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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘A Sad State Of Affairs’ For #MentalHealth In #America

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘A Sad State Of Affairs’ For #MentalHealth In #America

To the Editor: “We Surveyed 1,320 #Therapists Across the Nation. They’re Worried About #MentalHealth in the U.S.” (news article, Jan. 3): #Psychiatrists were not included in this Times survey, sent by Psychology Today to its professional members, but there were references to my field that illustrate a sad state of affairs. A quarter of those […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Taking #Teen #MentalHealth Seriously

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Taking #Teen #MentalHealth Seriously

BY SINA M. SAFAHIEH, M.D. Alarming headlines have filled the news this past week. First, there was a chilling exposé of a website that encourages #teenagers to take their own lives. Then Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri’s testimony before Congress failed to articulate safeguards for #teens’ #mentalhealth, despite research that links the #socialmedia site to #teen #depression, #anxiety and […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How The #Pandemic Made The #MentalHealthCrisis Worse For #Teens

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How The #Pandemic Made The #MentalHealthCrisis Worse For #Teens

Eloisa Ramos/Stocksy United Depressive and #anxiety symptoms in #youth doubled during the #pandemic, with 25 percent experiencing depressive symptoms and 20 percent experiencing #anxiety symptoms. Symptoms of #depression had already been rising in #teens in recent years. Data from early 2021 shows that emergency room visits in the U.S. for suspected #suicideattempts were 51 percent […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Recent #Suicides Show #MentalHealthIssues Can Strike Anyone, Anytime – SIU Expert Offers Helpful Information During #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Recent #Suicides Show #MentalHealthIssues Can Strike Anyone, Anytime – SIU Expert Offers Helpful Information During #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Ill. — Even those who seem to have it all – including star #athletes and #celebrities – can lose their lives to #depression and #mentalillnesses and as #MayisMentalHealthAwarenessMonth, a #SouthernIllinoisUniversity Carbondale health care official urges people to be aware, stay connected and seek help for themselves and others if needed. In […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Talking About #Anxiety And #Depression With Older Loved Ones Can Be Hard. Here’s How To Start.

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Talking About #Anxiety And #Depression With Older Loved Ones Can Be Hard. Here’s How To Start.

Amanda Pérez Pintado, USA TODAY The arrival of #COVID-19 brought a rise in #mentalhealth concerns and most #Americans say the country faces a crisis. Older #adults haven’t been exempt from the mental toll of the #pandemic, which has left them with increased rates of #depression. The #stigma surrounding #mentalillness has contributed to the perception that #depression is […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

The U.S. #suicide rate declined in 2020, but unequal shifts and the long-term impacts of the #COVID-19 #pandemic highlight how prevention is still key. By Steven Ross Johnson The nation’s overall #suicide rate fell by 3% from 2019 to 2020, even as research has highlighted the #pandemic’s #mentalhealth toll on #Americans.  The decline in the nation’s #suicide rate […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Despite #Pandemic-Era Drop, #Suicide Threat Remains

The U.S. #suicide rate declined in 2020, but unequal shifts and the long-term impacts of the #COVID-19 #pandemic highlight how prevention is still key. By Steven Ross Johnson The nation’s overall #suicide rate fell by 3% from 2019 to 2020, even as research has highlighted the #pandemic’s #mentalhealth toll on #Americans.  The decline in the nation’s #suicide rate […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – It’s OK Not To Be OK. Erasing #Stigma Of #MentalIllness Is A Big Step Toward Healing

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – It’s OK Not To Be OK. Erasing #Stigma Of #MentalIllness Is A Big Step Toward Healing

Chuck Ingoglia It’s no surprise the #pandemic has battered our collective well-being. But it might come as a surprise that the #pandemic has provided an opportunity to restore our #mental well-being. We now finally are engaged in a meaningful conversation about #mentalhealth and substance use challenges, and this change has helped reduce the #stigma surrounding […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Anxiety And #Depression: #Youth #MentalHealth Got Worse During The #Pandemic

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Anxiety And #Depression: #Youth #MentalHealth Got Worse During The #Pandemic

In Hawaii, #mentalhealthproviders say they’re only beginning to see the repercussions of forced #socialisolation and distance learning on young people. By Brittany Lyte Honolulu #psychiatrist Sonia Patel tells the story of a #teen who was confined to a college dorm room most hours of each day while classes were being taught remotely. He started vaping #marijuana […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Take Care Of Kids #MentalHealth During #Pandemic As #Suicide Rate Soars Among Them

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Take Care Of Kids #MentalHealth During #Pandemic As #Suicide Rate Soars Among Them

A total 11,396 #children died by #suicide in 2020 in #India according to NCRB data. There is an 18 percent rise from 9,613 such deaths in 2019 and 21 percent rise from 9,413 in 2018. Written By: Tahira Khan New Delhi: #COVID-19 #pandemic has also adversely affected the #mentalhealth of people across age groups. While #adults […]

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