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  1. Trampler on March 12, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Here’s another idea for a sign or at least a talking point, particularly with women and parents with children. The lockdowns have has a way worse effect on children and teen-agers than covid. Mental health claims and self-harm incidents are way up.

    This article is a bit milqetoast, but you’ll get some good stats in there:

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    “Claims for overdose among teens rose 95% in March and 119% in April of 2020 versus those months in 2019, and substance use increased 65% and 63%, respectively. Those trends are consistent with recent CDC reporting that found the highest number of U.S. overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period (over 81,000) for the 12 months ending May 2020. Overdose deaths were already increasing before the pandemic, but the rate certainly accelerated.”

    Also, the cases of self-harm:
    “Looking at specific categories of mental health claims, the report showed a huge jump in intentional self-harm claims as a percentage of all medical claims, rising 91% in March and nearly doubling in April of 2020 compared with the year prior.”

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