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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – The Cost Of Sweeping #MentalHealth Under The Corporate Carpet

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – The Cost Of Sweeping #MentalHealth Under The Corporate Carpet

BY  NAVEEN BHATEJA  AND  AIMEE NEWON-HARRIS The #stress, #anxiety, and burnout that result from working amid the #COVID-19 #pandemic have been well documented. Undoubtedly, this has helped create a work environment fraught with challenges such as a frightening uptick in #mentalhealthissues and, yes, #suicide. There’s an evident #healthcare crisis in #America when it comes to […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Rising Number Of #SuicideAttempts Among Young #Children Worries NW #Physicians, Poison Centers

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Rising Number Of #SuicideAttempts Among Young #Children Worries NW #Physicians, Poison Centers

By  Hannah Furfaro  #SeattleTimes #MentalHealthProject 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. Editor’s note: This story focuses on #suicide, #self-harm and other […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How The #Pandemic Made The #MentalHealthCrisis Worse For #Teens

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How The #Pandemic Made The #MentalHealthCrisis Worse For #Teens

Eloisa Ramos/Stocksy United Depressive and #anxiety symptoms in #youth doubled during the #pandemic, with 25 percent experiencing depressive symptoms and 20 percent experiencing #anxiety symptoms. Symptoms of #depression had already been rising in #teens in recent years. Data from early 2021 shows that emergency room visits in the U.S. for suspected #suicideattempts were 51 percent […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Suicide/#MentalHealthAwareness: 5 Safe Ways To Get Help

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Suicide/#MentalHealthAwareness: 5 Safe Ways To Get Help

DEREK OSWALD EDITORIAL With May being #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, and in light of the recent #suicides of high-profile musicians (such as AVICII, #ChrisCornell, #ChesterBennington, and #Naomi Judd), we wanted to let you know you’re not alone. According to the #NationalCenterforHealthStatistics (#NCHS) National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), #suicide has been a leading cause of death in the #UnitedStates for […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Recognizing the Lesser-Known Symptoms of #Depression

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Recognizing the Lesser-Known Symptoms of #Depression

By Ginger Robertson Thanks to sensationalized media depictions of #mentalillness and #stigma surrounding #mentalhealth conditions, people tend to have a limited view of what #depression actually looks like. When you think of a “depressed person,” perhaps you envision an image from a movie or medication commercial: Someone lying alone in a dark room, crying into […]

#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 – Children’s #MentalHealth Is A #Pandemic Crisis That Needs Immediate Solutions?

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Children’s #MentalHealth Is A #Pandemic Crisis That Needs Immediate Solutions?

Addressing the #mentalhealthcrisis among #children exacerbated by the #pandemic is going to take greater investment in resources and a focus on prevention. Health-care providers nationwide continue to see fallout from the #mental and emotional toll the #pandemic has taken on #children and #teens, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s top #psychiatrist said in a virtual Q&A Wednesday. […]

#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 – 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 – 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 […]

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