Tag Archive | #VeteransCrisisLine

#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 – 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 […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #Veteran #Suicides Increase Despite Host Of Prevention, #MentalHealth Efforts

By: Leo Shane III    #Veterans #suicides rose in 2017 despite concerted efforts in recent years from federal officials and lawmakers to address #mentalhealth and emergency intervention services within the military community. #VeteransAffairs officials noted in a new analysis released Friday that because of a data delay, their report does not take into effect any new initiatives put in place […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – If We Want To Address The Crisis of #Veteran #Suicide, We Must Acknowledge Its History

BY SIMON HAROLD WALKER In 2018, 33-year-old American Marine veteran Justin Miller died by suicide in the parking lot of the very organization he had turned to for help. After four days in the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital, Miller had been released and immediately took his own life. Between October 2017 and November 2018, 18 additional […]

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