Tag Archive | #Corona/Covid-19virus

#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 – How To Prepare For The Coming #MentalHealth #Pandemic

The psychological damage from disasters like #Covid-19 can last for years. Here’s what we should do now — including create a national, 3-digit #suicide hotline. The combined impact on the nation’s #mentalhealth is becoming rapidly apparent with national increases in suicidal thoughts, alcohol sales and a 1,000 percent increase in crisis hotline use. By NINA VASAN and MARISA […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Statistics Show The #Pandemic Is Affecting #MentalHealth And Family Dynamics

This #coronavirus #pandemic has affected us in many ways. Some of these are good, and others — well, they’re quite unpleasant, to say the least. The majority of #students agree that this whole online schooling thing is a negative result of the virus. Most #students would much rather be in school with their friends and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Mental Burden: Experts Concerned About Impact Of #Pandemic On #MentalHealth

By Andy East  Health experts across the country, including in Bartholomew County, are expressing concern that the #coronavirus #pandemic is fueling a #mentalhealthcrisis that could stretch beyond providers’ capacity and leave behind a long-lasting impact on society. Nearly four times as many #adults in the #UnitedStates are reporting symptoms of #anxiety and #depression compared to the […]

#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 – #Suicide Rates Rise In #Japan Among #Women And #Youth As A Result Of The #Pandemic

According to government data, the number of suicides in August increased by 15.4 per cent to 1,854. Despite a lower rate, the number of women who commit #suicide has increased by about 40 per cent. The number of students, from elementary to high school, taking their own lives has more than doubled compared to the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctors Die By #Suicide At Twice The Rate Of Everyone Else. Here’s What We Can Do.

By Marya J. Cohen One Monday about a year ago, I walked down the hall of our clinic to ask my colleague’s advice about a #patient. I often sought his guidance over the years. A grandfatherly figure, Elisha Atkins — we called him “Skip” — loved examining puzzling rashes, talking to #patients in their native language […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthExperts Discuss #SuicideAwareness

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – We have been dealing with a lot of difficult issues here on the Gulf Coast lately. From the #coronavirus #pandemic to Hurricane Sally, #mentalhealthexperts say there is cause for alarm. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic-Related #Stress Could Lead To Increase In #MentalHealthIssues, #Suicides

Concern is rising among experts about the long term effects the #coronavirus #pandemic might have on #mentalhealth, which could result in an increase in #suicides this year. More than 5,000 took part in a survey by the #CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention looking at the impact the #pandemic has had on the #mentalhealth of #Americans. Young adults, racial/ethnic minorities, […]