Tag Archive | #RuralCommunities

#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 – Struggling With #MentalHealth – #Farmers Among Those Most Likely To Die By #Suicide

by: Kaisha Batman FORD COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A recent study by the #CDC found that over the past two decades, #suicide rates across the #UnitedStates have increased by 40%. Part of the population hit hardest, live in rural areas. The #CDC reports that #suicide rates in #ruralcounties are 1.7 times the rate of those in urban counties, raising concern […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Help Those Who Feed Us

 THE EDITORIAL BOARD The #financial struggles of #American #farmers are well-known, and the #stress of making a living as a #farmer in the #UnitedStates and Ohio are taking a toll in lives. #Suicide and #mentalhealthtroubles are epidemic among #farmers and in #ruralcommunities generally. The Ohio Farm Bureau has made #farm #stress a top-priority issue for […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Study Links #Pandemic, Civil Unrest To Increases In #MentalHealthIssues

James Neal      ENID, Okla. — A recently released study shows #mentalhealthdisorders are rising due to the #coronavirus #pandemic and ongoing unrest in #America, and Oklahoma now ranks 14th for the most #mentalhealthdisorders in the country. The study, #MentalHealth Incidents in 2020 by State, released by PSYDPrograms.org, is based on data from the nonprofit #MentalHealth America […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Rural #MentalHealth

In northern Minnesota, “#rural” means more than just #farmers. A Duluth-based program to address #mentalhealth needs across the region is designed with #farmers and others in the #rural workforce in mind. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Isolated And Under Pressure: #Farmer #Suicide Deaths Alarm #RuralCommunities

Julie Henneman, wearing her son Keith’s jacket, and Phil Henneman, wearing one of Keith’s hats, remember their son, who took his own life in 2006 after taking over the farm in the 1990s and raising dairy cattle. The farm is near Boscobel, Wis., a farming area rich in dairy farms. In the mid-2000s, Keith’s heifers […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Everything You Need to Know Before You Sign Up For Online Therapy Amid The Novel #Coronavirus Outbreak

By SAMANTHA BRODSKY Due to the implementation of #socialdistancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders across the US, nonessential businesses have closed their doors — and that includes private practices run by therapists. At a time when being isolated and the novel #coronavirus #pandemic itself can both cause #anxiety and #stress, not being able to go to scheduled face-to-face therapy appointments is a problem, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Seeds of Despair

More than 450 #farmers killed themselves across nine Midwestern states from 2014 to 2018. Meanwhile, calls to Farm Aid’s crisis hotline soar Katie Wedell, Lucille Sherman and Sky Chadde One by one, the three men from the same close-knit community took their own lives. Their deaths spanned a two-year stretch starting in mid-2015 and shook […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A #MentalHealth Epidemic: #Suicide On The Rise In #RuralCommunities

by Lexie Petrovic Dr. Angeline Stanislaus with the Missouri Department of Mental Health explains the increasing #suicide rates specifically in rural areas. She also shared resources available for those who may be struggling. CUBA — Before the crack of dawn, you can find Jason Medows on his more than 700-acre farm. Between his morning and evening tasks, […]

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