Tag Archive | #Parents

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Should Kids Take #MentalHealthDays?

When taking a break is helpful (and when it’s not) Rae Jacobson What You’ll Learn What are #mentalhealthdays? When should kids take them — and when shouldn’t they? How can you help kids make the most of #mentalhealthdays? A #mentalhealthday is a day off from #school to rest and recharge. Giving kids the chance to […]

#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 – #Parents, #Students Plan Rallies At UNC-Chapel Hill After #Suicide Investigations

By Aaron Thomas, WRAL reporter CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has canceled classes on Tuesday after campus #police responded to a reported #suicide and a #suicideattempt over the weekend. Instead of class Tuesday, #students will have a “wellness day,” according to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. UNC police’s crime log showed […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How Does #Anxiety Affect Kids In #School? 

What it looks like, and why it’s often mistaken for something else Rachel Ehmke What You’ll Learn What might #anxiety look like at #school? Why is #anxiety sometimes confused with other problems like #ADHD or learning disorders? What physical symptoms do anxious kids get? #Anxiety makes school hard for kids. It might also be hard […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – No Known #MentalHealth Concerns Before One In Three #Student Suicides

Dr Sue Bagshaw discusses why #students don’t seek professional medical help Trustworthy, accurate and reliable news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsrooms by making a contribution. CONTENT WARNING: #SUICIDE Every year about 580 people are lost to #suicide in New Zealand, many of them #students. A Stuff examination of 270 coroners’ reports of student […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Matters: When ‘Back To #School’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Back In #School’

Annie Lindgren Annie Lindgren Poudre School District (PSD) #students went ‘Back to School’ on August 24, 2020, though they will be learning remotely rather than attending in person. #School administration, #teachers, and #parents have all had difficult decisions to make over the past month in preparation. Everyone is experiencing a #school year like never before. […]

#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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide May Run In The Family. A Closer Look At #Genetic Risk.

For decades, researchers have looked to human genetics for linkages to #mentalillness, such as #depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Patterns of inheritance are murky, but it is clear that “stuff runs in families,” says Dr. Douglas Gray, a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His 2018 study – published in the journal […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Myth: #Suicide Is Rare, Doesn’t Happen As Often As It Used To

By Tracey Gruver,    The truth about #suicide? According to the #NationalAllianceonMentalIllness, #suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause for ages 35-54. Many people do not want to know just how common #suicide has become; #NAMI says the #suicide rate in the #UnitedStates has increased 31% […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Teen #SuicideRisk During The #Pandemic

The #teenager had spent most of her time in her room during the summer. With the #pandemic in full swing, she had not been able to see her friends in-person and her family did not go on any vacations. She spent most of her time scrolling through her #socialmedia feeds and binge watching shows. Recently, […]