Tag Archive | #Patients

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthIssues Skyrocket As #Pandemic Wears On

Sarah Chamberlain Contributor Insights into policy and its underlying effect on #women. According to data from the #WorldHealthOrganization, someone commits #suicide every 40 seconds – 800,000 per year – and for every #suicide, 20 more were attempted. That means 5-7 people will commit #suicide during the time it takes you to read this article. The CARE […]

#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 – #Patients Seeking #MentalHealthServices Drop As Deaths By #Suicide Rise

The number of mentally ill persons seeking #mentalhealthservices at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital has drastically reduced amidst the rising number of deaths by #suicide in Acholi sub region. Freddy Odong, a psychiatric #nurse and the project manager of #suicideprevention at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital says the number of persons seeking #mentalhealthservices has dropped from between […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Understanding and Addressing #Physician #Suicide

The profession of medicine is an exacting and demanding occupation in the service of helping the physical and #mentalhealth of #patients at their most vulnerable and sick. Ironically, the #mentalhealth and well-being of #physicians themselves may be at risk. A recent report published by Medscape noted the alarmingly high rates of physician #suicide in this country, calling […]

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