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Mental health: The rise in student suicides is just the tip of the pandemic iceberg

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In late January, reports emerged of a surge in student suicides in Las Vegas, noting that Clark County reported 18 suicides over nine months of school closure — double the number of the entire previous year.

Many of my female friends share my concerns about the impact of COVID on their school-aged children for reasons ranging from:

  • Lack of physical contact with friends at school and elsewhere.
  • Growing inability for parents to balance work responsibilities with adequate oversight of younger children.
  • The challenge of remote learning, including its impact on high schoolers’ grades and SAT scores as they apply to college, with little ability to visit campuses.
  • College students (particularly first years) studying and trying to socialize from their bedrooms instead of enjoying normal on-campus activities and interactions.

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