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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Support #Kids Who Are Questioning

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Support #Kids Who Are Questioning

Helping young people navigate #genderidentity and #sexualorientation Juliann Garey What You’ll Learn What does it mean for a #child to be questioning? How can families support #kids who are questioning their #genderidentity or #sexualorientation? What #mentalhealthrisks do questioning #kids face? Quick Read Full Article What does it mean to be “questioning?” What helps #kids when […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Homeless #Teens At Increased Risk For #Suicide, Substance Use

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Homeless #Teens At Increased Risk For #Suicide, Substance Use

#Adolescents of color and #teens who identify as #gay, #lesbian, or #bisexual are much more likely to experience #homelessness, a new study suggests. By Lisa Rapaport More than 1 in 20 U.S. #highschool #students have experienced #homelessness, putting them at increased risk for a wide range of #mentalhealth and substance use problems, a new study suggests. […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Fear The Long-Term Effects’: Before His Death, A #Nurse Warned Of The #Pandemic’s Toll On #HealthCareWorkers

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Fear The Long-Term Effects’: Before His Death, A #Nurse Warned Of The #Pandemic’s Toll On #HealthCareWorkers

By Andrew Joseph  In early 2020, Michael Odell sensed that #Covid-19 would hit hard. A young intensive care #nurse who traveled to hospitals needing an extra hand, he told his family that demand for people like him was surging. By April 2, just a few weeks into what had become an atmosphere of fear and mass […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Intersection Of Multiple Social Identities May Increase #SuicideRisk For #Lesbian, #Gay, And #Bisexual #Adults

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Intersection Of Multiple Social Identities May Increase #SuicideRisk For #Lesbian, #Gay, And #Bisexual #Adults

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 9 2021 #Suicide risk among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity and other aspects of identity, such as gender, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study led by researchers at the #NationalInstituteofMentalHealth (NIMH), part of the #NationalInstitutesofHealth. The study, which examined data from […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How #Stigma Prevents People From Accessing #MentalHealthCare And What Can Be Done About It

By Hannah Furfaro Seattle Times staff reporter The #MentalHealthProject is a #SeattleTimes initiative focused on covering #mental and #behavioralhealthissues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a national organization focused on economic mobility for children and families. The #SeattleTimes maintains editorial control over work produced by this team. In the days after Jennifer Stuber’s husband Matt died […]

#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 – The #Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About #Teen #Suicide

ANYA KAMENETZ #Teen and #youth #anxiety and #depression are getting worse since #COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in youth #suicide. At the end of June, the #CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention surveyed almost 10,000 #Americans on their #mentalhealth. They found symptoms of #anxiety and #depression were up […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #LGBT #Teens, #Bullying,And #Suicide

What are the causes and how can we help? Harold S. Koplewicz, MD In recent years we’ve seen a tragic number of #gay #teens, ending their own lives after enduring anti-gay #bullying. Eighteen-year-old Tyler Clementi, 15-year-old Billy Lucas, and 13-year-olds Asher Brown and Seth Walsh were living in different corners of America—New Jersey, Indiana, Texas, and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?

Temperament, family and community all play a role Nadine Kaslow, PhD One of the myths about suicidal talk, and actual #suicide attempts, in young people is that they are just a bid for attention or “a cry for help.” #Kids who talk or write about killing themselves are dismissed as overly dramatic—obviously they don’t mean […]

#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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