Mental health experts say suicide risk increases during stressful times like pandemic

Mental health experts say suicide risk increases during stressful times like pandemic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The COVID pandemic has taken a severe toll on mental health in northeast Indiana. Part of the younger population may have difficulty even more many, some considering suicide.

“When you think about what’s going on in our community here in Allen County and the surrounding communities, unfortunately our youth suicide rates are increasing,” said Alice Jordan-Miles, director of Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute at Purdue University in Fort Wayne.

She explains that the “feeling of hopelessness” among young people has increased with the pandemic.

“The number of calls to the national suicide prevention hotline and visits to various sites The mental health web across the country has grown exponentially, ”she said, further explaining that it’s the isolation that makes it worse. “They are not…

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