17:31 Epidemic blocks student suicide rate rising, Las Vegas plans to restart campus



Since the epidemic, American students’ mental health problems have intensified and suicide rates have increased. Las Vegas plans to restart the campus. The picture is a schematic diagram.  (AFP information photo)

Since the epidemic, American students’ mental health problems have intensified and suicide rates have increased. Las Vegas plans to restart the campus. The picture is a schematic diagram. (AFP information photo)

2021/01/26 17:31

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]Since the outbreak of the Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) pandemic, every U.S. state has implemented epidemic prevention measures to close schools. Recently, there have been reports that since the epidemic, American students’ mental health problems have increased and the suicide rate has also increased. Rising, according to reports, the Nevada state authorities intend to restart campuses in Las Vegas and other places in the near future.

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, since the closure of the campus in Clark County, Nevada, which covers Las Vegas and the 5th University District in the United States, 19 students in the county have committed suicide. The youngest student in Clark County has committed suicide. 9 years old. Local officials said that this number has doubled compared with the 9 people in the classmate district the year before. The authorities did not directly link the suicide case to the restart of the school.

Studies have shown that the pandemic has severely affected disadvantaged groups in society such as out-of-school youths, and the increase in patients with mental illnesses is also considered to be related to Wuhan pneumonia and related anti-epidemic measures. Experts point out that suicide may have many complicated factors and should not be explained by a single reason.

As the nation’s attitude towards the epidemic lockdown is polarized, some psychologists have also warned of the impact of school suspension on children’s well-being. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pointed out at a press conference last July that closing schools may cause costs such as an increase in the suicide rate of teenagers.

The head of the Clark County School District, Jesus Jara, said that after seeing the increase in the number of student suicides, the authorities understand that it is not only the number of Wufei diagnoses that need to be checked now. Jara emphasized that the authorities must find ways to contact and care for school children and let them Seeing hope. Las Vegas has not yet determined the exact date for the school to reopen, but the school district has agreed to continue to promote relevant measures to restart the campus while meeting the epidemic prevention regulations. The first batch of students, including young children, is expected to be within a few weeks. Return to the classroom.

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