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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘A Sad State Of Affairs’ For #MentalHealth In #America

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘A Sad State Of Affairs’ For #MentalHealth In #America

To the Editor: “We Surveyed 1,320 #Therapists Across the Nation. They’re Worried About #MentalHealth in the U.S.” (news article, Jan. 3): #Psychiatrists were not included in this Times survey, sent by Psychology Today to its professional members, but there were references to my field that illustrate a sad state of affairs. A quarter of those […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Murder, #Guns, And #MentalIllness: What The Statistics Show

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Murder, #Guns, And #MentalIllness: What The Statistics Show

Statistics can help trace the causal structure of #gunviolence in the U.S. Michael J. Spivey Ph.D. Reviewed by Tyler Woods KEY POINTS Prevalence of #guns appears to be strongly related to #gunviolence across the 50 states. #Mentalhealth does not appear to be statistically related to #gunviolence across the 50 states. #Massshootings can be (and have […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Why Stereotypes About #Psychosis Are Harmful

By Ashley Peterson People tend to fear the unknown. While there is prejudice associated with most #mentalhealthconditions, #psychosis is arguably the symptom the average person finds the most frightening. #Psychosis refers to a cluster of symptoms involving hallucinations, delusions and/or profound disorganization. It can occur in primary psychotic disorders, like schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, and also in other […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The Way #Trump Spoke About #MentalHealth Was Incredibly Irresponsible. Here’s How People In Support Groups Are Caring For Themselves

“We hear a lot of people saying ‘I feel very alone, I’m very #anxious and scared.’ We’re getting a lot more calls about #suicide and #suicidal thinking.” Christopher Miller The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the #coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The Soaring Rate of #Suicide by Young People

Readers offer their analysis of why they are despondent and how best to help them. To the Editor: Re “Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves?,” by Richard A. Friedman While I appreciate Dr. Friedman’s effort to call attention to the epidemic of suicide among young people in this country, I can’t help but be frustrated […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Encourage Ground-Up Conversations On #MentalHealth, #Suicide

It is heartening to see relatively more conversations on #mentalhealth and #suicide taking place. But we should be careful not to let the narrative be dictated by politicians, government, public agencies and institutions. In recent parliamentary hearings, there were questions by Nominated MP Anthea Ong on statistical data of student suicides. Education Minister Ong Ye […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Faith Leaders Seek To Combat #Stigma Of #MentalIllness

Heather Morrison  LOS ANGELES—Kurt Lange, lead pastor at East Coast International Church north of Boston, texted Kristen Kansiewicz, “How do you know if a person is emotionally healthy?” While that is a big question—one Kansiewicz ended up writing an entire book about, instead of just responding in a text—it’s not uncommon for Kansiewicz, a licensed […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black Kids And #Suicide: Why Are Rates So High, And So Ignored?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Rheeda Walker, University of Houston #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 up and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Why Is #America So #Depressed?

It’s no coincidence that our politics and our #mentalhealth have declined so rapidly, at the same time. By Lee Siegel Mr. Siegel is the author, most recently, of “The Draw: A Memoir.” Everyone has his or her own definition of a political crisis. Mine is when our collective #mentalhealth starts having a profound effect on our […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Gun Violence Survivors Experience Increased Risk Of #Mental Harm

Marisa Fernandez Gun violence survivors experience increased risk of mental harm Many survivors of gun violence are prone to post-traumatic stress disorder, increased alcohol and drug abuse, and unemployment up to years after their physical wounds heal and even when the injuries are minor, a JAMA study released on Wednesday illustrates. Why it matters: Far more people in the […]

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