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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What Is #PersistentDepressiveDisorder (#PDD)?

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What Is #PersistentDepressiveDisorder (#PDD)?

#Depression is a term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by mood or cognitive changes. #Persistentdepressivedisorder (#PDD), previously referred to as #dysthymia, is a type of #depression that is low-level and chronic. This form of #depression can be associated with the capability to participate in daily functioning but with a consistently low mood. #Persistentdepressivedisorder […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – People With #MentalHealthProblems Should Be Asked About #Finances

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – People With #MentalHealthProblems Should Be Asked About #Finances

Links between debt, #mentalhealthproblems and #suicide must be a priority in #pandemic recovery plans, according to Money and #MentalHealth. Vicky Shaw People receiving treatment for #mentalhealthproblems should be routinely asked about their finances as part of urgent action needed to stop a devastating debt cycle, according to a charity. The Money and #MentalHealth Policy Institute said […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How A New Tool Could Reduce #Suicide Among #Teens

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How A New Tool Could Reduce #Suicide Among #Teens

Researchers from BYU, Johns Hopkins and Harvard have created a computer algorithm they say predicts with 91% accuracy which #youths have suicidal thoughts and #behaviors By Lois M. Collins@Loisco Suicides across the nation dropped very slightly during the #pandemic, after nearly 20 years of increases, according to federal data. Still, an astounding 46,000 #Americans across age […]

#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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Transgender #Adolescents At Increased Risk For Numerous #MentalHealthChallenges

#Transgender or #gender-nonconforming #adolescents may have increased risk for various #mentalhealthchallenges, according to results of a cross-sectional survey study published in JAMA Network Open. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Data Shows Not Enough Attention Paid to #Suicide in #Black #Children

Written by Olivia Riggio In the last 10 years, suicides among #Black #children aged 5–11 have doubled, while the rate for #white #children of the same age has declined. The National CARES Mentoring Movement, a mentorship organization for #Black #children, and The #AssociationforBlackPsychologists released a report that outlines this crisis and most #physicians lack of awareness surrounding it. The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Former #SeattleSuperSonic, #JamesDonaldson, Dedicates Life To #MentalHealthAwareness, #SuicidePrevention

by Gregg Hersholt Click to hear the audio and then click on photo. Life in #Seattle after the #NBA was good for James Donaldson. The former #SeattleSupersonic owned a successful physical therapy business in Mill Creek and a home in Magnolia. But a series of life-threatening surgeries brought on #financial disaster and he lost all of […]

#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 […]

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