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BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
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Suicidal thoughts among Canadians significantly higher during COVID-19: StatCan – GLOBAL

May 19, 2022

When COVID-19 hit in 2020, 16-year-old Lexi Daken’s routine changed.

“She was active in sports and liked going to school … but that changed,” her father, Chris Daken told Global News Wednesday.

“Once COVID-19 hit, she was home, isolated, and didn’t really get that social interaction as much.”

Lexi, who was a Grade 10 student, spent eight hours at Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton, N.B., in February 2021 being assessed by a mental health professional after a guidance counsellor noticed mental health issues.

She eventually left the hospital without receiving any immediate help, according to her family. Less than a week later, she died by suicide.

Daken said the mental impact of lockdown due to COVID-19 was “definitely a part of the outcome.”

Researchers with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) found that the prevalence of suicidal thoughts among adults was significantly higher in 2021 than in 2019 before COVID-19 hit.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8845901/canada-suicide-prevention-statcan-covid/

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