Tag Archive | #MentalHealthDisorders

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – When Should #Grief Be Considered A #MentalHealth Issue?

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – When Should #Grief Be Considered A #MentalHealth Issue?

Samantha Brodsky It can be difficult to put a name to lingering feelings of grief, but there’s a new term that may help define what you’ve been going through: #prolongedgriefdisorder. After years of debate and research, the #AmericanPsychiatricAssociation (#APA) officially announced last fall this will be the diagnosis for an extended, highly disruptive form of grief. The diagnosis has […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘It’s Life Or Death’: The #MentalHealthCrisis Among U.S. #Teens

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘It’s Life Or Death’: The #MentalHealthCrisis Among U.S. #Teens

Matt Richtel One evening last April, an anxious and free-spirited 13-year-old girl in suburban Minneapolis sprang furious from a chair in the living room and ran from the house — out a sliding door, across the patio, through the backyard and into the woods. Moments earlier, the girl’s mother, Linda, had stolen a look at […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Help A Friend In A #MentalHealthCrisis

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Help A Friend In A #MentalHealthCrisis

Rachel Sturtz Midway through the morning session of #MentalHealthFirstAid, a course at the #MentalHealth Center of Denver, my instructor asks me to turn to one of my tablemates, look them in the eye, and ask a simple question: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Not “hurting yourself,” because the semantics will work against you. “Killing […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Survivors Face Increased #MentalHealthRisks Up To A Year Later – “It’s So Much More Serious”

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Survivors Face Increased #MentalHealthRisks Up To A Year Later – “It’s So Much More Serious”

By #WASHINGTONUNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS Data point to rise in #anxiety, #depression, substance use disorders, #suicidalthoughts. As the #COVID-19 #pandemic stretches into its third year, countless people have experienced varying degrees of uncertainty, #isolation, and #mentalhealthchallenges. However, those who have had #COVID-19 have a significantly higher chance of experiencing #mentalhealthproblems, according to researchers at #WashingtonUniversity School of Medicine […]

#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 […]

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