Tag Archive | Teenager

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The Soaring Rate of #Suicide by Young People

Readers offer their analysis of why they are despondent and how best to help them. To the Editor: Re “Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves?,” by Richard A. Friedman While I appreciate Dr. Friedman’s effort to call attention to the epidemic of suicide among young people in this country, I can’t help but be frustrated […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The #MentalHealth Crisis Among #Teens

The first signs of a problem started to emerge around 2014: More young people said they felt overwhelmed and depressed in national surveys. College counseling centers reported sharp increases in the number of students seeking treatment for #mentalhealthissues. At the same time, some researchers called the concerns overblown and claimed there simply wasn’t enough good […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Teens Are Struggling With #MentalHealth, #Suicide. We Need To Find Out Why.

Twin reports confirm the problem, highlight need for action, understanding.  By Editorial Board Star Tribune “I’d like to get your take on this.” That respectful conversation starter with the adolescents and young adults in your family ought to be on your personal agenda soon after the release of two sets of data offering a frightening glimpse […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – U Matter #SuicidePrevention Helps #Teens In Crisis

By Amy Lange FOX 2 – “I’m currently 900 days clean from self-harm,” said Jenna Friedman, a U Matter teen board member. And now Friedman, 18, is helping others stay safe, stay healthy, and stay alive. All are well-aware that #suicide is the second leading cause of death for #teens – so many of whom are also struggling […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – What #Teens Think about #Depression and #Suicide

#Teen chats reveal lack of connection and #loneliness are what contributes to #mentalillness and #suicide, despite #socialmedia By  Andrea Berryman Childreth, #MentalHealth Advocate and Parent Coach at The Lemonade Project/On The Edge: Help and hope for parenting children with #mentalillness. On a chilly evening, 15 teenagers sat in a circle in a cozy living room, a little #anxious […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black Kids And #Suicide: Why Are Rates So High, And So Ignored?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Rheeda Walker, University of Houston #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 […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Suicide, #Teens, And #Men: #MentalIllness Does Not Discriminate

#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 – #Teen #Football Star #BryceGowdy Faced Struggles Before His #Suicide, Family Says

By BROOKE BAITINGER,  The mother of Bryce Gowdy, one of Deerfield Beach High’s star football players, grieved the loss of her son in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday. Bryce Gowdy, a #teen football star about to go off to Georgia Tech on a full ride, had no place to go with his family and checked […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – What #Teens Think about #Depression and #Suicide

#Teen chats reveal lack of connection and loneliness are what contributes to #mentalillness and #suicide, despite #socialmedia By Andrea Berryman Childreth, #MentalHealthAdvocate and Parent Coach at The Lemonade Project/On The Edge: Help and hope for parenting children with mental illness. On a chilly evening, 15 teenagers sat in a circle in a cozy living room, a little anxious and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Key Facts About #Teen #Depression / #Suicide

Almost 1 in 10 adolescents aged 12 to 17 had a major depressive episode in the last year. In 2017, an estimated 2.3 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode with severe impairment. This number represented 9.4% of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17. – National Institute […]

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