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Tag Archive | #Racial

#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 – #Suicide Is The Leading Cause Of Death For #AsianAmerican #Young #Adults. Why Is No One Talking About This?

“The reality is that #whitesupremacy runs so deep in #America that even reversing #racism would not undo the disparities in health outcomes such as #suicide,” says guest columist Amelia Noor-Oshiro.  By Amelia Noor-Oshiro  As #America continues to racialize #AsianAmericans, it continues a legacy of structural violence and historical trauma. This guest post was written by Amelia Noor-Oshiro from Johns […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Study Examines #Racial Inequity In #Suicide Prediction Models

Kaiser Permanente researchers #stress need to test how prediction models perform in all #racial, #ethnic, groups SEATTLE, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Models that can successfully predict suicides in a general population sample can perform poorly in some #racial or #ethnic groups, according to a study by #KaiserPermanente researchers published April 28 in JAMA Psychiatry. The new findings show that […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicideRisk Prediction Models Could Perpetuate #Racial Disparities

Two #suicide risk prediction models are less accurate for some #minority groups, which could exacerbate #ethnic and #racial disparities.  By Jessica Kent April 29, 2021 – #Suiciderisk prediction models that perform well in the general population may not be as accurate for #Black, #AmericanIndian, and #AlaskaNative people, potentially worsening #ethnic and #racial disparities. In a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #AsianAmerican #Young #Adults Are The Only #Racial Group With #Suicide As Their Leading Cause Of Death

by Amelia Noor-Oshiro, #Racially motivated violence looks like the #massshootings that killed Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Chung Park, Hyun Grant and Suncha Kim in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. #Racially motivated violence also looks like #suicide, which is defined as a deliberate act of self-directed violence in order to cause injury to oneself that results in death. According to […]

#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 […]

 #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 – #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 #mentalhealth issues 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 police officers […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Understanding #Suicide Risk And Prevention

Benjamin F. Miller M. Justin Coffey #Suicide is a preventable public health threat requiring a multisectoral response. There are promising prevention strategies in the health care, criminal justice, and education sectors. More work is needed to disseminate these strategies and develop others. KEY POINTS: #Suicide rates have been rising during the past several years, but […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic Tied to Higher #Suicide Rate in #Blacks, Lowered Rate In #Whites: Study

 Denise Mann The #coronavirus #pandemic has exacerbated #racial divides in health care in numerous ways, and a new study reveals yet another: Suicides among #Black people doubled during #COVID-19 lockdowns, while suicides in #white individuals were cut in half during the same period. “In past pandemics, there has been noted rises in #suicide, and the […]

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