Tag Archive | #Isolation

#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

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 – What Are The Warning Signs Of #Depression In #College #Students?

By Ginger Abbot In 2018, more than 63% of #college #students reported experiencing overwhelming #anxiety during their enrollment and nearly 42% reported feeling so depressed that they had trouble functioning at some point during the last 12 months. Some of these #students may not have battled a #mentalhealthchallenge before attending #college and might not know how to deal with […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Predictions Of More Suicides, Overdoses And #DomesticAbuse During #COVID Are Coming True

#Isolation, economic pressure and family conflict all are major contributors. By Dr. Yalda Safai #Coronavirus: 18 months later As the U.S. hits the grim milestone of 700,000 deaths, ABC News takes a look at the last six months of #coronavirus — how we got here, what went wrong and how it’s still impacting us all. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #PeopleOfColor face Significant Barriers To #MentalHealthServices

#Racism and #stigma make it harder for people of color to get services, and it’s gotten worse during the #coronavirus #pandemic. By Kristen Rogers, CNN Richelle Concepcion still remembers the name she was called after trying to stop a #White kid who was picking on younger peers on the swim team in high school. “Shut […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To Prepare For The Coming #MentalHealth #Pandemic

The psychological damage from disasters like #Covid-19 can last for years. Here’s what we should do now — including create a national, 3-digit #suicide hotline. The combined impact on the nation’s #mentalhealth is becoming rapidly apparent with national increases in suicidal thoughts, alcohol sales and a 1,000 percent increase in crisis hotline use. By NINA VASAN and MARISA […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctors Die By #Suicide At Twice The Rate Of Everyone Else. Here’s What We Can Do.

By Marya J. Cohen One Monday about a year ago, I walked down the hall of our clinic to ask my colleague’s advice about a #patient. I often sought his guidance over the years. A grandfatherly figure, Elisha Atkins — we called him “Skip” — loved examining puzzling rashes, talking to #patients in their native language […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Remains Prominent Issue As #Pandemic Persists

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the #NationalSuicidePreventionHelpline at 800-273-8255. Quarantine has been a time fraught with #isolation, increased #anxieties and an abyss of unknowns for some #students at DePaul struggling with #mentalillness. Being a full-time college #student is already a stressful endeavor, and according […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Director Gives Guidance For #SuicidePrevention

By Tammie Gercken Staff Writer #SeptemberisNationalSuicidePreventionMonth, and a local #mentalhealth agency is working hard to make sure people have a place to get help if they have thoughts of #suicide. Lynne Grey, MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS, #mentalhealth and substance use disorder clinical director at Partners Health Management in Morganton, said she’s concerned about people with […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide, Overdose Numbers On The Rise Again

Eileen McClory The past few years have been bad in terms of #suicide and overdose deaths in Portage County, but 2020 has been among the worst.  Wayne Enders of the Portage County Coroner’s Office said the office has handled about 106 cases so far this year. About half of those cases – 49 – were […]