Tag Archive | #PoliceDepartment

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Shatter The Myths About #Suicide And Kids Of Color | Expert Opinion

#Doctors from the #AmericanPsychiatricAssociation say that #medicalprofessionals and researchers must rededicate themselves to ensuring that young #peopleofcolor receive #mentalhealthservices. #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 reach out […]

#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 – New Research Reveals Full Extent Of #Veteran #Suicide Crisis As Royal Commission Begins Work

By Defense correspondent Andrew Greene More than 1,200 Australian Defence Force #veterans and serving personnel have died by #suicide in the past two decades — almost three times higher than the number previously reported. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘We’re Losing Our #Kids’: #Black #Youth #SuicideRate Rising Far Faster Than #or #Whites; #Coronavirus, #Police Violence Deepen Trauma

Jayne O’Donnell WASHINGTON – A decade after she tried to take her life as a college freshman, Victoria Waltz, a gifted #child who played the harp, is only beginning to understand how things got so bad. “It’s been a journey and a process from then to now,” said Waltz, now 28. “It was a slow build up over […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #PoliceOfficer #Suicide Sounds #MentalHealth Alarm

#Police and #firefighters are more likely to die by #suicide than in the line of duty, according to a 2018 report from the Ruderman Family Foundation. On Tuesday, a high-ranking chief in the Chicago Police Department is believed to have committed #suicide — and research shows the #suicide rate for Chicago officers is higher than the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Recognizing #ChildAbuse

#Childabuse refers to any emotional, sexual, or physical mistreatment or neglect by an adult in a role of responsibility toward someone who is under 18 years of age. It refers to any kind of action or failure to act that results in harm or possible harm for a #child. The adult may be a parent […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pastors, Counselors Work To Lower #Suicide Rates In #Minorities

By Dave Jordan The year 2020 has been a year of strife, unrest and an ongoing #pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on the marginalized and minority communities. #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. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To De-Escalate A #MentalHealth Emergency Without Calling The #Police

Because a wellness check shouldn’t be a death sentence. By Al Donato Every time Asante Haughton leaves his home, he sees someone in distress. For the Jamaican-born #mentalhealthadvocate, encountering a person experiencing homelessness going through a bad #mentalhealth episode in public happens often in his Toronto neighbourhood. What’s also common, Haughton said, is seeing them become victims when #police get involved. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – It’s Time To Rethink #Police Wellness Checks, #MentalHealthAdvocates Say

Recent deaths involving #police highlight flaws with wellness checks, campaigners say Vik Adhopia Living with bipolar disorder for 25 years has led Bill Pringle to dark places. Along the way, he said he has gained insight into how #police handle #mentalhealthcrises and what needs to change in their approach. The Saskatoon man has had eight #suicide attempts, which sometimes included […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicidePrevention ‘Needs To Be Priority Public #HealthIssue’

by Press Association #Suicideprevention should be a “priority public health issue” for Scotland in the wake of the #coronavirus #pandemic, ministers have been told. The group cites anecdotal evidence in the UK of more people struggling with their #mentalhealth and thinking about #suicide, saying this is seen “through police call-outs and crisis helplines, as individuals turn to […]