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Tag Archive | #NationalAllianceofMenthHealth

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – As #COVID Rose, So Did #Teen #SuicideAttempts. #Girls Are Most At Risk.

The #pandemic disrupted #teens’ lives and left them to deal with disease and death without their support systems. One Tampa Bay girl’s attempt to get help left her with nightmares. Tampa Bay girl’s attempt to get help left her with nightmares. By Rose Wong and Kailyn Rhone Editor’s note: This story includes discussion of #suicide. If you or […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #GunViolence In #America: #MentalHealth

The U.S. has seen nearly 11,000 #gunviolence deaths so far this year. By Stephanie Pawlowski The #NationalAllianceonMentalIllness says whenever a tragic act of #gunviolence occurs, people with #mentalillness are often unfairly drawn into the conversation. But experts say the relationship between #mentalhealth and #gunviolence is complex. “Someone who goes out and massacres a bunch of strangers, that’s […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Too Many #Men Ignore Their #Depression, Phobias, Other #MentalHealthIssues

By Joseph Harper It was another Monday morning and my first patient of the day walked in. He was a man in his mid-30s who came to see me for #stress and #anxiety. He appeared nervous and had trouble getting his words out. And the thing I remember most — which I see again and again […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Unpacking #Depression

Mark Carpenter By Danei Edelen “I was told, ‘If you are depressed, you have no excuse’” my friend, who battles #depression, said to me recently. “That is just #mentalillness #stigma,” I replied. What is #mentalhealth #stigma? #Mentalhealth #stigma refers to societal disapproval, or when society places shame on people who live with a #mentalillness or […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The Holidays Can Bring #MentalHealthChallenges. Here’s How To Combat Them

Experts say simple things like getting more sunlight can make a big difference. Author: Zach Merchant WASHINGTON — The lights are up. The trees are decorated. It is beautiful time of year. But as beautiful as they are, the holidays can also be a time of #mentalhealthchallenges. This year, the #pandemic may be making those challenges […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Risk Five Times Higher Among People With #ADHD, Study Finds

Researchers found nearly 25% of #women with #ADHD had attempted to kill themselves BY TRACEY ROMERO Health issues like chronic pain, #depression, substance abuse and poverty can put extra strain on the #mentalhealth of people with #ADHD, research has shown. So can problems in #school, work and relationships. #Adults diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 #Pandemic Can Exacerbate #Stress, #Depression During The #Holidays, Especially For Those Who Are #Isolated

Sammy Caiola  For those who are grieving, estranged from their families or already living with a #mentalhealthissue, November and December can be a difficult time of year.  People with a #mentalhealthcondition may be more prone to the so-called “holiday blues,” which are often tied to #financial strain, #loneliness, colder weather and other factors. Sixty-four percent […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Monday: How To Talk About #MentalHealth With People You Love

#Mentalhealth can sometimes be tough to talk about. But, seeking help could be more crucial now than ever. Here are a few tips on starting the conversation. #MentalHealth Monday: How to talk about #mentalhealth with people you love #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #WorldMentalHealthDay Takes On New Urgency During #Pandemic

Dr. Ubaid Kohkhar ORANGE PARK – Orange Park Medical Center is looking to reach out to the community on #WorldMentalHealthDay on Saturday, to help those affected by the #COVID-19 #pandemic find ways to cope and heal.   The very strategies set in place to help keep us physically healthy during the #COVID-19 #pandemic have had an adverse […]

#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 […]

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