Tag Archive | #Covid-19

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #College #Students Remind Of Need For #MentalHealth Commission

by: Katie Lannan, BOSTON (SHNS) – An organization representing Boston-area undergraduates is marking #MentalIllnessAwareness week by asking top lawmakers to pass a bill creating a commission on #suicideprevention and #mentalhealthcrisis management, but to first make sure that panel would take #college #students’ needs into account. The Boston Intercollegiate Government, a coalition of undergraduate #student governments, testified […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – As #Student #Violence Surges, Educators Say #MentalHealthIssues Are ‘Absolutely Through The Roof’ And Draining #Teachers

Hannah Towey #Schools around the country are reporting an increase in #student #violence, some targeting #teachers. Educators told Insider it’s likely linked to #mentalhealthissues that worsened over the #pandemic. One counselor said #students are showing symptoms of #PTSD with #depression rates “through the roof.”  At a Florida middle #school, 87 #students have gotten in physical fights since […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Parents, #Students Plan Rallies At UNC-Chapel Hill After #Suicide Investigations

By Aaron Thomas, WRAL reporter CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has canceled classes on Tuesday after campus #police responded to a reported #suicide and a #suicideattempt over the weekend. Instead of class Tuesday, #students will have a “wellness day,” according to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. UNC police’s crime log showed […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A ‘Second Wave’ Of #MentalHealth Devastation Due To #Covid-19 Is Imminent, Experts Say

By Naomi Thomas and Sam Romano, CNN While the world struggles to manage the initial waves of death and disruption caused by the #Covid-19 #pandemic, there is mounting evidence accumulating that “a second wave” linked to rising rates of #mentalhealth and substance use disorders could be building, according to an article published Monday in the medical […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – New Research Reveals Full Extent Of #Veteran #Suicide Crisis As Royal Commission Begins Work

By Defense correspondent Andrew Greene More than 1,200 Australian Defence Force #veterans and serving personnel have died by #suicide in the past two decades — almost three times higher than the number previously reported. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Access To #MentalHealthCare Is Lacking In Washington’s #Rural Corners. Here’s How People Are Finding Help

By Hannah Furfaro #SeattleTimes staff reporter A few months after Kristina Rasmussen’s 7-year-old was diagnosed with #bipolardisorder, he experienced one of his worst manic episodes: The boy was inconsolable as he tore through the family home, hitting himself, knocking over furniture and breaking picture frames. Rasmussen counts the ways the health care system failed her son […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – 9 Supportive Resources For People Having Suicidal Thoughts

By Alice Broster Accessing the support you need at a time like this is more important than ever. A recent study conducted by the University of Glasgow has found that #COVID-19 has had a “major impact” on #mentalhealth, with increased numbers of people experiencing suicidal thoughts. This was even more common among #young people. Here are […]

#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 – #MentalHealth Worsens, #Suicides Spike As #Pandemic Drags On

By Katey Hearth USA (MNN) — A new report confirms what experts warned all along – the #COVID-19 #pandemic is creating a serious mental health crisis. The #pandemic is “a significant source of #stress” for 80-percent of U.S. #adults, the #AmericanPsychologicalAssociation found. One-in-five say their #mentalhealth is worse than it was at this time last year. “The thing […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #RuralAreas Have Fewer #MentalHealthServices For Young People, But Great Need

By Addy Hatch, #WSU College of Nursing Very #ruralareas in the #UnitedStates have fewer #mentalhealthservices for #young people, yet that’s where the help is needed the most, says a study led by Janessa Graves of the #WashingtonStateUniversity College of Nursing, published last week in JAMA Network Open. Previous studies have shown that the #suicide rate among #young […]