Unfortunately, the forecast is worse.
The National Headquarters for the Protection of Children in Israel reported that during the Corona period, there was an increase of no less than 129% in reports of minors ‘and adolescents’ intentions to die by suicide, after noting that the epidemic caused them a significant emotional burden.
The report examined the fear of suicide over the course of time from the establishment of the center on February 6, 2018 through February 28 of this year, and found that during the corona period, between March 15, 2020 and February 28 the fear of suicide increased by 54%.
Most of the teens who shared their distress with the various forum were 12-15 years old.
This morning I got a call from someone who told me that her 14 year old daughter expressed concern over the amount of her friends who consistently describe the depressive states they find themselves in.
Our teens are in dire need of assistance….more next week
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