The obsession on the part of the left-wing sectors to impose restrictions to “contain the spread of the CCP Virus” in the United States, has caused enormous changes in the routines of children and adolescents to develop, learn, and socialize with their peers. These changes have caused irreparable damage to millions of children, which records show have led to skyrocketing rates of mental illness.
Tens of millions of youth and children are attending school through some form of virtual learning. Many others, those without access to computers or the internet, have not even been able to continue their studies.
In addition, most extracurricular activities have been canceled and playgrounds, zoos, and other recreational spaces where children can usually interact with their peers have been closed.
Confinement and isolation
Confinement and isolation have become the new routine, where the greatest connection with the “outside” is usually through the media, which has the function of promoting fear of the disease, counting each new case, and each new death, based on dubious statistics created by agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) with known perverse intentions embodied in its globalist agenda.
A report published by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that the proportion of children arriving at emergency departments with mental health problems increased by 24% from mid-March to mid-October 2020. After that date, restrictions were increasing, so the rates are believed to have skyrocketed even further.
Among adolescents, that number in the same period reached 31%. Severe depressions and suicidal thoughts are the major cause of consultation.
At the same time, the protocols implemented by the hospitals to “prevent the contagion of the CCP Virus,” caused in many cases the impossibility of proper care in mental health care. While consultations for this type of issues increased, hospitals reduced the number of beds or directly closed psychiatric units completely.
Less help more problems
“It’s only a matter of time before a tsunami sort of reaches the shore of our service system, and it’s going to be overwhelmed with the mental health needs of kids,” said Jason Williams, a psychologist and director of operations of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “I think we’re just starting to see the tip of the iceberg, to be honest with you.”
As indicated, the pandemic caused by the CCP Virus appears to be aggravating and increasing cases of mental illness. A review of 80 studies found that forced isolation and loneliness among children correlates directly with an increased risk of depression.
The Trump administration has done everything in its power to limit the senselessness of some states that promote lockdowns to the point of banning movement on the streets after certain hours and keeping their economies virtually shut down for months.
Thoughts of suicide
Dr. Scott Atlas, President Trump’s medical adviser, was one of the fervent opponents of the government’s proposed lockdown measures to combat the CCP Virus.
“I don’t want to see the figure that one in four Americans, college students, 18 to 24 years old, thought about committing suicide in June because of the lockdown,” Atlas told Fox News early in the pandemic. He was right. According to CDC data, the group of 18- to 24-year-olds who thought about suicide during June this year was twice as many as last year.