The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that the U.S. saw its first increase in suicides in 2021 after a two-year decline, and researchers believe that COVID-19 guidelines and lockdowns played a role in the increase.
The total rate increased to 14.2 suicides per 100,000 people, which is closing in on numbers not seen since 2018’s peak.
Dr. Sean Joe, a professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, told The New York Times that it seems that the population most impacted by the virus saw the biggest jump in suicides, especially among the young.
“People couldn’t bury people the way they needed to bury them,” he said. “They couldn’t grieve in the same way. You couldn’t gather in the same way, to cope with those losses. So there’s a lot of unattended-to grief as well.”
Black people saw one of the most dramatic increases in suicides. There was a 19.2 percent increase in that community, up to 8.7 people per 100,000. Of those, young people aged 10 to 24 saw a 36.6 percent increase, from 8.2 to 11.2 out of 100,000, according to the paper.
“We tend to lose older generations of whites when it comes to suicide, but among people of color, it’s always the young, not out of the fourth, third, or even approaching the fifth decade of life,” Joe said.
Non-Hispanic white people are the only group that saw a significant decline in their age-adjusted suicide rate, from 18.1 to 17.4 per 100,000.
The report’s authors wrote, “Suicide is a complex problem related to multiple risk factors such as relationship, job or school, and financial problems, as well as mental illness, substance use, social isolation, historical trauma, barriers to health care, and easy access to lethal means of suicide among persons at risk.”
TRENDPOST: Gerald Celente has long said: “When people lose everything, they lose it.”
The mainstream media Presstitues continually blame “the pandemic” for destroying the human spirit and sending millions around the world to the brink. But it was not the pandemic, but rather the politicians who locked down the world. Churches, gyms, schools, universities, and small businesses were locked down. Big box chains and liquor stores remained open.
The evidence always showed that COVID-19 was dangerous only to those with comorbidities or old age. (See “COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS LEFT CHILDREN BRAIN DAMAGED, NEW STUDY SUGGESTS” 6 Dec 2022 and “AS FORECAST: U.S. SCHOOL CHILDREN GETTING DUMBER AFTER COVID LOCKDOWNS” 25 Oct 2022.)
When politicians launched the COVID War in March 2020, we had forecast it would destroy the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions… far more than the virus would kill. At the height of the lockdowns, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) published the article titled, “Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn.”
The article notes:
“The damage we’re inflicting on children is too devastating to be waved away in the name of public health—it’s quickly becoming an emergency in its own right.”
TRENDPOST: Beyond forecasting the devastating effects of the made-up, lacking-scientific-data rules imposed upon societies by the lockdowns, The Trends Journal has been detailing the failures of extended lockdowns.
Here are a few examples:
And going back to 14 April of last year, in our article “SHUT DOWNS & SHUT INS,” we wrote:
“Taking advantage of successful fear campaigns, political leaders continued to shut down economies and shut in their citizens based on their individual temperament rather than hard data.”