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California doctors say they've seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdowns
Washington Examiner ^ | Today | Andrew Mark Miller

Posted on 05/22/2020 3:59:37 AM PDT by cba123

Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.

“The numbers are unprecedented,” Dr. Mike deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 News about the increase of suicide deaths adding that he’s seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coronapanic; coronavirus; lockdowns; suicide; suicides
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Wow.
1 posted on 05/22/2020 3:59:37 AM PDT by cba123
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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/california-doctors-say-theyve-seen-more-deaths-from-suicide-than-coronavirus-since-lockdowns


2 posted on 05/22/2020 4:00:28 AM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: cba123

Were they wearing masks when they offed themselves?


3 posted on 05/22/2020 4:03:52 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: cba123

The Dems are offing themselves on the Left Coast?

Lemmings!


4 posted on 05/22/2020 4:05:50 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism:)
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To: HighSierra5

Gov. Whither will soon announce:

Those Michiganders who commit suicide will be summarily executed.


5 posted on 05/22/2020 4:06:54 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

“...Those Michiganders who commit suicide will be summarily executed...”

And be listed as Covid deaths.


6 posted on 05/22/2020 4:14:32 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: cba123

As Trump predicted...


7 posted on 05/22/2020 4:22:24 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (AOC the bartender would have had to work on the second floor at Miss Kitty’s saloon...)
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An easily predicted outcome here. No surprise at all. The numbers of suicides will also increase as this tyrannical shutdown drags on. I personally had a longtime middle aged friend who recently took her own life as she indicated in her suicide note of the shutdown and restrictions and resulting sufferings she saw she said in her note that she left for her family that she couldn't handle the pressure and misery of seeing so many of her friends and extended family hurt and harmed by this sordid affair.

So sad but not everyone can handle the despair and heartache as others can. Depression does indeed kill.

8 posted on 05/22/2020 4:24:27 AM PDT by Ron H. (Gab.com)
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I’m so sorry to read of your lost loved one to suicide. May God comfort you and her family.


9 posted on 05/22/2020 4:32:55 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: PeteB570

I recall an old Saturday Night Live skit, cop shoots a guy smoking pot and says, well, another drug related death.


10 posted on 05/22/2020 4:33:04 AM PDT by Jolla
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11 posted on 05/22/2020 4:39:31 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: .30Carbine

Thank you, I appreciate that very much. Guess I was just so shocked and both surprised. I never had a clue she was so depressed.


12 posted on 05/22/2020 4:43:07 AM PDT by Ron H. (Gab.com)
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To: cba123

So sad to hear about this, but it’s easily predictable this would result. Anyone who was already not in a great place could easily be pushed over the edge with the combination of fears about the virus, fears about the economy, the future, not having any control in their own lives, etc.

The next wave of deaths will be slower, but larger. Deaths tied to poverty are going to rise significantly over the next few years as all those people who were just getting by in the lower and middle class find themselves in a shattered economy. This thing has been terribly mismanaged at all levels of government and far too many decent regular folks are going to pay the price for that with their lives.


13 posted on 05/22/2020 5:05:58 AM PDT by 2aProtectsTheRest
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Alcohol sales are up 250% since February.

There are going to be a lot more alcoholics and problem drinkers in the US before this is over.


14 posted on 05/22/2020 5:06:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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Often even those closest to someone who commits suicide are left in total shock. Even those living with the victim may have no idea what’s about to come. So sorry to hear about this.


15 posted on 05/22/2020 5:10:49 AM PDT by 2aProtectsTheRest
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Alcohol sales are up 250% since February.

I bet divorces are way up as well. The repercussions from all of this will be enormous when it's all said and done.

16 posted on 05/22/2020 5:13:28 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: 2aProtectsTheRest

Perhaps that is why I’ve heard it said that depression is a silent killer. And yes those closest are often unaware I too have found. I personally wasn’t real close to this woman though I’ve known here for well over 20 years and had more of a professional business type relationship with her I thought very fondly of her and her husband who were both former successful business owners who had recently sold their thriving business and were laying plans for their retirement. May she RIP.


17 posted on 05/22/2020 5:28:27 AM PDT by Ron H. (Gab.com)
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To: Candor7

Are liberals suffering more suicides than conservatives?


18 posted on 05/22/2020 5:36:17 AM PDT by FreedBird
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Per the article:

Suicide has been an increasingly significant problem across the country as the coronavirus outbreak caused stay-at-home orders that led to unemployment and stress.

This is not a simple case of TDS or fear of a bug. There are millions of people who've lost jobs, businesses, loved ones, their lives....and the municipal response has been generally "well, I know we said we had to flatten the curve and all that, but we moved the goalposts and now it's 'zero cases or vaccine' so stay in your lane." People who defy this madness get ticketed or arrested.

I know its fashionable to say it is the weak who kill themselves, but amidst this lunacy I weep for those fallen fellow citizens. The despair is undoubtedly crushing. The least we can do for our fellow Americans is open up businesses, throw off these shackles, and recognize we will lose more lives - and the soul of the nation - to despair than we will to further infection. Requiescat in pace

19 posted on 05/22/2020 5:55:22 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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Very sad thing. I try not to judge those who commit suicide. Many times we’re talking about the mental state of someone who may have lost everything . Especially since these lockdowns are destroying lives


20 posted on 05/22/2020 6:12:45 AM PDT by bjcoop
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