Tag Archive | #Health

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Mapping #MentalHealthCare In #Washington: A Look At How The System Works, And Its Gaps

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Mapping #MentalHealthCare In #Washington: A Look At How The System Works, And Its Gaps

By  Emily M. Eng  Hannah Furfaro   and  Esmy Jimenez  #SeattleTimes staff 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. Navigating the #mentalhealthsystem can […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Caring For Yourself When Your #Spouse Has A #MentalIllness

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Caring For Yourself When Your #Spouse Has A #MentalIllness

By Erin P. During the first few years of my husband’s journey navigating #mentalillness, people often told me that I needed to take care of my own health. When they offered this advice, I thought, “Sure, eventually. But we need to devote all our energy to getting him through this, and then we can focus […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Recruiting More #MentalHealthWorkers Won’t Stop #Suicides. Preventing #ChildAbuse And Neglect Will

Two major reports on #mentalhealth and #suicide released this week suggest two very different solutions to preventing suicides. One, from the House of Representatives Select Committee on #MentalHealth and #SuicidePrevention, recommends putting more resources into the #mentalhealth workforce. This includes recruiting and training more #healthprofessionals. This might sound commendable, but I argue the evidence shows this is unlikely […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Should Kids Take #MentalHealthDays?

When taking a break is helpful (and when it’s not) Rae Jacobson What You’ll Learn What are #mentalhealthdays? When should kids take them — and when shouldn’t they? How can you help kids make the most of #mentalhealthdays? A #mentalhealthday is a day off from #school to rest and recharge. Giving kids the chance to […]

#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 – Help For #Cutting And Other #Self-Injury

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Help For #Cutting And Other #Self-Injury

When kids intentionally hurt themselves, often by #cutting or scratching their skin, as a way to manage difficult emotions Rachel Ehmke What You’ll Learn Why do kids cut or hurt themselves? What are signs of self-injury? How can #parents help? The most common way kids self-injure is by #cutting themselves. Some kids also burn themselves […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – “#Suicide Is On The Rise In Our #Youth”: #MentalHealthAdvocates Speak Up During #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek

by: Markeshia Jackson, Olivia Taggart WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Millions of #Americans face the reality of living with a #mentalhealthcondition and all the ways it can directly impact those around them. October third through the ninth is #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek, and those who work directly to create resources for people living with #mentalillness said everyone can help each other […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Children Will Feel Impact Of #Pandemic On #MentalHealth For Years, #UNICEF Report Says

by: Kori Chambers, Vanessa Freeman This Sunday is #WorldMentalHealthDay. It’s recognized internationally as a day to raise awareness, promote education and advocate against the social #stigma surrounding #mentalhealth.  In honor of #WorldMentalHealthDay, #UNICEF just released a critical report, which found that #children and young people could feel the impact of the #pandemic on their #mentalhealth for many years to […]

#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 – It’s time To Talk About #MentalHealth And #Suicide

The #construction industry has one of the highest #suicide rates of any. It’s time we talked about it and it’s time this changed because it’s important Working in the building and construction industry is extremely demanding. There are huge expectations on the workers in order to fulfill deadlines, as well as working circumstances that may […]

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