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Kid Suicides, Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge Worse than Coronavirus During Lockdowns

The following article, Kid Suicides, Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge Worse than Coronavirus During Lockdowns, was first published on Flag And Cross.

New research has found that kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns themselves.

Kids ended up dying of suicides and being hospitalized for mental health illnesses at a high rate, according to a new study.

Once again, we see that this “cure” was far worse than virus ever was, especially for young people.

Per Just the News:

Jeanne Noble, director of COVID response in the UCSF emergency department, is finishing an academic manuscript on the mental health toll on kids from lockdown policies. She shared a presentation on its major points with Just the News.

Suicides in the Golden State last year jumped by 24% for Californians under 18 but fell by 11% for adults, showing how children were uniquely affected by “profound social isolation and loss of essential social supports traditionally provided by in-person school,” the presentation says.

Children requiring emergency mental health services jumped last year in Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and children’s hospitalizations for eating disorders more than doubled at UCSF Children’s Hospital. In January, the latter’s emergency department (ED) at Mission Bay hit a record for “highest proportion of suicidal children in ER” at 21%.

The study authors charged that the CDC is bringing serious harm to children with its coronavirus policies.

Just the News added that kids are facing more than the virus. They are also facing an “atrophy” of the interpersonal skills because of masks and lost school time, and they are suffering great bouts of depression.

It is even harder on teens, especially those close to graduation, because they face a stymied start to college, or their careers. This also brings severe depression.

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