ZeroHedge: “We’ve Never Seen Numbers Like This” – Trauma Doc Sees Post-Lockdown Suicide Wave Starting
A California trauma doctor claims more people have tried to kill themselves in the past four weeks of lockdown than in a normal YEAR, and says deaths by suicide have far outstripped the coronavirus toll
California has seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the space of four weeks during coronavirus lockdown, according to a trauma doctor.
Medical professionals at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California have revealed their experiences in the hospital’s trauma center after mental health took a nosedive amid lockdown.
Dr Mike deBoisblank told ABC 7 News [May 21, 2020]: ‘We’ve never seen number like this, in such a short period of time. I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.’
His colleague, nurse Kacey Hansen, has worked at the medical center for 33 years and has never seen so much ‘intentional injury’.
‘They intend to die. Sometimes, people will make what we call a “gesture”. It’s a cry for help,’ she added.
A study published in early May found at least 75,000 deaths could be brought on by anxiety and addiction to drugs and alcohol during the lockdown.
Another study by Just Facts input a broad range of data showing stress is one of the deadliest health hazards in the world. It claimed the coronavirus lockdown will destroy seven times more years of human life than strict lockdown can save.
It comes after more than 500 doctors signed a letter to President Donald Trump calling the state coronavirus lockdowns a ‘mass casualty event’ which were causing ‘millions of casualties’ from alcoholism, homelessness, suicide and other causes. …
The letter states that calls to the suicide hotline have increased 600 per cent, liquor sales have increased 300 to 600 per cent and cigarette sales have also increased.
The letter continues: ‘The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse. …
‘Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events, and the effect on a person’s health is not lessened because it also has happened to 30 million other people.
‘Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come.’