Tag Archive | #VeteransAffairs

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Copays For #Veterans #MentalHealthCare Would Be Waived Under New Rule

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Copays For #Veterans #MentalHealthCare Would Be Waived Under New Rule

By Leo Shane III The St. Louis VA Medical Center #VeteransAffairs officials want to drop copay expenses for #veterans facing #mentalhealthchallenges as a way to encourage more individuals to seek help when facing #suicidalthoughts. Department leaders on Wednesday published plans in the Federal Register to modify VA’s copayment rules, with the goal of reforming the policy in coming months. In a statement, VA […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Debunking Myths About #Suicide Helps Encourage Compassion And Understanding

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Debunking Myths About #Suicide Helps Encourage Compassion And Understanding

By Kristen Rogers, #CNN Myths about #suicide can exacerbate #stigma, preventing those affected from sharing their stories and getting help. If you or someone you know is struggling with #suicidalthoughts or #mentalhealthmatters, please call the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 988 or 800-273-8255 to connect with a trained #counselor, or visit the NSPL site. (CNN)Sometimes people who die by suicide […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – People Considering #Suicide Might Show Signs Early On. Here’s What To Watch For

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – People Considering #Suicide Might Show Signs Early On. Here’s What To Watch For

By Kristen Rogers, #CNN Extreme changes in mood can be one warning sign that someone is suicidal. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or #mentalhealthmatters, please call the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 800-273-8255 (or 988 beginning July 16, 2022) to connect with a trained #counselor or visit the NSPL site. (#CNN)#Suicide is a leading cause […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthStruggles, #Suicide High Among Servicemembers

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthStruggles, #Suicide High Among Servicemembers

#Veteran organizations say showing support for past and active #soldiers could help reduce the high number of #mentalhealthissues  Maddie McQueen LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – #MayisMentalHealthAwarenessmonth and Military Appreciation month, and the two have more in common than you may think. #Veterans organizations say more support for our servicemembers might help reduce an alarming #suicide rate. […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Half Of #Suicides Were By #Gun; #Suicides By All Methods Rose Sharply Among #Minority #Youth

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Half Of #Suicides Were By #Gun; #Suicides By All Methods Rose Sharply Among #Minority #Youth

By Micah Danney With #suicides, including those by #gun, the second-leading cause of death for 10- through 34-year-olds — and #suicides surging by 35% during 20 years ending in 2019 — it’s important to raise awareness that #suicides are preventable and that most of those survive an attempt do not try another. That’s according to the Convergence […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – OPINION: Considering The Epidemic Of #Suicide Among #Veterans

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – OPINION: Considering The Epidemic Of #Suicide Among #Veterans

By Marcel Gemme This #MemorialDay, one way to honor the memory of those who fought for our country is to bring attention to the struggles of our current #veterans. It’s not hard to imagine how #military duty can lead to #mentalhealthissues, but what many don’t realize or fully appreciate is the crisis that #veteran #suicides […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Survivors More Likely To Suffer From #MentalHealthProblems

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #COVID-19 Survivors More Likely To Suffer From #MentalHealthProblems

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. As the #COVID-19 #pandemic stretches into its third year, countless people have experienced varying degrees of uncertainty, #isolation and #mentalhealthchallenges. However, those who have had #COVID-19 have a significantly higher chance of experiencing #mentalhealthproblems, according to researchers at #WashingtonUniversity School of Medicine in St. Louis and the #VeteransAffairs St. Louis Health […]

#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 – Every #FirstResponder Deserves Solace

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Every #FirstResponder Deserves Solace

By Dawn Institute As a 23-year #veteran of a law enforcement agency, I have spent significant time reflecting on the #mentalhealth impact of serving as a #firstresponder. In my two decades of experience, I have gained an intimate understanding of the #mentalhealthchallenges that can arise from a high-#stress (and even traumatic) job. I’ve seen how, […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Felt Disillusioned And Abandoned:’ A #Seattle Medical Worker On Why #MentalHealthCare Is Needed In The Field

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – ‘I Felt Disillusioned And Abandoned:’ A #Seattle Medical Worker On Why #MentalHealthCare Is Needed In The Field

By  Andrick Schall #MentalHealth Perspectives guest columnist The #MentalHealthProject is a #SeattleTimes initiative focused on covering #mental and #behavioralhealth issues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a national organization focused on economic mobility for #children and families. The #SeattleTimes maintains editorial control over work produced by this team. Editor’s note: This story focuses on #suicide and […]

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