Tag Archive | #School

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Schools Stare Down #Teen #MentalHealth Crisis As They Prepare For Largely Virtual Year

By Elizabeth Hardison Pennsylvania #schools have retrofitted buildings and overhauled class schedules to protect public health this fall – but they’ve said less about how they’ll support their #students’ #mentalhealth, even though state and federal data show that #young people are increasingly contemplating #suicide and self harm.  #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Matters: When ‘Back To #School’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Back In #School’

Annie Lindgren Annie Lindgren Poudre School District (PSD) #students went ‘Back to School’ on August 24, 2020, though they will be learning remotely rather than attending in person. #School administration, #teachers, and #parents have all had difficult decisions to make over the past month in preparation. Everyone is experiencing a #school year like never before. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – We Can All Do Something To Prevent #Suicide

By: Guest Opinion Each September during #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth, I reflect on the progress Arizona has made in addressing a critical public health issue. On average, 1,400 Arizonans die by #suicide each year, a number that has wide-reaching consequences for families and our larger communities. These deaths are preventable. I’m heartened, however, by new momentum, energy, and funding […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Teen #SuicideRisk During The #Pandemic

The #teenager had spent most of her time in her room during the summer. With the #pandemic in full swing, she had not been able to see her friends in-person and her family did not go on any vacations. She spent most of her time scrolling through her #socialmedia feeds and binge watching shows. Recently, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Covid-19 #School Closings Linked To Increase In #Depression And #Suicide, Study Finds

By Jen Christensen, #CNN An empty classroom in a junior high #school on April 17, 2020 in Jingxian County, Anhui Province of #China. #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. Getting men to speak up […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Back To #School Is Not Back To Normal And #COVID-19 Can Take #MentalHealth Toll On #Kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Parents across Central Ohio are concerned about the toll the #pandemic is taking on their #children. Some districts are still grappling with whether to bring #kids back to #school in-person or remotely. Cara Stefanko has two daughters in the Olentangy School District. She’s advocating for #students to be allowed to come back to […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Parents Anxious About The #MentalHealth Affects Of Remote Learning

#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. Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘We’re Losing Our #Kids’: #Black #Youth #SuicideRate Rising Far Faster Than #or #Whites; #Coronavirus, #Police Violence Deepen Trauma

Jayne O’Donnell WASHINGTON – A decade after she tried to take her life as a college freshman, Victoria Waltz, a gifted #child who played the harp, is only beginning to understand how things got so bad. “It’s been a journey and a process from then to now,” said Waltz, now 28. “It was a slow build up over […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Opinion: The Tragic Consequences of #School Closures for #Students’ #MentalHealth

By Mark Powell #School closures were intended to keep students safe during the #COVID-19 #pandemic, but for many #students this has ushered in a different set of dangers: #anxiety, #depression and other serious #mentalhealthconditions that negatively affect students and their families. The data speaks for itself: there have been no reported #COVID-19 related deaths in […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Parent’s Playbook: Minding Your #MentalHealth As #Schools Open

For this edition of Parent’s Playbook, we’re talking #mentalhealth and ways to stay balanced during a chaotic time in our nation’s history. The pandemic could cause #stress in students, so how can parents and their kids keep their #mentalhealth in check? 16 News Now spoke with a therapist on Friday to learn more. A good […]

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