3 thoughts on “The Covid Response Impact on Young Adults, College Students

  1. The gentleman may be correct when he says the policy response to COVID precipitated a mental health crisis .

    Suicide rates increased 30% between 2000–2018, and declined in 2019 and 2020. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with 45,979 deaths in 2020. This is about one death every 11 minutes. The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2020, an estimated 12.2 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.

    Something needs to be done about this problem, especially as it impacts on our youth. Being connected to family and community support and having easy access to health care can decrease suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Colleges and universities should establish suicide prevention programs that also address the related problem of substance use.

    The importance of life needs to reinforced as a core value with all age groups.

    1. Thanks for your post, Fred. The problems related to the COVID lockdowns were acute for young adults because they are, by definition, in a transitional stage with numerous big life tasks to tackle. The way government responded to Covid messed them up. And then many of them had the vaccine forced on them when they didn’t need it, leading to more unnecessary deaths and disabilities.

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