Tag Archive | #Childhood

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘Why Did This Happen?’: Three Questions We Always Ask About #Suicide

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘Why Did This Happen?’: Three Questions We Always Ask About #Suicide

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH Contributor Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget, Louie Anderson, Andre Leon Talley, Clark Gillies. From legendary actors and comedians to fashion icons and NHL Hall of Famers, the first few weeks of 2022 have been full of heartbreaking loss. I think I was hit hardest, however, by the death of Regina King’s […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What Is #PersistentDepressiveDisorder (#PDD)?

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What Is #PersistentDepressiveDisorder (#PDD)?

#Depression is a term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by mood or cognitive changes. #Persistentdepressivedisorder (#PDD), previously referred to as #dysthymia, is a type of #depression that is low-level and chronic. This form of #depression can be associated with the capability to participate in daily functioning but with a consistently low mood. #Persistentdepressivedisorder […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Dear #Parents, #Anxiety In #Kids Is A Serious Problem

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Dear #Parents, #Anxiety In #Kids Is A Serious Problem

Holly*, a casting agent in Austin, Texas, had postpartum #depression with her first #child, Fiona, now 5 years old. Today, Holly takes medication to manage her #anxiety and #depression. But she also worries that #anxiety might someday affect her daughter — and her son, now 3. Holly explains that Fiona could be shy and clingy. “[I] wasn’t sure if […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #MoodDisorders Center

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #MoodDisorders Center

#Children and young #adults struggling with #mooddisorders can experience symptoms including persistent feelings of sadness, irritability or explosive anger, and impulsive decision-making, which can be debilitating and disruptive to their lives as well as to the functioning of their families. Leaving these disorders untreated can lead to unnecessary suffering and lifelong #mentalhealthstruggles. #James Donaldson notes: […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Former #OhioState OL #HarryMiller Shares Why He Stepped Away From #Football

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Former #OhioState OL #HarryMiller Shares Why He Stepped Away From #Football

NICK SELBE Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is having thoughts of #suicide or is in emotional distress, contact the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. #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. […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Girls Twice As Likely As #Boys To Suffer #MentalHealthIssues By The Age Of 18, Says Study

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Girls Twice As Likely As #Boys To Suffer #MentalHealthIssues By The Age Of 18, Says Study

Writer: Ratika Rana #Indian #women comprise just 18 per cent of the global #female population but contribute over 36 per cent of global #female #suicide deaths. #Suicide is India’s leading cause of death among #women ages 15 to 29 years. Since childhood, #girls and #boys have been taught about how they should behave in public […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Caring For Yourself When Your #Spouse Has A #MentalIllness

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Caring For Yourself When Your #Spouse Has A #MentalIllness

By Erin P. During the first few years of my husband’s journey navigating #mentalillness, people often told me that I needed to take care of my own health. When they offered this advice, I thought, “Sure, eventually. But we need to devote all our energy to getting him through this, and then we can focus […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – New #Anxiety Center In #Seattle Focused On Bridging The Gap In #HealthCare System Comes To First Hill

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – New #Anxiety Center In #Seattle Focused On Bridging The Gap In #HealthCare System Comes To First Hill

The #mentalhealthcrisis during the #pandemic has put strain on the healthcare system as more and more people need treatment. Kaila Lafferty Pathlight Mood & #Anxiety Center located in #SwedishMedicalCenter – First Hill is set to open in just two weeks with the goal of bridging a gap in the #mentalhealthsystem. “The hope is that the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Recruiting More #MentalHealthWorkers Won’t Stop #Suicides. Preventing #ChildAbuse And Neglect Will

Two major reports on #mentalhealth and #suicide released this week suggest two very different solutions to preventing suicides. One, from the House of Representatives Select Committee on #MentalHealth and #SuicidePrevention, recommends putting more resources into the #mentalhealth workforce. This includes recruiting and training more #healthprofessionals. This might sound commendable, but I argue the evidence shows this is unlikely […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Should Kids Take #MentalHealthDays?

When taking a break is helpful (and when it’s not) Rae Jacobson What You’ll Learn What are #mentalhealthdays? When should kids take them — and when shouldn’t they? How can you help kids make the most of #mentalhealthdays? A #mentalhealthday is a day off from #school to rest and recharge. Giving kids the chance to […]

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