Tag Archive | #RuralCommunities

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Is It #ADHD Or #Trauma

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Is It #ADHD Or #Trauma

Why the symptoms are often confused, and how to avoid a misdiagnosis Caroline Miller What You’ll Learn Why are symptoms of #ADHD and #trauma often confused? How can you tell whether #behavior and attention issues are #ADHD or #trauma? What is the best treatment for #PTSD in #children? Quick Read Full Article Signs of #trauma […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Program Focuses On #Officers’ #MentalHealth

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Program Focuses On #Officers’ #MentalHealth

By Marcia Moore mmoore@dailyitem.com Shamokin Dam Police Chief Timothy Bremigen is happy that his #officers will have a chance to go through #mentalhealthtraining through the Police Peer Support Program. Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Scott Rood, a Mount Pleasant Mills resident and a East Pennsboro #police sergeant who has served as a […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘It’s Life Or Death’: The #MentalHealthCrisis Among U.S. #Teens

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘It’s Life Or Death’: The #MentalHealthCrisis Among U.S. #Teens

Matt Richtel One evening last April, an anxious and free-spirited 13-year-old girl in suburban Minneapolis sprang furious from a chair in the living room and ran from the house — out a sliding door, across the patio, through the backyard and into the woods. Moments earlier, the girl’s mother, Linda, had stolen a look at […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Help A Friend In A #MentalHealthCrisis

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Help A Friend In A #MentalHealthCrisis

Rachel Sturtz Midway through the morning session of #MentalHealthFirstAid, a course at the #MentalHealth Center of Denver, my instructor asks me to turn to one of my tablemates, look them in the eye, and ask a simple question: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Not “hurting yourself,” because the semantics will work against you. “Killing […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Addressing The Lack Of Diversity In The #MentalHealth Field

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Addressing The Lack Of Diversity In The #MentalHealth Field

By Rebecca Kim Despite our nation’s growing diversity and the disproportionately higher rate at which #peopleofcolor (POC) experience adverse #mentalhealth outcomes and barriers to care, the #mentalhealth workforce is largely white. According to a report from the #AmericanPsychologicalAssociation, 86% of U.S. psychologists in 2015 were white, and in 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that close to 70% of […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Every 40 Seconds Someone Commits #Suicide; Here’s How One Can Help Contain The Silent Epidemic

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Every 40 Seconds Someone Commits #Suicide; Here’s How One Can Help Contain The Silent Epidemic

Studies reveal that #suicide is one of the second leading causes of death during the second and third decades of life. The same can partially be prevented by limiting accessibility to #suicide means Surjith Karthikeyan Le Suicidé, by Édouard Manet (1832-83); Buhrle Collection, Zurich, Switzerland. Wikimedia Commons #Suicide is a common phenomenon all over the […]

#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 […]

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