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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – When Should #Grief Be Considered A #MentalHealth Issue?

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – When Should #Grief Be Considered A #MentalHealth Issue?

Samantha Brodsky It can be difficult to put a name to lingering feelings of grief, but there’s a new term that may help define what you’ve been going through: #prolongedgriefdisorder. After years of debate and research, the #AmericanPsychiatricAssociation (#APA) officially announced last fall this will be the diagnosis for an extended, highly disruptive form of grief. The diagnosis has […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Every #FirstResponder Deserves Solace

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Every #FirstResponder Deserves Solace

By Dawn Institute As a 23-year #veteran of a law enforcement agency, I have spent significant time reflecting on the #mentalhealth impact of serving as a #firstresponder. In my two decades of experience, I have gained an intimate understanding of the #mentalhealthchallenges that can arise from a high-#stress (and even traumatic) job. I’ve seen how, […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Felt Disillusioned And Abandoned:’ A #Seattle Medical Worker On Why #MentalHealthCare Is Needed In The Field

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Felt Disillusioned And Abandoned:’ A #Seattle Medical Worker On Why #MentalHealthCare Is Needed In The Field

By  Andrick Schall #MentalHealth Perspectives guest columnist The #MentalHealthProject is a #SeattleTimes initiative focused on covering #mental and #behavioralhealth issues. 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. Editor’s note: This story focuses on #suicide and […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – We Must Normalize #Mental-HealthDays

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – We Must Normalize #Mental-HealthDays

By Ko Im Special to The Times Where’s the joy? The recent holidays were not a vacation for so many but a scramble for tests. The omicron variant had us all preoccupied in one way or another, with delays and cancellations, compounding stress to our already deep-seated convictions that divided us at the dinner table or in […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What #MentalHealthSupport Is Available To #Veterans?

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What #MentalHealthSupport Is Available To #Veterans?

Over 1,800 charities support #veterans in the UK but for those leaving the military, the transition remains stressful and lonely. Having access to #mentalhealthsupport for #veterans can make a fresh start easier. Authored by Ellie Broughton · Reviewed by Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE A few months ago the Government announced that for the first time, they would gather data on […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – More Needs To Be Done To Meet The #MentalHealthChallenges Facing #Veterans

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – More Needs To Be Done To Meet The #MentalHealthChallenges Facing #Veterans

by TAMMY BARLET My #mentalhealth was not high on my to-do list as I transitioned from the Coast Guard to civilian life. Extending my eight-year service contract by eight months to complete a medical board only deepened my #depression. This extension kept me in Houston far from my family support system while adjusting to life […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – As #Student #Violence Surges, Educators Say #MentalHealthIssues Are ‘Absolutely Through The Roof’ And Draining #Teachers

Hannah Towey #Schools around the country are reporting an increase in #student #violence, some targeting #teachers. Educators told Insider it’s likely linked to #mentalhealthissues that worsened over the #pandemic. One counselor said #students are showing symptoms of #PTSD with #depression rates “through the roof.”  At a Florida middle #school, 87 #students have gotten in physical fights since […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – What I Want You To Know As Someone With #BPD (#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder)

By Ashley Nestler When I received my #borderlinepersonalitydisorder (#BPD) diagnosis, my world came crashing down. While I was aware of the symptoms I was experiencing, I didn’t see the disorder within myself, or maybe just didn’t want to see the disorder within myself. As a #mentalhealthprofessional, I knew about the #stigma surrounding #BPD. I had come across […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To Prepare For The Coming #MentalHealth #Pandemic

The psychological damage from disasters like #Covid-19 can last for years. Here’s what we should do now — including create a national, 3-digit #suicide hotline. The combined impact on the nation’s #mentalhealth is becoming rapidly apparent with national increases in suicidal thoughts, alcohol sales and a 1,000 percent increase in crisis hotline use. By NINA VASAN and MARISA […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A Quarter of #Young #Adults Considered #Suicide Because of the #Pandemic, #CDC Finds

In a recent survey, 25 percent of #young #adults reported having “seriously considered #suicide” due to #COVID-19 — and they’re not the only group at increased risk. By Kylie Gilbert It’s no secret that #COVID-19 has taken a toll on just about everyone’s #mental and emotional well-being — even celebrities. Ask any therapist and they’ll tell you […]

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