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Old 05-27-2021, 12:37 PM
 
Location: California
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Kids have no foundation for life anymore, the ground is shifting under their feet on a daily basis. Just keeping up with the lingo would be enough to drive anyone crazy.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Rural Wisconsin
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School boards and unions aren't in it for the kids, only in it for political game and for the favor of the teachers. Most schools without air conditioning sure have air conditioning in the faculty room. Many schools that I have seen have lots of flashy steam/tech stuff that the children aren't even allowed to use. The covid protocols my district has in place are completely absurd such as locked playgrounds, mandatory outside mask wearing, plastic barriers that don't cover the full desk. I'm an adult and I hate it I can only imagine how the rest of these children must feel.

That, more than anything else, is what bothers me about what kids must endure IF they are even allowed in-person teaching.

Why anyone would STILL think after the first few months of the pandemic that people -- and especially kids whose risk of being seriously ill from COVID even if they did get sick is extremely low -- would need to wear masks OUTDOORS is beyond my understanding!

(And, yes, I know -- kids if infected can spread it to those who are at high risk -- but to not even allow kids to play OUTSIDE without masks when the chances of picking up COVID that way is just horrible, imo.)
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:10 PM
 
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No surprise. Another result of the left's drive to turn the nation into a living hell. Many people do not want to live in hell and some will, no doubt, refuse to do so.
Great post. Exactly right. Must spread rep.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:16 PM
 
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A major children’s hospital in Aurora Colorado has declared a state of emergency in pediatric mental health after their hospital has become overwhelmed with kids attempting suicide as well as seeking inpatient help for mental health.

They’ve seen a 90% increase in demand for mental health treatment and they lay the blame on the isolation that kids experienced during the pandemic.
https://www.beckershospitalreview.co...emergency.html

What the adults in this country, particularly those making decisions about school closures (school boards, teacher’s unions, governors, health officials) and shutting down sports, extracurriculars etc. for so long was short sighted and abusive. Kids were never at much risk from covid and many were seriously harmed while trying to keep all higher risk adults safe.
Democrats threw kids under the bus to get back in power. It's on them.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:24 PM
 
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A major children’s hospital in Aurora Colorado has declared a state of emergency in pediatric mental health after their hospital has become overwhelmed with kids attempting suicide as well as seeking inpatient help for mental health.

They’ve seen a 90% increase in demand for mental health treatment and they lay the blame on the isolation that kids experienced during the pandemic.
https://www.beckershospitalreview.co...emergency.html

What the adults in this country, particularly those making decisions about school closures (school boards, teacher’s unions, governors, health officials) and shutting down sports, extracurriculars etc. for so long was short sighted and abusive. Kids were never at much risk from covid and many were seriously harmed while trying to keep all higher risk adults safe.

I have no doubt that the rate of suicide among youths is up, exacerbated by the worldwide pandemic. Yet, to try to make this political is nonsense.



For instance:



"Suicide occurs when a person chooses to end his or her life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019 suicide was the second leading cause of death among children and adolescents ages 13 to 19 — and the leading cause of death among 13-year-olds. It is the 10th leading cause of deaths among all Americans."


https://www.childrenshospital.org/co...cide-and-teens


Also, from 2019:



https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/...ise-in-the-u-s


Why? Many reasons have been cited. The rise in social bullying; the feeling of isolation by many in a society that favors 'likes' on social media. The list goes on.



To suddenly become concerned about youth suicide and blame 'liberals' if beyond the pale. This problem, like that of veteran suicide, has been rising for years. No doubt, the 'stay at home' orders contributed, but some states ended their orders early on, yet it seems the suicide rate in those states have kept up with the states that kept the orders much longer.



Texas has a problem. The following is from 2014:



https://www.sccenter.org/programs-an...suicide-facts/


This is a real problem that won't be solved by nitwits saying 'liberalism is a mental disorder'.



In 2018, the 'most healthy' state in the Union, regarding suicide by youth, was New Jersey; the least healthy, Wyoming.



https://www.americashealthrankings.o...icide/state/TX


The problem existed well prior to the pandemic. Let's not act like it was caused BY the pandemic.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:27 PM
 
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I have no doubt that the rate of suicide among youths is up, exacerbated by the worldwide pandemic. Yet, to try to make this political is nonsense.



For instance:



"Suicide occurs when a person chooses to end his or her life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019 suicide was the second leading cause of death among children and adolescents ages 13 to 19 — and the leading cause of death among 13-year-olds. It is the 10th leading cause of deaths among all Americans."


https://www.childrenshospital.org/co...cide-and-teens


Also, from 2019:



https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/...ise-in-the-u-s


Why? Many reasons have been cited. The rise in social bullying; the feeling of isolation by many in a society that favors 'likes' on social media. The list goes on.



To suddenly become concerned about youth suicide and blame 'liberals' if beyond the pale. This problem, like that of veteran suicide, has been rising for years. No doubt, the 'stay at home' orders contributed, but some states ended their orders early on, yet it seems the suicide rate in those states have kept up with the states that kept the orders much longer.



Texas has a problem. The following is from 2014:



https://www.sccenter.org/programs-an...suicide-facts/


This is a real problem that won't be solved by nitwits saying 'liberalism is a mental disorder'.



In 2018, the 'most healthy' state in the Union, regarding suicide by youth, was New Jersey; the least healthy, Wyoming.



https://www.americashealthrankings.o...icide/state/TX


The problem existed well prior to the pandemic. Let's not act like it was caused BY the pandemic.
Where did I specifically blame liberals? I do blame health authorities, teacher’s unions and governors.

I also don’t understand why you’d assume that people who care about this never cared about suicides prior to the pandemic.

Let’s not pretend that remote schooling and isolation didn’t contribute to the major increase in attempted suicides in youth. If you have kids, I would be shocked if you could not see how this impacted them.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:28 PM
 
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I have no doubt that the rate of suicide among youths is up, exacerbated by the worldwide pandemic. Yet, to try to make this political is nonsense.




The problem existed well prior to the pandemic. Let's not act like it was caused BY the pandemic.
Oh, right. Because no more kids committed suicide because they were home remote learning.

Geez. A top star athlete and student from our high school committed suicide. It's political.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:29 PM
 
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Where did I specifically blame liberals? I do blame health authorities, teacher’s unions and governors.

I also don’t understand why you’d assume that people who care about this never cared about suicides prior to the pandemic.
Maybe you didn't, but I did. Teacher's unions = Democrats. Joe Biden is pro union.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:34 PM
 
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Kids on social media.
Peer pressure and bullying.
Drug cartel handing out poison because our borders are open.
Nuclear families nuked.
Little kids deciding their gender at five years old.
Teachers shaming them for their skin color.
Everyone gets a trophy.
Pandemic anxiety for killing grandma.
Masks covering faces.
Indoctrination to hate America.

Kids are the true victims.
This is tragic.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:37 PM
 
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The article is dismally incomplete. Colorado's mental health system collapsed years ago. Thus patients from all over the state are brought to the Denver area and dumped. Adults at Denver Health hospital downtown and the kids at this facility.

Colorado has only 15 psychiatrists per 100,000 people. Of those, many don't take insurance. University Hospital closed its psychiatric wing years ago. For more:

https://extras.denverpost.com/mentalillness/index.html
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