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Tag Archive | #Corona/Covid-19virus

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The #Pandemic Did Not Affect #MentalHealth the Way You Think

The world’s psychological immune system turned out to be more robust than expected. By Lara Aknin, Jamil Zaki, and Elizabeth Dunn 6:30 AM ETSHARE About the authors: Lara Aknin is a psychology professor at Simon Fraser University and the chair of the #MentalHealth and Wellbeing Task Force for The Lancet’s #COVID-19 Commission. Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Americans Seek Urgent #MentalHealth Support As #Covid-19 Crisis Ebbs

Hospital ERs across the country say they are overwhelmed by #patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the #pandemic By Robbie Whelan PITTSBURGH—Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, psychiatrist Garrett Sparks usually treated about a dozen #patients on his overnight shift in the emergency department at Western Psychiatric Hospital, this city’s biggest #mentalhealth hospital. On a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Took #MentalHealth To A Dark Place. The Healing Work Starts Now

The #coronavirus is inflicting emotional wounds around the world that may take decades to heal. Daniel Van Boom James was first diagnosed with #depression in 2017. For much of his mid-20s, life was a struggle, and hiding in bed provided the only source of comfort. After three years of therapy, medication and arduous lifestyle changes, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The #Suicide Wave That Never Was

The notion that lockdowns increased the rate of death by #suicide last year has become common knowledge. It’s not backed up by data. TOM BARTLETT In January, The New York Times published an alarming article about #teen suicides during the #pandemic. The story featured heartbreaking quotes from #parents who had lost #children, and was illustrated with photos of an […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – No Increase In #Suicide Rate Despite Lockdown #MentalHealth Fears

There was no real increase in the number of suicides in the Netherlands last year, despite fears about the impact of #coronavirus on #mentalhealth, preliminary figures from national statistics agency CBS published on Wednesday show. In total, 1,229 #men and 596 #women ended their lives last year, or an average of five people per day. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Global #Suicide Rates Did Not Increase At The Beginning Of The #Pandemic, Study Finds

“The collective feeling of ‘We’re all in this together’ might have been beneficial,” the authors wrote, adding that vigilance is necessary going forward. By Elizabeth Chuck Global #suicide rates did not increase during the first few months of the #coronavirus #pandemic, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry, despite evidence that #depression, #anxiety and […]

 #JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic Fallout: #Depression, #Anxiety Rise Nationwide

Moudud Ahmmed Sujan The number of #adults suffering from #depression and #anxiety has increased in the country during the #Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by the #NationalInstituteofMentalHealth (NIMH). In a survey, 46 percent of the #patients suffering from different types of #mentalhealthissues have reported suffering from #depression as well, while 33 percent have reported […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Study Shows #Pandemic Tied To Spike In #Suicide Among #Black People

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We’re going to move to another topic now – one that also touches on guns. The statistics show that a majority of gun deaths in America are actually suicides. And for the past year, many experts and laypeople alike have worried that the mental health stresses of the pandemic – isolation, job […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A Decreasing #Pandemic #Suicide Rate Doesn’t Tell The Full Story, Experts Say

BySarah Simon Key Takeaways Preliminary data note a decrease in the 2020 national #suicide rate, but do not provide information broken down by demographics. Experts say this data should be interpreted with caution, as the #pandemic’s #mental toll may not appear directly in the data. The #pandemic has led to more explicit conversations about #mentalhealth, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Suicidal Thoughts Are Increasing In Young #Kids, Experts Say. It Began Before The #Pandemic.

“We need to open our eyes to the fact that this is going on,” said one psychiatry professor, who found many #parents do not know when their #children are in crisis. By Tyler Kingkade and Elizabeth Chuck The youngsters come in with tears in their eyes, or their fists clenched in anger. Sometimes, they show no emotion at […]

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