Lockdown causes a climate of fear

“….. since the outbreak of the pandemic rates of depression have doubled from one in 10 to one in five. Among the most badly hit have been those aged 16 to 39, a group that has reported a 30 per cent rise in depressive symptoms. A paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggested that 18 per cent of UK adults reported having suicidal thoughts in the first months of lockdown. Meanwhile, in June the Institute for Alcohol Studies reported that almost a third of people had been drinking more.” Added to this must be the recent report that there has been a 20% increase in babies being killed or harmed since lockdown first began.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/06/the-climate-of-fear-is-crippling-our-mental-health

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-54827702

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