There has been an overwhelming amount of news coverage about the CoVid-19 virus and the subsequent efforts to deal with the virus. Most of that news has talked about how bad the virus is, how good of the government to try to force us to do things (or not do things) “for our own good,” and how great Democrat politicians like Andrew Cuomo are for being “benevolent” dictators.
But the mainstream news media and leftist politicians like Cuomo steadfastly refuse to address the negative impact of their efforts unless they can somehow twist it into an occasional political jab at Donald Trump. One prominent example of this is the massive death toll among the elderly in the State of New York due to Cuomo’s policies. Horrible results by a leader who appears to be closer to Stalin in temperament than any idea of a good guy.
There’s another tragic statistic, though, that leftists like Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, Gavin Newsom, and their Federal government buddies won’t talk about either. Brett Cooper gives us the details of this awful situation:
Newly released data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a surge in self-harm and hospitalizations from poor mental health among teens in 2020.
Overall, the number of psychiatric-related hospital visits among young people increased 31 percent last year. For young women like Palmer, this number was far more grievous. Suspected suicide attempts in girls increased 50.6 percent, compared to a 3.7 percent increase in young men.
As the report concludes, the implications of lockdowns, such as “physical distancing; barriers to mental health treatment; increases in substance use; and anxiety about family health and economic problems” all particularly affected children, contributing to a widespread increase in suicidal thoughts.
A recent Wall Street Journal article completes the picture painted by the CDC by revealing that in California, teenage suicide increased 24 percent, leading to 134 deaths in 2020. In contrast, only 23 California minors died of COVID-19.
Specifically in Oakland, California, hospitals saw a 66 percent increase in teenagers screening positive for suicidal ideation between March and October of 2020.
In light of these alarming numbers, California public-health officials are finally beginning to speak out about this issue.
For over a year while mental illness and suicide skyrocketed, these same politicians and health experts continuously disregarded valid concerns over the dire implications of lockdowns.
It’s clear that though they were not generally at risk for coronavirus, young people, like Palmer, were a high suicide risk group, and government failed to pay attention.
Suicide rates among teen girls increased by over fifty percent.
But leftist governors and mayors want to continue to lockdown as long as they can (even though they routinely violate their own lockdown laws) in spite of the facts that show that, unless there are other health issues, non-elderly people have nearly no chance of dying from CoVid-19.
Sadly, unlike CoVid-19, suicide isn’t so “forgiving” of people who “catch it” due to the lockdowns, and it’s criminal to even consider continuing those lockdowns.