Doctors Indicate Startling Rise In Child Suicide, Psychiatric Admissions Amid Ongoing Pandemic Measures

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Doctors Indicate Startling Rise In Child Suicide, Psychiatric Admissions Amid Ongoing Pandemic Measures

Doctors Indicate Startling Rise In Child Suicide, Psychiatric Admissions Amid Ongoing Pandemic Measures

Elizabeth Johnston with Activist Mommy reports:

With 2020 in the rearview mirror and ongoing pandemic restrictions ever-present ahead of us, people around the world are grappling with the pain of a “lost year” and wondering what comes next.

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Doctors are warning, however, that children are experiencing the brunt of that pain resulting from losing their way of life to lockdowns—something that has lead to a startling “international epidemic” of child suicide.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Dr. David Greenhorn, who works in the emergency department at England’s Bradford Royal Infirmary, said that the number of mental health crises he has seen, including suicide attempts, went from a couple per week before the pandemic to several per day.

“This is an international epidemic, and we are not recognizing it,” Greenhorn said. “In an 8-year-old’s life, a year is a really, really, really long time. They are fed up. They can’t see an end to it.”

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