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Tag Archive | #Psychiatrist

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide, #MentalHealth And #Bereavement

It’s no longer acceptable for #mentalhealth staff to claim they ‘don’t do’ #bereavement, writes RUTH HUNT IT HAS now been categorically proved those exposed to #suicide are at a greater risk than those not, yet despite this knowledge, #mentalhealthservices are failing their #patients who are suffering from complicated grief. As Antonia Murphy says in Out […]

#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 – Q & A With Matthew Sleeth About #MentalHealth And #Suicide

Author of Hope Always: How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of #Suicide ED STETZER Ed: We’ve heard #suicide described as an epidemic in the U.S. Would you share some of the facts about the prevalence of this issue among #Americans today? Matthew: #Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- […]

#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 – #Child Psychiatrists Warn That The #Pandemic May Be Driving Up #Kids’ #SuicideRisk

RHITU CHATTERJEE An abrupt spike in #suicide deaths among #students in the Clark County School District has officials in the Las Vegas district wondering if pressures brought on by the #coronavirus #pandemic might have been part of what fueled the increase. If you or someone you know may be considering #suicide, contact the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (en […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Talk To #Children About #MentalHealth And #Suicide, Experts Say

DARIAN BENSON At Riley Hospital for #Children there’s been a jump in emergency room visits related to #mentalhealth and #suicide. From March to December, these visits increased 61 percent compared to the same months in 2019. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – The State With the Highest #Suicide Rate Desperately Needs Shrinks

There’s only one #psychiatrist in all of eastern Montana By Monte Reel 1. The #mentalhealth unit inside the Glendive Medical Center is dark, and when Jaime Shanks declares that a light switch surely must be around here somewhere, a faint echo chases the words down an empty hall. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Guide to #MentalHealth #Specialists

If you decide you need to seek help for a child who’s struggling, you may find yourself faced with a bewildering range of different #mentalhealthprofessionals. It can be challenging to understand what skills each has to offer, how their training is different, and which might be right for your child. JamesDonaldson notes:  Welcome to the […]

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