Tag Archive | #VeteransAffairs

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Our View: #MentalHealth: Military #Suicides Show Need For Action

A troubling 15 percent increase in #suicide among members of the military should be a clarion call for action and to immediately increase resources to discover #mentalhealthproblems and treat them. A report from the Pentagon released Thursday showed rates of #suicide growth from 20% in active duty Army to 35% in the National Guard. Navy […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – New Research Reveals Full Extent Of #Veteran #Suicide Crisis As Royal Commission Begins Work

By Defense correspondent Andrew Greene More than 1,200 Australian Defence Force #veterans and serving personnel have died by #suicide in the past two decades — almost three times higher than the number previously reported. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Reasons For #Suicide Differ Between #Male And #Female #Veterans, Study Shows

ELIZABETH HOWE #Male and #female #veterans differ in a number of important ways — including the narratives reasons behind their #suicidalideation and attempts.  A recent study published in “Social Science & Medicine” honed in on what drives the #mentalhealthissues of #veterans based on gender and how those specific drives might be used to help make #mentalhealthtreatment […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To Recognize Warning Signs Of #Suicide

By WCAX News Team BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – How do you recognize when someone may be thinking of self-harm or #suicide? It’s a question we’re asking during #suicidepreventionmonth. According to the Vermont Department of Health, only a third of people who died by #suicide in Vermont reported a history of #mentalhealthtreatment. Because most people who take […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthExpert: #Suicide Is A Year-Round Problem But Can Be Prevented

It may be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but having that talk could save someone’s life by: Connor Kick (WKBN) – #SeptemberisNationalSuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth. As this month comes to a close, #healthcareprofessionals, therapists and many others are reminding people that #suicide is a year-round problem. Suicidal thoughts, much like #mentalhealthconditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicideAwareness Can Save Lives

Every year, we’re reminded that #SeptemberisSuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth and that the effort is particularly important in the military-rich areas of Hampton Roads and Virginia because of the appallingly high rate of #suicide among #veterans. This year, those reminders are more important than ever. So are calls for participation in this month’s #suicideawareness and prevention events. #Suicide rates […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Positive Steps For Your #MentalHealth

Treatment options for substance use concerns Many studies have shown a relationship, at times, between alcohol use and suicidal thoughts and/or #suicide attempts. Sometimes people wonder, “When is alcohol a problem?” Common signs that may suggest further consideration include: Drinking more or for longer than you intended. Family members or friends voice concerns about your […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – More U.S. #Veterans Have Committed #Suicide In The Last Decade Than Died In The #Vietnam War

By Marco Margaritoff Since 2008, more than 60,000 #U.S. #veterans have taken their own lives, with more than half of those deaths via firearms U.S. Department of Defense/Senior Airman Donald Hudson Veterans pay their respects at a #VeteransDay ceremony in Japan in 2017. 6,139 #veterans killed themselves that year. When #soldiers return home from war, they […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Suicide Has Been Deadlier Than Combat For The Military

The #Pentagon has made strides in helping those in need, but the rate of deaths is rising. By Carol Giacomo Struggling with #mental demons, Kayla Williams went to her bathroom and held a gun in her hand, contemplating #suicide. It was 2004, and she’d been home for only a few months after serving as an Army […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Has Been Deadlier Than Combat For The #Military

The Pentagon has made strides in helping those in need, but the rate of deaths is rising. By Carol Giacomo Ms. Giacomo is a member of the editorial board. Struggling with #mental demons, Kayla Williams went to her bathroom and held a gun in her hand, contemplating suicide. It was 2004, and she’d been home for […]

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