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Tag Archive | #Policeofficer

#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 – #MentalHealth Toll From #Isolation Affecting Kids On Reentry

From suicidal crises to #mental fatigue, many U.S. kids are facing challenges navigating reentry after more than a year of living in a #pandemic By LINDSEY TANNER After two suicidal crises during #pandemic #isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale. Amara Bhatia has overcome her #pandemic frustrations but the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Steps To Take If You’re Worried About Someone’s #MentalHealth

Author: Anne Robin, Jill Bolster-White and Derek Johnson There are ways each of us can respond to concerns about a #mentalhealthcrisis and get help to those in need. As our community still reacts to the tragic shooting that took place on May 10, 2021 – which resulted in two deaths, one injured #policeofficer, and trauma […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Opinion: We Have To Identify What’s Driving Increased #Anxiety, #Depression And #Suicide In #Children

I’ve worked as a child #psychiatrist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for the past decade. During that time, we’ve seen emergency visits for #behavioralhealth needs increase by a factor of 17. By BENJAMIN MAXWELL Maxwell, M.D., is medical director of inpatient psychiatry and interim director of #child and #adolescent psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. He […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Americans Seek Urgent #MentalHealth Support As #Covid-19 Crisis Ebbs

Hospital ERs across the country say they are overwhelmed by #patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the #pandemic By Robbie Whelan PITTSBURGH—Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, psychiatrist Garrett Sparks usually treated about a dozen #patients on his overnight shift in the emergency department at Western Psychiatric Hospital, this city’s biggest #mentalhealth hospital. On a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Start Training #Officers To Better Detect, Address #MentalHealthIssues

By Nick Blizzard OAKWOOD – The Oakwood Safety Department has started a series of training sessions aimed at improving how #officers deal with individuals with #mentalhealthconditions. The programs will give Oakwood’s sworn safety personnel — all certified as #policeofficers, #firefighters and #paramedics/EMTs — up to about 70 hours of training to help safely and effectively do […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth And #LawEnforcement

Garrison Hardie NPC Prosecutor’s Office What happens when someone is in a #mentalhealthcrisis and needs help? If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or is in emotional distress, you can call the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255) or chat with someone live online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat. If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Capitol Riot Put #Police Suicides On Display, But #Officers Need More #MentalHealth Resources: Retired Sergeant

‘A #policeofficer on the job two years will see more human #stress and strife and tragedy and trauma than most people see in a lifetime,’ says retired Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith By Michael Ruiz In the wake of a riot at the U.S. Capitol, the suicides of two Washington #policeofficers and the slayings of a pair of FBI […]

 #JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #PoliceOfficers With Untreated #MentalIllness Are The Real Danger

By Rashaad Thomas  Johnny Law is deathly afraid of #mentalillness. And that fear creates a threat to the public: #Policeofficers with untreated #mentalhealthissues remaining on duty. And I can’t help but think that an officer’s assessment of a person’s #mentalhealth is more salient than #race during stressful situations — and that it explains the reason #policeofficers shoot people […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Seeing Rise In #Suicides Among #Black Cook County Residents, City Officials And #MentalHealthExperts Work On Outreach

By ALISON BOWEN #Mentalhealthchallenges among young and older #Black Chicagoans were amplified in 2020 by the disproportionate impact of #COVID-19 and trauma from #police brutality. With 97 #Black Cook County residents dying by #suicide last year, ranging in age from 9 to 84, according to the medical examiner’s office, city officials and #mentalhealthadvocates say they have […]

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