Skip to comments.California Doctor Calls For End To Lockdowns Over Rising Suicides
Posted on 05/22/2020 10:16:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
California doctors warn a surge in suicides is outspacing deaths from coronavirus as pandemic lockdowns take a far greater toll on American life than the virus itself.
Dr. Mike deBoisblank who serves as the head of the trauma department at John Muir Medical Center in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay told ABC 7 his hospital has seen a “year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”
“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” deBoisblank said, pointing at the state’s stay-home orders as the primary culprit for the spike in crises.
Now the California doctor is calling for an end to the lockdowns destroying the nation’s psyche.
“Personally, I think it’s time,” said deBoisblank. “I think originally, this (the shelter-in-place order) was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients. We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering.”
Kasey Hansen is a trauma nurse who has worked at the John Muir Medical Center for 33 years and echoed deBoisblank’s concerns.
“What I have seen recently, I have never seen before,” Hansen told ABC 7. “I have never seen so much intentional injury.”
Hansen and deBoisblank both said they were seeing most suicide deaths occur in young adults, adding that they are worried this trend will likely continue as the stress of isolation and job loss under pandemic lockdowns will contribute to seemingly unbearable anxiety.
The national suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255. More resources are here.
Even as states begin to reopen, life remains far from normal, and reopenings have still kept thousands of businesses closed and put millions of Americans out of work each week.
The mental health non-profit, Well Being Trust, estimates that upwards of 75,000 will ultimately succumb to the pandemic not through the virus but through deaths of despair by suicide and substance abuse. Last week, addiction expert Tim Ryan told The Federalist that relapses and drug overdoses as “through the roof” as Americans cling to numbing vices to cope.
There are online groups for substance abuse recovery. Find resources here, here and here. Heres what to do if someone you know is suicidal.
As state and local lockdowns continue to take their crushing toll on the economy, the nation’s sanity already on the brink of collapse has begun to deteriorate under the uncertainty the pandemic presents. Extreme isolation, financial devastation, and the constant goalpost moving for a return to a semblance of normalcy have created for the perfect storm for the pandemic to exacerbate an existing mental health crisis.
Allysen Efferson, a therapist in East Tennessee told The Federalist that ending the lockdowns and allowing people to reclaim their meaning and dignity through work is one of the best first steps to rejuvenating the nation’s spirits.
“Getting Americans back to work is a way in which we can address the mental illness portion of this if not directly than indirectly,” Efferson said. “We know that in a job, people find purpose. There’s dignity in being able to provide for yourself and your family. Continuing to keep people in lockdown for the vast majority of us takes away our primary source of well-being: our job.”
I have an elderly neighbor on a fixed income who predicted this weeks ago.
We’ve read of TWO allegedly high name recognition murder-sucide (attempts. One was only 50% successful).
Big Media apparently couldn’t keep THOSE out of the news, but only briefly reported on them, with no conclusions.
I think only the public nature of this one made the news:
(There might have been another)
Perhaps this was the other one, bet there’s a lot more....
Newsom won’t be swayed by suicides. They’re just more numbers to add to the COVID-19 totals. Maybe if Newsom or someone close to him suddenly committed suicide (death by protestor?), maybe the left would wise up. Doubtful.
paging oh Danny boy.....
Easy prediction, actually. We are NOT in this together, but apart and alone. And our only “action” is to wait, interminably.
No one is keeping a tally of the other side for the ledger, i.e. those killed, maimed, hurt, by the over reaction.
Delays in health care for cancer and dialysis patients in some cases early on. Delays for heart attack patients. Suicide rates. Decrease in vaccinations... Then there was the impact by law and fire services in some cases. Essential services for the poor which all but completely fell away in many cases (try getting help from the VA, or the work force commission...).
There are two sides of an accounting ledger.
Each suicide is a mere broken eggs in the ultimate omelet.
D for Democrat
D for despair
D for Democrat
D for desperation
D for Democrat
D for debt
D for Democrat
D for desolation
D for Democrat
D for death
Dr. Mike deBoisblank who serves as the head of the trauma department at John Muir Medical Center in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay told ABC 7 his hospital has seen a years worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.
Weve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time, deBoisblank said, pointing at the states stay-home orders as the primary culprit for the spike in crises.
Well, those are obviously CCP-19 deaths.
But, not in the news?
Feature, not bug.
Opening churches and allowing them to administer the Sacraments helps with mental and spiritual health, too!!!!
And allow the faithful to receive pastoral care as well!
D is for destruction!!!!
P is for PHOOEY!!!!
The only thing assclown Newsom needs is for Babs to say he is doing great as she waddles around her Pacific pool.
Obviously, the spike in suicides is unrelated to the lockdown. Rather, it’s a function of Anthropogenic Climate Change./s That’s one church they’ll never close.
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