Alaska Covid data shows sharp increase in youth suicides — “on our way to Alaska being ranked #1” – President of VOA Alaska

Julia Luey, president and CEO of VOA Alaska speaks with Mike Porcaro about Alaska’s mental health crisis caused by Covid procedures (though, she wouldn’t say specifically why when asked).

1:26:30 “…Covid just kind of hit the peddle to the metal. … Our call volume has increased 190%.”

“Data is starting to emerge now that highlights the crisis we have here in Alaska. One of the things that really shook my soul was the sharpest increase in suicide attempts was between the ages of 11 and 14 years old. … And we’re on our way to Alaska being ranked #1 in the country for youth suicide.”

Starts at approximately 1:25:40

The Mike Porcaro Show 11/16/22