The mental impact of isolation is happening in the all age groups. I can hear it in peoples voices as I interact with them. It is very difficult for the elderly also.This is far from shocking, but that doesn't make it any less sad... I know folks love making fun of Alabama's education system, and it's far from where it needs to be, but I'm very thankful that (in my hamlet at least), they have kept the schools open this year.
Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.www.nytimes.com