A report out of Italy reveals that there has been an alarming spike in suicide attempts not only among teens, but children as well, because of the lockdowns. Along with this, hospitals are also reporting a dramatic increase in incidents of self-harm, where children are purposefully cutting and burning themselves. Doctors are also reporting an alarming increase in mental health disorders and are laying the blame for these increases squarely on the lockdowns.
Under the “lockdown cure is worse than the virus it’s supposed to be fighting” file, a survey of psychiatrists in Britain by the Royal College of Psychiatrist revealed that the number of people reporting suicidal thoughts tripled during the first lockdown. They expressed concerns it could skyrocket during the second lockdown. The Daily Mail reports: Psychiatrists warned the UK is facing a ‘mental health pandemic’, claiming that NHS services are already ‘overflowing’ with hundreds of patients. And medics expect they will have to grapple with a further ‘tsunami’ of cases in the coming months, after the second lockdown was introduced. Rethink Mental Illness’ analysis found the number of people turning to its website for support with suicidal thoughts had tripled in the first six months of lockdown, rising to 232,271 by August, compared to 80,298 in the six months beforehand. Loneliness, unemployment and post-traumatic stress triggered by the nationwide shutdown have led to the surge, experts said. READ: Number of Britons seeking help for suicidal thoughts ‘has TRIPLED since the first lockdown’ as psychiatrists warn the …
According to a report released by Dane County in Wisconsin, the number of people under the age of 24 who committed suicide this year is nearly double the total number for all of last year. The county is reporting significant suicide ‘spikes’ in all age groups.
According to Robert Redfield, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides and overdoses are killing more youth in the US than COVID. And what is disturbing is that these death rates are increasing.