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Tag Archive | #Whites

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Impact Of The #COVID-19 #Pandemic On #Adolescent #MentalHealth

Tori Rodriguez Even before the #COVID-19 #pandemic began, concerning #mentalhealth trends and major treatment gaps were noted among #adolescents in the #UnitedStates. According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 13.3% of US #adolescents aged 12-17 experienced at least 1 episode of major depressive disorder in 2017, yet 60.1% […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #SuicideRisk Prediction Models Could Perpetuate #Racial Disparities

Two #suicide risk prediction models are less accurate for some #minority groups, which could exacerbate #ethnic and #racial disparities.  By Jessica Kent April 29, 2021 – #Suiciderisk prediction models that perform well in the general population may not be as accurate for #Black, #AmericanIndian, and #AlaskaNative people, potentially worsening #ethnic and #racial disparities. In a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – A Decreasing #Pandemic #Suicide Rate Doesn’t Tell The Full Story, Experts Say

BySarah Simon Key Takeaways Preliminary data note a decrease in the 2020 national #suicide rate, but do not provide information broken down by demographics. Experts say this data should be interpreted with caution, as the #pandemic’s #mental toll may not appear directly in the data. The #pandemic has led to more explicit conversations about #mentalhealth, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Pandemic Tied to Higher #Suicide Rate in #Blacks, Lowered Rate In #Whites: Study

 Denise Mann The #coronavirus #pandemic has exacerbated #racial divides in health care in numerous ways, and a new study reveals yet another: Suicides among #Black people doubled during #COVID-19 lockdowns, while suicides in #white individuals were cut in half during the same period. “In past pandemics, there has been noted rises in #suicide, and the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #PeopleOfColor face Significant Barriers To #MentalHealthServices

#Racism and #stigma make it harder for people of color to get services, and it’s gotten worse during the #coronavirus #pandemic. By Kristen Rogers, CNN Richelle Concepcion still remembers the name she was called after trying to stop a #White kid who was picking on younger peers on the swim team in high school. “Shut […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Data Shows Not Enough Attention Paid to #Suicide in #Black #Children

Written by Olivia Riggio In the last 10 years, suicides among #Black #children aged 5–11 have doubled, while the rate for #white #children of the same age has declined. The National CARES Mentoring Movement, a mentorship organization for #Black #children, and The #AssociationforBlackPsychologists released a report that outlines this crisis and most #physicians lack of awareness surrounding it. The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Black and #Hispanic #Americans’ #MentalHealth Impacted Disproportionately By #COVID-19

Emily Riemer Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. More than 35,000 #Black #Americans have died from #COVID-19 and people of color are infected 2.5 times more often than #white people. The toll isn’t just physical. The #mentalhealth impact is also significant. On the outside, Ivy Watts appeared to have it […]

An essay on the importance of interracial friendships

I’ve been saying for years that the only true way for people of other races to really build a true friendship, is to break bread together. My own personal motto has always been, “for a meal… I’ll be there!” And, in doing that, I’ve built dozens of true friendships through the years, especially with white […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Racial Discrimination Linked To #Suicide

by Laurie Fickman, In this age of #racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that #racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by #suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life. However, the ability to emotionally and psychologically reframe a transgression can mitigate its harmful […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘We’re Losing Our #Kids’: #Black #Youth #SuicideRate Rising Far Faster Than #or #Whites; #Coronavirus, #Police Violence Deepen Trauma

Jayne O’Donnell WASHINGTON – A decade after she tried to take her life as a college freshman, Victoria Waltz, a gifted #child who played the harp, is only beginning to understand how things got so bad. “It’s been a journey and a process from then to now,” said Waltz, now 28. “It was a slow build up over […]

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