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Tag Archive | #Psychologist

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Rise Of #Self-Harm And Use Of #MentalHealthServices Since #COVID #Pandemic Began, New Data Reveals

By national medical reporter Sophie Scott and political reporter Stephanie Dalzell The #loneliness of the #pandemic lockdowns stirred up dark feelings Melbourne-based Emily Unity had worked very hard to overcome. #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 – #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 – The #Pandemic Did Not Affect #MentalHealth the Way You Think

The world’s psychological immune system turned out to be more robust than expected. By Lara Aknin, Jamil Zaki, and Elizabeth Dunn 6:30 AM ETSHARE About the authors: Lara Aknin is a psychology professor at Simon Fraser University and the chair of the #MentalHealth and Wellbeing Task Force for The Lancet’s #COVID-19 Commission. Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Prioritizing Children’s #MentalHealth

Here’s how #healthprofessionals are using research and innovative practices to address #suicideprevention, trauma and substance use disorder in #children and #adolescents. Laura Cassar “The numbers are staggering,” said Larry Burns, president and CEO of The Children’s Foundation. “As a foundation, we are committed to taking the lead on supporting children’s health and wellness by guiding […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Pay Attention To The Warning Signs Of #Suicide In #Teens And #Children

Eileen Smith Dallabrida As a #parent or guardian, learn what to watch for and how to help a troubled #teen or #child who may be struggling with #mentalhealth. #Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people, after accidents. In Delaware, 8 of out 100,000 #teens ages 15–19 take their own lives, according to […]

#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 – #Washington #Students Are Facing A #MentalHealthCrisis. Here’s Why #Schools Are On The Front Lines.

By Hannah Furfaro #Education Lab is a #SeattleTimes project that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. The #SeattleFoundation serves as fiscal sponsor for Education Lab, which is supported by grants from the #Bill&MelindaGatesFoundation, #Amazon and City University of Seattle. Learn more about Ed Lab.  It’s Jan. 26, a Tuesday. But it could be any day, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘All Kinds Of Trauma’: #Students Are Returning To #School, But Are We Ready To Help Them Cope?

By Jenny Brundin Rosalinda Guzman was inside a bathroom stall at school when something begged for attention. It was on the door, where the school posts announcements. “That little tiny piece of paper was just so different from everything else that it really caught my eye,” said the 18-year-old student from Kersey who attends Windsor Charter Academy.  […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – No Increase In #Suicide Rate Despite Lockdown #MentalHealth Fears

There was no real increase in the number of suicides in the Netherlands last year, despite fears about the impact of #coronavirus on #mentalhealth, preliminary figures from national statistics agency CBS published on Wednesday show. In total, 1,229 #men and 596 #women ended their lives last year, or an average of five people per day. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalhealthProfessionals Are The Ones Taking Care Of Us: Who’s Taking Care Of Them?

USA TODAY spoke with half a dozen #mentalhealth workers who told us the #pandemic has been the most challenging year of their professional lives. Alia E. Dastagir, When a world in #pandemic shut down, the #mentalhealthprofessionals did not. They kept working, many more than ever, counseling patients on how to survive something they’d never seen […]

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