Tag Archive | #Racism

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Youth Face Rising Rates Of #Depression, #Anxiety, #Suicide

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Youth Face Rising Rates Of #Depression, #Anxiety, #Suicide

CAROLYN JONES ALISON YIN FOR EDSOURCE While nearly all #students have faced #mentalhealthchallenges during the #pandemic, rates of #depression and #anxiety are higher among #Black #students. Nearly everyone has experienced a degree of #anxiety or #depression due to the #pandemic. But for young #Black people also confronting persistent #racism and ever-widening inequities, the current moment […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Duke Health Warns Of Sharp Increase In #SuicideAttempts Among #Children, Young #Adults

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Duke Health Warns Of Sharp Increase In #SuicideAttempts Among #Children, Young #Adults

By Rick Armstrong, WRAL photojournalist DURHAM, N.C. — #Pandemic fueled #anxiety, #selfharm and #suicide are now increasing among #American #children and #teens. The #AmericanAcademyofPediatrics has declared it a national emergency. Before the #pandemic in 2019, many #children and #adolescents were already at higher risk of #suicide, according to Duke Health #child and #adolescent #psychiatrist Nathan Copeland. […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Why Are More #Black #Americans Committing #Suicide?

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Why Are More #Black #Americans Committing #Suicide?

Maia Niguel Hoskin Contributor Providing provocative views on #racism, pop culture, and #mentalhealth. Two devastating losses marked the beginning of this year. The death of an attorney, former #MissUSA, activist, and entertainment news correspondent #CheslieKryst and up and coming musician and songwriter Ian King Jr. He was also Academy award-winning actress Regina King’s son. Both died by #suicide, and […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How #Social And #Political Issues Affect The #MentalHealth Of #LGBTQ #Youth

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How #Social And #Political Issues Affect The #MentalHealth Of #LGBTQ #Youth

New research from The #TrevorProject found that #social and #political issues can greatly impact the #mentalhealth and overall well-being of #LGBTQ #youth. #Racism, #homophobia, school safety, gun violence, and policies targeting the rights of #LGBTQ people were all named as distressing concerns for #LGBTQ #youth. Ongoing exposure to hostile rhetoric can lead an #LGBTQ young […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Male Life Expectancy Hit Hardest Due To #COVID

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Black #Male Life Expectancy Hit Hardest Due To #COVID

by Candice Marie Benbow #Black men’s loss of 3 years of life expectancy since the onset of the #pandemic is comparable to the average American’s loss of 2.9 years in #WorldWarII. According to research gathered from analyzing US death certificates, the #COVID-19 global #pandemic created the greatest shift in #American life expectancy since #WorldWarII. Becoming […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Lesson Of The Day: ‘Why Are More #Black #Kids Suicidal? A Search For Answers.’

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Lesson Of The Day: ‘Why Are More #Black #Kids Suicidal? A Search For Answers.’

In this lesson, #students will learn about the growing rates of self-harm among #Black #teenagers. Then, they will create their own emotional-wellness tool kit. By Nicole Daniels Note to #teachers: The featured article deals with #anxiety, #depression and #suicide in young people. Please read it and this lesson plan to make sure they are appropriate for your […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Expert Warns Of Rising #Suicide Rates Among #Black #Children

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Expert Warns Of Rising #Suicide Rates Among #Black #Children

For more than a decade, the #suicide rate has been increasing among #Black #children. Now, a new study says the greatest rise is among young #Black #girls. #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 – Why Are More #Black Kids Suicidal? A Search For Answers

JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Why Are More #Black Kids Suicidal? A Search For Answers

#Mentalhealthexperts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case. By Christina Caron Joe was 17 when he decided life wasn’t worth living. He was tired of the violence in his Boston neighborhood, where his older brother had spent more than a year recovering […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Teens And Anger

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Teens And Anger

How #parents can model healthy coping skills Rae Jacobson What You’ll Learn What causes teenage anger? How can #parents help angry #teens? When should you worry about an angry #teenager? #Adolescents are growing and changing. And the hormones that drive puberty can have a big impact on mood. When kids seem like they’re overreacting it’s […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #NAMI Calls For Addressing #MentalHealth: The Silent Epidemic Within The #Pandemic

Arlington, Va. — As the nation’s largest grassroots #mentalhealthorganization, the #NationalAllianceonMentalIllness (#NAMI) congratulates #PresidentJoeBiden and #VicePresidentKamalaHarris on their inauguration today. #NAMI looks forward to working with the new administration to build better lives for the millions of people in our country who are affected by #mentalillness. More people than ever are experiencing #anxiety and #depression for […]

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