Tag Archive | #SuicideEpidemic

#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 – #Teenage #Suicide And #MentalHealthAwareness

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Teenage #Suicide And #MentalHealthAwareness

anjunrama Data show that the number of #mentalhealth-related emergency visits for #adolescents aged 12 to 17 has increased by 31% since 2019. Toledo, Ohio — Beyond Healthcare has been in operation for only 7 months and is already treating 150 clients aged 6 to 17 years. CEO Lisa Richardson said she worked hard to build […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘One Size Fits All’ #SuicidePrevention Does Not Account For Ethnic Differences

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘One Size Fits All’ #SuicidePrevention Does Not Account For Ethnic Differences

#Suicideprevention efforts may need to account for #ethnicity because of variation across underrepresented groups, according to results of an observational cohort study published in Lancet Psychiatry. “Over the past 2 decades, we have seen the introduction of the national #suicideprevention strategy and major policy initiatives to improve #mentalhealthcare provision,” Isabelle M Hunt, PhD, of the Centre for #MentalHealth […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – We Studied #Suicide Notes To Learn About The Language Of Despair – And We’re Training AI Chatbots To Do The Same

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – We Studied #Suicide Notes To Learn About The Language Of Despair – And We’re Training AI Chatbots To Do The Same

While the art of conversation in machines is limited, there are improvements with every iteration. As machines are developed to navigate complex conversations, there will be technical and ethical challenges in how they detect and respond to sensitive human issues. Our work involves building chatbots for a range of uses in health care. Our system, […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘Daddy Isn’t Coming Back’: Surviving My Partner’s #Suicide

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘Daddy Isn’t Coming Back’: Surviving My Partner’s #Suicide

We need to talk about severe #mentalillness, and how to better fund its treatment, writes Manuela Saragosa Manuela Saragos When my partner Steve was sectioned under the #mentalhealth act in 2012, our #children found it easy to explain why their father was being kept in hospital. “Daddy’s brain isn’t working properly,” our seven-year-old son said. […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How A New Tool Could Reduce #Suicide Among #Teens

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How A New Tool Could Reduce #Suicide Among #Teens

Researchers from BYU, Johns Hopkins and Harvard have created a computer algorithm they say predicts with 91% accuracy which #youths have suicidal thoughts and #behaviors By Lois M. Collins@Loisco Suicides across the nation dropped very slightly during the #pandemic, after nearly 20 years of increases, according to federal data. Still, an astounding 46,000 #Americans across age […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Rewriting The Playbook: #Athletes And #MentalHealth

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Rewriting The Playbook: #Athletes And #MentalHealth

Spectrum News Special: Raising awareness around #athletes’ #mentalhealth By Spectrum News Staff Ohio After a tumultuous year during the #pandemic, people around the globe were excited to hear that the 2020 #Tokyo #Olympics would be held in the summer of 2021. But while much of focus had been on the #athletes returning to the world stage, another […]

  #JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – High Rate Of #Suicide Among Young, #AfricanAmerican #Boys, Data Shows

  #JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – High Rate Of #Suicide Among Young, #AfricanAmerican #Boys, Data Shows

By Erica Simon The latest studies show an uptick in suicides in this demographic. Now, advocates are hoping we can ban together and put an end to the silent suffering. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We all know life has taken a toll on #Americans in the last 20 months. But there is a group experts say […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Recruiting More #MentalHealthWorkers Won’t Stop #Suicides. Preventing #ChildAbuse And Neglect Will

Two major reports on #mentalhealth and #suicide released this week suggest two very different solutions to preventing suicides. One, from the House of Representatives Select Committee on #MentalHealth and #SuicidePrevention, recommends putting more resources into the #mentalhealth workforce. This includes recruiting and training more #healthprofessionals. This might sound commendable, but I argue the evidence shows this is unlikely […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – 9 Supportive Resources For People Having Suicidal Thoughts

By Alice Broster Accessing the support you need at a time like this is more important than ever. A recent study conducted by the University of Glasgow has found that #COVID-19 has had a “major impact” on #mentalhealth, with increased numbers of people experiencing suicidal thoughts. This was even more common among #young people. Here are […]

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