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Tag Archive | #GeorgeFloyd

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Toll From #Isolation Affecting Kids On Reentry

From suicidal crises to #mental fatigue, many U.S. kids are facing challenges navigating reentry after more than a year of living in a #pandemic By LINDSEY TANNER After two suicidal crises during #pandemic #isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale. Amara Bhatia has overcome her #pandemic frustrations but the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Statement from the #AmericanFoundationForSuicidePrevention

NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today the #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention released this statement offering #mentalhealth best practices for those impacted by the recent #DerekChauvin verdict: “The #DerekChauvin verdict brings much-needed accountability for violence against the #Blackcommunity, however the events surrounding this moment incited #stress and #anxiety among a community grappling with the deaths of #GeorgeFloyd and many others, as well as the daily impact […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Capitol Riot Put #Police Suicides On Display, But #Officers Need More #MentalHealth Resources: Retired Sergeant

‘A #policeofficer on the job two years will see more human #stress and strife and tragedy and trauma than most people see in a lifetime,’ says retired Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith By Michael Ruiz In the wake of a riot at the U.S. Capitol, the suicides of two Washington #policeofficers and the slayings of a pair of FBI […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalhealthProfessionals Are The Ones Taking Care Of Us: Who’s Taking Care Of Them?

USA TODAY spoke with half a dozen #mentalhealth workers who told us the #pandemic has been the most challenging year of their professional lives. Alia E. Dastagir, When a world in #pandemic shut down, the #mentalhealthprofessionals did not. They kept working, many more than ever, counseling patients on how to survive something they’d never seen […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black #Churches Enlist #MentalHealth Pros To Support Community

By Aneri Pattani, Two congregants expressed suicidal thoughts to Carl Lucas, pastor at God First Church in northern St. Louis County. “The #pandemic has definitely put us in a place where we’re looking for answers and looking for other avenues to help our members,” he said. Wilma Mayfield used to visit a senior center in […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black and #Hispanic #Americans’ #MentalHealth Impacted Disproportionately By #COVID-19

Emily Riemer Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. More than 35,000 #Black #Americans have died from #COVID-19 and people of color are infected 2.5 times more often than #white people. The toll isn’t just physical. The #mentalhealth impact is also significant. On the outside, Ivy Watts appeared to have it […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Need To Talk About #Black #Youth #Suicide Right Now, Says Dr. Michael Lindsey

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is a scholar in the field of child and adolescent #mentalhealth who leads a working group of experts supporting the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on #Black #Youth #Suicide and #MentalHealth. Dr. Lindsey, 48, also serves as the executive director of NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and the Constance and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic, #Racism Compound Worries About #Black #Suicide Rate

Experts warn of a looming #mentalhealthcrisis linked to the #coronavirus. And #doctors and researchers say the issues reverberate deeper among #Black people By Associated Press CHICAGO — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with #depression and #anxiety, she survived two more attempts at […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – People In #MentalHealthCrises Need Help, Not Handcuffs

By BILL CARRUTHERS and DAN GILLISON A #mentalhealthcrisis can be a frightening thing to the individual experiencing it as well as to people witnessing it. Those in its throes need help, but all too often get handcuffs. We have seen that scenario play out from the inside and the outside. It’s time for it to change. #JamesDonaldson notes: […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black #Americans Experiencing Deadly Secondary Trauma During #Pandemic And Protesting, Experts Say

Patrice Gaines #BlackAmericans experiencing deadly secondary trauma during #pandemic and protesting, experts say Protests over the killing of #GeorgeFloyd have pushed to the forefront a particular fact long known by medical professionals: #Racism kills, and it may be the main cause of health disparities between whites and Blacks. In a recent essay, Dr. Nadine Burke […]

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