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Jun 11 2021

Covid Brings Youth Mental Health Crisis to a Head

For whatever reason, Big Government wants teenagers to get the jab, regardless of whether this makes any medical sense. To advance this objective, the politicized CDC released a report last week presenting a cherry-picked slice of data to support the false claim that adolescent hospitalizations from Covid are rising, when actually they have fallen steeply. In contrast, a mental health crisis among adolescents, driven by overreaction to Covid, is spinning out of control, as a pair of doctors reveal in the Wall Street Journal:

[W]hile the CDC oversold the teen Covid narrative, it failed to emphasize the most troubling aspect of its study: 20% of teen hospitalizations in the study between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021, were for psychiatric emergencies, not Covid.

Lockdowns have exacerbated eating disorders. Availability of elective mental health visits has been limited, as has counseling provided through schools shut down by teachers’ unions. Meanwhile,

Data from Children’s Hospital of Oakland show a 66% increase in 10- to 17-year-olds screening positive for active or recent suicidal ideation in its emergency department between March and October 2020.

The proportion of children seeking emergency mental-health services who required immediate hospitalization, including for eating disorders, rose 75% in 2020 compared with 2019.

A spokesman for the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California gasped in May 2020 that his institution had seen “a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”

CDC data also show a rise in the proportion of mental-health-related emergency-department visits for children in 2020 compared with 2019: 5- to 11-year-olds saw a 24% increase, and 12- to 17-year-olds a 31% increase. The Children’s Hospital Association reported a nearly 20% rise in admissions for suicide attempts and a more than 40% increase in admissions for children with disruptive behavior disorders.

In late May, Colorado Children’s Hospital issued a press release declaring a “state of emergency” due to demands for pediatric mental-health services, with mental-health emergency-department visits up 90% in 2021 compared with 2019. … Connecticut reported a similar surge.

Suicide by kids under 18 reportedly rose in California by 24% from 2019 to 2020, even as adult suicide declined by 11%. In contrast,

Of California’s 62,000 Covid deaths since the pandemic’s start, only 23 have been people under 18.

Covid is not a serious direct threat to youth, yet they are much more vulnerable to the psychiatric fallout caused by the hysteria of their elders.

Considering the current ascendancy of moonbattery, it is no surprise that teen suicide is on the rise. Adolescents are taught that they are inherently bad because of their race. Their heritage is depicted as shameful. They are told that the planet is doomed, and that their presence on it makes matters worse. They watch as elderly people like Biden and Pelosi flagrantly waste the nation’s wealth, leaving them to pay the bill as economic opportunity is crushed by inflation, debt, and ever-increasing regulation. They see the border deliberately left open, like the slit wrist of someone who has decided to end it all. The liberal ideology they are submersed in offers no redemption, no meaning, no hope, and no future.

The Covid lockdowns have brought moonbattery-induced despair to a head. Too bad there is no vaccine for that.

On a tip from Varla.


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