Over 25% of Young Adults Seriously Considered Suicide During Lockdowns
As states begin to reopen and businesses open their doors again to customers, researchers are starting to discover some interesting and horrifying data about the lockdowns and the effects the shutting down of the economy had on the populous.
A new CDC report showing 25.5 percent of 18-24-year-olds had seriously considered committing suicide in the last month.
Among 25-44-year-olds, 16 percent considered suicide. On the contrary, it was just 3.8 percent among those 45-64 and 2.0 percent among individuals over 65.
Anxiety and substance abuse also saw jumps with more than 40 percent of those surveyed saying they experienced a mental or behavioral health condition connected to the Covid-19 emergency. The CDC study asked 5,412 survey respondents between June 24 and 30.
Additionally, 13.3 percent of respondents said they participated in substance use, including alcohol and prescription or illicit drugs, to deal with issues surrounding the lockdowns and virus.
The full report can be read here.