a safe and nonjudgmental environment where […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Religious Response To #Suicide Increasingly One Of Prevention, Compassion

Attitudes have evolved with understanding about mental illness By Waveney Ann Moore When a teenager from his mosque died by #suicide, Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil helped the boy’s family prepare his body for burial. “We washed and prepared the remains as for any other Muslim funeral,” said Aquil, who led the Believers’ Mosque in St. Petersburg […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Why is #Suicide a Growing Problem in the #Black Community?

Stacy M. Brown, Depression/mental health The NNPA is taking a closer look at the #stigma of #mentalillness in the #AfricanAmerican community. This is part II in the series. It’s no secret that #AfricanAmericans – particularly #teens – are committing #suicide at record levels. According to the #CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention, #suicide rates have increased by 30 percent since […]

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