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Tag Archive | #Racism

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #GunViolence In #America: #MentalHealth

The U.S. has seen nearly 11,000 #gunviolence deaths so far this year. By Stephanie Pawlowski The #NationalAllianceonMentalIllness says whenever a tragic act of #gunviolence occurs, people with #mentalillness are often unfairly drawn into the conversation. But experts say the relationship between #mentalhealth and #gunviolence is complex. “Someone who goes out and massacres a bunch of strangers, that’s […]

#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 – #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 – Statement from the #AmericanFoundationForSuicidePrevention

NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today the #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention released this statement offering #mentalhealth best practices for those impacted by the recent #DerekChauvin verdict: “The #DerekChauvin verdict brings much-needed accountability for violence against the #Blackcommunity, however the events surrounding this moment incited #stress and #anxiety among a community grappling with the deaths of #GeorgeFloyd and many others, as well as the daily impact […]

#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 – #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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