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The cost of quarantine in California: A year’s worth of suicide attempts in four weeks

Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, head of the trauma at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek near San Francisco, said the loss of more than 37 million jobs across the country amid state shutdowns of businesses deemed “nonessential” and lengthy lockdowns have affected mental health.

“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks,” deBoisblanc told ABC-7.

DeBoisblanc said the lockdowns and quarantines must end.

“Personally I think it’s time”, deBoisblanc said.

“I think, originally, this [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.”

Executive Director Tom Tamura says that people who are struggling need to seek help.

“I think people have found themselves disconnected from the normal supportive networks that they have, churches and schools and book clubs, you name it”, Tamura said.

“And that, coupled with the closure of some counseling services, people were maybe in a little bit of shock.They were trying to weather the storm a bit but as that isolation has grown people have come to realize this isn’t a sprint it is marathon.”

Source: The Gateway Pundit

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