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'A high-risk perfect storm': lockdown takes toll on America's mental health

It was lunchtime on Monday when counsellor Rebecca Henderson answered a crisis call from a distraught girl with thoughts about ending her own life. The teenager was locked in the bathroom at home, agitated, and scratching at her arms. She knew that she needed help, but was scared about contracting coronavirus if she went to the hospital. “A young woman with existing problems, isolated in a stressful home situation without support with thoughts of taking her own life … that’s a high-risk perfect storm,” said Henderson, who works at the Crisis Center in Birmingham, Alabama, part of the national suicide prevention lifeline network.  Read more.....

 

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