334% SPIKE in Teen Self Harm Due to COVID 19 Restrictions
334% SPIKE in intentional self-harm for a virus that has a 99% survival rate. We are DESTROYING our youth’s mental health. The stats for Idaho are shocking and many may not even realize how much of a problem it is in our state!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Idaho is ranked as one of the states with one of the highest mortality rates due to suicide. This is incredibly sad. Idaho is ranked 46th according to the most recent data and is the 7th leading causes of death in the entire state.
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NO CHILDREN DIED from COVID in Emmett but there are reports that FOUR CHILDREN took their lives during the Emergency Lockdown.
Mental health offices are reporting an increase in the need for services for teens and are having to turn away families daily as there are not enough counselors to meet the need.
As early as last spring, psychologists were warning that even as children and teens were spared most of the physical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shuttering of schools, the lack of contact with friends and the loss of milestones like birthday parties, graduations and more would exact a heavy emotional and developmental price. Now, a year on, the numbers are in—and they’re in some ways worse than the experts feared.
In a new study by the nonprofit FAIR Health, investigators combed through a database of 32 billion U.S. health insurance claims—focusing on the two billion or so from 2019 to 2020—to calculate the numbers filed for health services in the pediatric age group, which they defined as ages 0 to 22. The researchers focused particularly on the emotionally turbulent years from 13 to 18, and to a somewhat lesser extent on claims filed by those ages 19 to 22.
In both groups, they found sharp spikes from pre-pandemic 2019 to 2020 in a range of psychological conditions including major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, self-harm, substance abuse, overdoses, OCD, ADHD, and tic disorders.
The harm we are causing our children living in this constant state of FEARMONGERING. The statistics don’t line up with the “necessity” of this emergency order. We need to give our children hope for a bright future.