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Tag Archive | #Isolation

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Feeling off? Here Is How To Know When To Seek #MentalHealthSupport And Where To Turn.

Andrew Bahl Feeling out of sorts because of the #COVID-19 pandemic has been a commonplace feeling ever since the #pandemic hit like a ton of bricks last spring.  From the potential loss of loved ones to changes in work and school to #isolation from friends and family, the past 14 months have been difficult. Scores of […]

#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 – EDITORIAL: #Suicide Help Close At Hand

Regardless of the circumstances, #suicide is a tragedy. A story on the front page of the Sunday edition of The Valdosta Daily Times reports on a group to help the people who have lost a friend or relative to a loved one. Survivors of #Suicide Valdosta started several years ago then discontinued meetings a few […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Americans Seek Urgent #MentalHealth Support As #Covid-19 Crisis Ebbs

Hospital ERs across the country say they are overwhelmed by #patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the #pandemic By Robbie Whelan PITTSBURGH—Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, psychiatrist Garrett Sparks usually treated about a dozen #patients on his overnight shift in the emergency department at Western Psychiatric Hospital, this city’s biggest #mentalhealth hospital. On a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Children Face Added #MentalHealth Struggles During #Pandemic

#School closures, social restrictions and home #stress exact a heavy toll By Sandhya Raman Psychiatrist Tami Benton was recently called to the emergency department about a child whose family had concerns about the girl’s suicidal threats to run into traffic and end her life. The child was only 5 years old. Both of the child’s #parents […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Mother And #Daughter Talk Openly About #Anxiety, #Depression, And #Suicide

By: Tracy Sears RICHMOND, Va. — Love and laughter holds the Easter family together. Gabi Easter and her mother Shannon both said the foundation of their family is built on trust and openness with each other. “I had a very difficult childhood and was raised in a tumultuous abusive home,” Shannon said. “I lost my sister […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How #Churches Can Respond To The #Covid-19 #MentalHealth Crisis

by Kate Scanlon With concerns that #suicide rates are rising in #communitiesofcolor during the #pandemic, Catholic #mentalhealth workers say the Church can play a key role in response. Claire Shynett, coordinator of the Houston chapter of the Association of Catholic #MentalHealth Ministers, told CNA in an interview that #churches are critical to reaching people struggling […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctors On Your #MentalHealth: ‘There’s No Shame In Asking For Help’

ROCKFORD (WREX) — #MayisMentalHealthAwarenessMonth, and last year, #mentalhealthprofessionals say they saw an increase in the number of #patients seeking treatment for #mentalhealthissues. With the #pandemic, some of the reasons for seeking help have included losing your business or job, and the #pandemic forced unemployment to sky-rocket. But experts say #mentalhealthissues still carry a #stigma with […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Washington #Students Are Facing A #MentalHealthCrisis. Here’s Why #Schools Are On The Front Lines.

By Hannah Furfaro #Education Lab is a #SeattleTimes project that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. The #SeattleFoundation serves as fiscal sponsor for Education Lab, which is supported by grants from the #Bill&MelindaGatesFoundation, #Amazon and City University of Seattle. Learn more about Ed Lab.  It’s Jan. 26, a Tuesday. But it could be any day, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Researchers Working To Reverse ‘Alarming’ #Veteran #Suicide Trends

  EDMOND, Oklahoma (Tulsa World) — University of Central Oklahoma researchers are trying to better understand Oklahoma’s “alarming” #veteran #suicide metrics while developing new strategies to reverse long-term trends. Oklahoma’s #veteran #suicide rate in 2018 is 10th highest in the nation, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Department of #VeteransAffairs. On average, 112 […]

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