Tag Archive | #DomesticAbuse

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘A Sad State Of Affairs’ For #MentalHealth In #America

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘A Sad State Of Affairs’ For #MentalHealth In #America

To the Editor: “We Surveyed 1,320 #Therapists Across the Nation. They’re Worried About #MentalHealth in the U.S.” (news article, Jan. 3): #Psychiatrists were not included in this Times survey, sent by Psychology Today to its professional members, but there were references to my field that illustrate a sad state of affairs. A quarter of those […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Suicide Is The Top Killer Of Cops, So Billings #FirstResponders Learn Ways To Navigate Job And Life Stressors

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Suicide Is The Top Killer Of Cops, So Billings #FirstResponders Learn Ways To Navigate Job And Life Stressors

By: Andrea Lutz BILLINGS – For three days, Billings police officers and other area #firstresponders are learning new techniques for managing on-the-job stress to combat rising suicides in law enforcement. In the last four years, #suicide has become the number one cause of death of law enforcement #officers nationwide. #Suicide rates are three times higher than […]

#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 – #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 – How To Recognize Warning Signs Of #Suicide

By WCAX News Team BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – How do you recognize when someone may be thinking of self-harm or #suicide? It’s a question we’re asking during #suicidepreventionmonth. According to the Vermont Department of Health, only a third of people who died by #suicide in Vermont reported a history of #mentalhealthtreatment. Because most people who take […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide, Overdose Numbers On The Rise Again

Eileen McClory The past few years have been bad in terms of #suicide and overdose deaths in Portage County, but 2020 has been among the worst.  Wayne Enders of the Portage County Coroner’s Office said the office has handled about 106 cases so far this year. About half of those cases – 49 – were […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthScreenings Can Help Prevent #Suicide During #COVID-19 #Pandemic

The National Center for Health Statistics reports in August, Hawaii had the second highest rate for #depression and #anxiety in the country at 40 percent, just behind Nevada with 40.4 percent.  The #coronavirus pandemic is like no other crisis Kristina Lum has seen before. “This #pandemic is affecting all aspects of life, whether it’s economic, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Can All Do Something To Prevent #Suicide

By: Guest Opinion Each September during #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth, I reflect on the progress Arizona has made in addressing a critical public health issue. On average, 1,400 Arizonans die by #suicide each year, a number that has wide-reaching consequences for families and our larger communities. These deaths are preventable. I’m heartened, however, by new momentum, energy, and funding […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – 10 Safety Measures #DomesticAbuse Survivors Can Take to Feel More Secure In Their Homes

In the #UnitedStates, more than 12 million people are victims of #domesticabuse each year. Many of these #men and #women are able to escape their abuser and start a new life — but for these survivors, it’s a long journey to feeling safe and secure, especially at home. Taking certain safety measures can help give you a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthAwareness: #PostTraumaticStressDisorder (#PTSD)

#MentalHealthAwareness: #PostTraumaticStressDisorder BY ELIZABETH MILLER June is #PostTraumaticStressDisorder Awareness month. Today, and every June 27th, is #PTSD awareness day. According to the #NationalInstituteofMentalHealth, #PTSD affected around 3.6% of the adult U.S. population in the last year. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially […]

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