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Tag Archive | #Covid-19

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Feeling off? Here Is How To Know When To Seek #MentalHealthSupport And Where To Turn.

Andrew Bahl Feeling out of sorts because of the #COVID-19 pandemic has been a commonplace feeling ever since the #pandemic hit like a ton of bricks last spring.  From the potential loss of loved ones to changes in work and school to #isolation from friends and family, the past 14 months have been difficult. Scores of […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Rise Of #Self-Harm And Use Of #MentalHealthServices Since #COVID #Pandemic Began, New Data Reveals

By national medical reporter Sophie Scott and political reporter Stephanie Dalzell The #loneliness of the #pandemic lockdowns stirred up dark feelings Melbourne-based Emily Unity had worked very hard to overcome. #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 – New Effort focuses On #MentalHealth Aid To Underserved Communities

BY HEATHER KELLY AND BECKY BRUCE Tammer Attallah, executive clinical director of Intermountain Healthcare’s #BehavioralHealth Clinical Program, speaks at the Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Center in Murray on Friday, July 2, 2021. SALT LAKE CITY — Most of us know the #COVID-19 #pandemic posed an enormous challenge for #mentalhealth, but that proved especially true for underserved communities.  […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Unemployed Youngster On Contemplating #Suicide As The Nation’s #MentalHealth Continues To Worsen During Third Wave

By Sameer Naik  Johannesburg – It isn’t easy for Khumbulani Mazibuko to open up about the dark and hopeless place he finds himself in. A few months ago, the 28-year-old financial advisor was ready to take his own life having lost his job during the lockdown. Mazibuko was unable to pay any of his bills, and had […]

#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 – The Elephant in the #Doctors’ Lounge

It’s time to get healthcare workers talking about their own #mentalhealth by Gary Price, MD, MBA With roughly 156 million #Americans fully vaccinated for #COVID-19, #physicians are seeing signs of relief on the horizon. That relief can’t come soon enough. The initial energy and adrenaline that drove #physicians to treat their acutely ill #patients in the early months […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Prioritizing Children’s #MentalHealth

Here’s how #healthprofessionals are using research and innovative practices to address #suicideprevention, trauma and substance use disorder in #children and #adolescents. Laura Cassar “The numbers are staggering,” said Larry Burns, president and CEO of The Children’s Foundation. “As a foundation, we are committed to taking the lead on supporting children’s health and wellness by guiding […]

#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 – #Children Face Added #MentalHealth Struggles During #Pandemic

#School closures, social restrictions and home #stress exact a heavy toll By Sandhya Raman Psychiatrist Tami Benton was recently called to the emergency department about a child whose family had concerns about the girl’s suicidal threats to run into traffic and end her life. The child was only 5 years old. Both of the child’s #parents […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthAwareness Month: Resources

#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 for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown […]

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