Tag Archive | #Racism

#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 – #Pandemic #Stress And #StudentAthletes

Juggling the #mental demands of being a college #athlete goes to a whole new level in 2020. Author: Connor Rhiel NORFOLK, Va. — “I don’t think there’s ever been a group that’s having to go through as much as this group right now.” #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice […]

#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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Predictions Of More Suicides, Overdoses And #DomesticAbuse During #COVID Are Coming True

#Isolation, economic pressure and family conflict all are major contributors. By Dr. Yalda Safai #Coronavirus: 18 months later As the U.S. hits the grim milestone of 700,000 deaths, ABC News takes a look at the last six months of #coronavirus — how we got here, what went wrong and how it’s still impacting us all. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #PeopleOfColor face Significant Barriers To #MentalHealthServices

#Racism and #stigma make it harder for people of color to get services, and it’s gotten worse during the #coronavirus #pandemic. By Kristen Rogers, CNN Richelle Concepcion still remembers the name she was called after trying to stop a #White kid who was picking on younger peers on the swim team in high school. “Shut […]

#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 – Inequality Displayed Throughout #Pandemic

Alexis Smith While the #coronavirus #pandemic has fatigued the nation for nearly eight months, local #mentalhealthexperts have been preparing for the second curve that the #virus is expected to bring about regarding #mental and #behavioralhealth. One facet of the second curve that has been displayed on a national and local level is how the #pandemic […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Data Shows Not Enough Attention Paid to #Suicide in #Black #Children

Written by Olivia Riggio In the last 10 years, suicides among #Black #children aged 5–11 have doubled, while the rate for #white #children of the same age has declined. The National CARES Mentoring Movement, a mentorship organization for #Black #children, and The #AssociationforBlackPsychologists released a report that outlines this crisis and most #physicians lack of awareness surrounding it. The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – “We’re Looked at as Superhuman”: How #Racism Affects #Black Women’s #MentalHealth

#AfricanAmericans are as likely to experience #mentalillness as other #Americans but more likely to get poor or no treatment. #Black #women are often left out of research studies and hesitant to obtain #mentalhealthcare. There are many reasons for that, including #racism, #mentalhealthstigma, and the history of providers using information against them. They may also have […]

Uplift #Kitsap Leaning In To Conversations About Race with #KenRiley, #ValarieHarris and #JamesDonaldson

On September 16, 2020, I participated in a panel discussion about #race. We had a very good dialogue, and I hope that it was helpful to everyone who heard the podcast. We’ve come along way, but we still have a long way to go, before we can truly see and experience that all lives matter, […]