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#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Worsens, #Suicides Spike As #Pandemic Drags On

By Katey Hearth USA (MNN) — A new report confirms what experts warned all along – the #COVID-19 #pandemic is creating a serious mental health crisis. The #pandemic is “a significant source of #stress” for 80-percent of U.S. #adults, the #AmericanPsychologicalAssociation found. One-in-five say their #mentalhealth is worse than it was at this time last year. “The thing […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Rates Rise In #Japan Among #Women And #Youth As A Result Of The #Pandemic

According to government data, the number of suicides in August increased by 15.4 per cent to 1,854. Despite a lower rate, the number of women who commit #suicide has increased by about 40 per cent. The number of students, from elementary to high school, taking their own lives has more than doubled compared to the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthScreenings Can Help Prevent #Suicide During #COVID-19 #Pandemic

The National Center for Health Statistics reports in August, Hawaii had the second highest rate for #depression and #anxiety in the country at 40 percent, just behind Nevada with 40.4 percent.  The #coronavirus pandemic is like no other crisis Kristina Lum has seen before. “This #pandemic is affecting all aspects of life, whether it’s economic, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Now’s The Time To Have A Difficult Talk About #Physician #Suicide

Susan R. Bailey, MD As #physicians, we are well-conditioned to deliver difficult truths to our patients whenever the situation demands it. We are not as comfortable accepting such truths about ourselves, even when we know that #physicians can suffer from the same physical and emotional ailments that affect our patients—including #depression and #suicide. The third […]

#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 – Act On Early Signs Of #MentalIllness

By Arthur Stockwell Most #mentalillnesses are treatable and people who have them can live full, productive and independent lives. Why then are more than 50% of people who have #mentalillness not receiving any treatment or medication?   In addition to the illness, these individuals have a significantly higher risk of being incarcerated, having an addiction, living […]

#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 – Why Is The #UnitedStates #Suicide Rate So High?

By Robert Dillard  #Suicide is a significant and often unaddressed public health problem in #America – and it is  getting worse. It currently stands as the tenth leading cause of death in the #UnitedStates, with 48,344 instances reported in 2018 according to the #U.S.CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention (#CDC). That number is up from 47,173 reported the year before. Alarmingly, the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide, The Epidemic We Are Overlooking

Do not blame or shame someone for thinking of #suicide, or call it a selfish act. It undermines the struggle the person is going through. Written By Pooja Saraff Societal and global issues can wear down on us and affect our #mental and physical health. It is hard to believe when we lose someone to #suicide, especially […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 and #MentalHealth: Suicidal Tendencies and Self-Harm On The Rise

An online survey conducted in May interviewed 159 #mentalhealthprofessionals, most of whom reported an increase in the number of people who expressed a death wish or #suicidalideation. Joel P. Joseph The number of people contemplating #suicide and doing self-harm has risen, an online survey revealed. The #SuicidePrevention India Foundation (SPIF) conducted the study, in May, where they […]

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