According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the month of June 2020, one in four young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 “seriously considered” suicide. CDC blamed COVID related stresses for the problem. The Blaze reports: In a survey of 5,412 adults conducted June 24-30, 25.5% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 reported “having seriously considered suicide in the 30 days before completing the survey,” the agency reported. To compare, that is more than double the percentage of adults overall who reported suicidal ideations during the time period, at 10.7%. The CDC found that young adults were hit harder in other mental health areas, including “symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, COVID-19-related [trauma- and stressor-related disorder] TSRD, initiation of or increase in substance use to cope with COVID-19-associated stress,” noting that “prevalence decreased progressively with age.” READ: CDC: Over 1 in 4 young adults contemplated suicide in June amid COVID-19 Though CDC likes to blame the stresses related to the Covid-19 pandemic for the increase, …
It is time to end the lock down, that probably should never have been instituted in the first place. Many have warned of the suicide crisis that is happening because of the lock down with many suggesting there will be more deaths from suicides than the coronavirus.
According to a report in the April edition of JAMA Psychiatry, the stay-at-home and social distancing orders mandated by governments are having an adverse effect on people’s mental health. People are social beings and the reduction in human contact has “the potential for adverse outcomes on suicide risk is high.”
According to a study by Well Being Trust (WBT), an estimated 75,000 people will die as a direct result of the Coronavirus lockdown. The study describes them as “deaths of despair.”