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Tag Archive | #Socialdistancing

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Toll From #Isolation Affecting Kids On Reentry

From suicidal crises to #mental fatigue, many U.S. kids are facing challenges navigating reentry after more than a year of living in a #pandemic By LINDSEY TANNER After two suicidal crises during #pandemic #isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale. Amara Bhatia has overcome her #pandemic frustrations but the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Opinion: We Have To Identify What’s Driving Increased #Anxiety, #Depression And #Suicide In #Children

I’ve worked as a child #psychiatrist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for the past decade. During that time, we’ve seen emergency visits for #behavioralhealth needs increase by a factor of 17. By BENJAMIN MAXWELL Maxwell, M.D., is medical director of inpatient psychiatry and interim director of #child and #adolescent psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. He […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MayIsMentalHealthAwarenessMonth

This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The #COVID-19 #pandemic forced us as Mississippians to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our #mentalhealth as a result.  In the face of an unparalleled situation that affected communities all around our […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Destigmatizing #Suicide Could Help Those In Need: #MentalHealthAdvocate

By Sam Thompson & Jawn Jang  Although Canadians have grown accustomed to being extra-cautious when it comes to physical health — through sanitizing our hands, wearing masks and #socialdistancing — the #mentalhealth aspects of the #COVID-19 #pandemic are often overlooked. Former NHL goaltender Corey Hirsch, who spent most of his career with the Vancouver Canucks, currently works […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic Takes Toll On #Young #Adults’ #MentalHealth, Studies Show

By HAYLEY YAMADA, JASMINE BROWN, and ED WIESE, ABC News (RICHLAND, Wa.) — Members of the Robbins family have gathered at the gravesite of Christian Robbins every day since the 16-year-old high school sophomore died by #suicide in April. His loss has weighed heavy on the family ever since. “He was goofy, he was funny,” […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Rates Hold Steady Amidst #Pandemic, Experts See Uptick In #MentalIllness

By Marek Mazurek South Bend Tribune Dr. Suhayl Nasr. Since the arrival of the #pandemic, including the stay-at-home orders and #socialdistancing guidelines, #anxiety and #depression have become more and more prevalent across the country, leading some experts to worry about a rise in suicides. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic Takes Toll On #Children’s #MentalHealth

LESLEY MCCLURG Eight-year-old twins Kenley (left) and Anakin Gupta have struggled with #loneliness during the #pandemic, but the #isolation has been much more acute for Kenley. As a toddler, Kenley Gupta stopped speaking after her mom died. Over the years, she recovered from the #anxietydisorder, called mutism, but in March the 8-year-old went silent again. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Kids Struggle With #MentalIllness. Learn To Spot The Signs

By BARBARA BLAKE and ERIC PETERSON Growing up is not easy. Many researchers, however, identify #adolescence as a particularly tough period for #children. Tweens and #teens can be bombarded with concerns such as family and school pressures, substance abuse and cyberbullying. A 2019 Pew study found that 70% of teenagers thought #anxiety and #depression were major problems among […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctors Say #Suicides Among #Children Are Up Due To #Coronavirus #Pandemic

Some signs of #suicide include a drastic change in mood, loss of interests, or reckless behavior. Author: Lexi Wilson CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-area #doctors have a warning about an alarming rise in the number of #children trying to harm themselves. Some kids are back in school with new #socialdistancing guidelines while others are still learning remotely. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Experts Say #Loneliness From Distancing Is Leading To #Suicide

By Emmeline Ivy BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – #Mentalhealth experts say #loneliness is on the rise as #socialdistancing becomes the norm. Experts say that feeling lonely, we can feel like there’s no one to talk to about our mental state. They say we are social beings and need interaction to keep our minds sharp, happy and healthy. […]

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