Tag Archive | #Psychiatrist

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How #Stigma Prevents People From Accessing #MentalHealthCare And What Can Be Done About It

By Hannah Furfaro Seattle Times staff reporter The #MentalHealthProject is a #SeattleTimes initiative focused on covering #mental and #behavioralhealthissues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a national organization focused on economic mobility for children and families. The #SeattleTimes maintains editorial control over work produced by this team. In the days after Jennifer Stuber’s husband Matt died […]

#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 – Texas #Abortion Ban Is An Assault On #Women’s #MentalHealth

By Nancy Byatt, Jennifer Payne, Evan Eyler and Madeleine Becker As a group of #physicians specializing in #psychiatry and #women’s #mentalhealth, we call attention to the violation of #women’s rights inherent in the Texas ban on #abortion after six weeks. This law, as well as the copycat just-proposed bill in Florida if enacted, will have […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Our View: #MentalHealth: Military #Suicides Show Need For Action

A troubling 15 percent increase in #suicide among members of the military should be a clarion call for action and to immediately increase resources to discover #mentalhealthproblems and treat them. A report from the Pentagon released Thursday showed rates of #suicide growth from 20% in active duty Army to 35% in the National Guard. Navy […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Access To #MentalHealthCare Is Lacking In Washington’s #Rural Corners. Here’s How People Are Finding Help

By Hannah Furfaro #SeattleTimes staff reporter A few months after Kristina Rasmussen’s 7-year-old was diagnosed with #bipolardisorder, he experienced one of his worst manic episodes: The boy was inconsolable as he tore through the family home, hitting himself, knocking over furniture and breaking picture frames. Rasmussen counts the ways the health care system failed her son […]

#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 […]