Friday, May 8, 2020

75,000 Americans are at risk of dying from 'depression' caused by corona

75,000 Americans are at risk of dying from 'depression' caused by corona

The coronavirus epidemic has had a devastating effect on the US economy. Unemployment is rising fast. Stress and frustration are increasing due to various restrictions including lockdown. In this complex situation, 75,000 people could die in the United States due to suicide and excessive drug use.A study

The coronavirus epidemic has had a devastating effect on the US economy. Unemployment is rising fast. Stress and frustration are increasing due to various restrictions including lockdown. In this complex situation, 75,000 people could die in the United States due to suicide and excessive drug use.

A study by Well Being Trust, part of the US National Public Health Group, found such a picture.

According to the study, the economic downturn, unemployment and long-term lock down are increasing frustration among people. This could significantly increase the risk of "depressive death" in the United States.

Well Being Trust chief strategist. Benjamin F. Miller said that if the central, state and local governments do not pay attention to the mental health of the people now, the situation could be dire.

Miller said the number of potential deaths mentioned was determined using research methods. With the appropriate steps of the government, that number can be reduced a lot. Those who lost their jobs due to the epidemic needed to be re-employed by the government. Unemployment is one of the reasons for suicide and excessive drug use.

The United States also saw a rise in suicides and drug overdoses during the 2008 crisis. In 2007, the year before that, the death toll was 4.6 percent. But in October 2009, that rate rose to 10 percent. When the economic crisis began to subside, in 2010 the rate dropped again to 3.5 percent.

Kevin Hassett, a White House economic adviser, said the U.S. unemployment rate was expected to reach 16 percent by April. However, this rate may be 20 percent.

In this difficult time of economic crisis, the Well Being Trust has called for extra attention to the mental health of the people.