California Sees Year’s Worth Suicide Attempts in 4 Weeks

A doctor from California has reported that they have seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in 4 weeks. He has called for lockdown to be lifted, pointing to the growing mental health crisis it is producing.

“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, head of trauma at John Muir Medical Center, told local station ABC7. “I mean, we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.” He added that he thinks “it’s time” to end the state lockdown.

He argues lockdown was to flatten the curve and ensure medical facilities are able to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. DeBloisblanc says this has been achieved, and people should now be allowed to return to some degree of normality.

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