Well call me old fashion, but this story coming out of England seems unthinkable, but I get plausible into today’s culture of safe spaces and hate speech laws.
Health officials in England are warning of an impending “second pandemic” as millions of children and adults are trying to schedule appointments, claiming they are suffering from mental health issues after 2 years of COVID lockdowns coupled with the fear that the draconian policies could possibly be re-instated if cases go back up.
According to England’s National Health Service (NHS), nearly ten million people in England, including 1.5 million children, are projected to need care for mental health issues such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, are experiencing long waiting times in the nation’s socialized healthcare system.
The leaders of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the NHS Confederation told The Guardian that there are currently 1.6 million people waiting to be seen for specialized treatment for mental health, and a further 8 million people cannot even get on a waiting list, despite being considered as in need of support.
As it is typical with socialized medicine, some English regions are stretched so thin that the mental health specialists are sending patients at risk of self-harm, starvation, and even suicide back to their local General Practitioner (GP) instead of treating them, raising concerns that some will lose their lives for lack of care.
The chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Matthew Taylor, said: “We are moving towards a new phase of needing to ‘live with’ coronavirus but for a worrying number of people, the virus is leaving a growing legacy of poor mental health that services are not equipped to deal with adequately at present.
“With projections showing that 10 million people in England, including 1.5 million children and teenagers, will need new or additional support for their mental health over the next three to five years it is no wonder that health leaders have dubbed this the second pandemic. A national crisis of this scale deserves targeted and sustained attention from the government in the same way we have seen with the elective care backlog.”
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, which is expected to repeal all remaining lockdown restrictions on Monday under his plan to “learn to live with COVID”, acknowledged on Sunday that as a result of lockdown restrictions “mental wellbeing has been adversely impacted, particularly among young people and those living in deprived neighborhoods.”
Recent data has shown the mental health impacts children have faced during the excessive isolation of the government’s lockdowns.
A report from February of last year, for example, found that pre-teens were harming themselves at double the rate compared to six years prior.
Last July, top British universities reported that almost five times as many children committed suicide as died of the Wuhan virus in the first year of the pandemic.
According to The Guardian, there has been a 52 percent increase in emergency referrals for children suffering from mental health issues since the start of the pandemic and a 72 percent rise in those under 18 being referred for eating disorders during the same time period.
The president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr. Adrian James said: “We urgently need a fully-funded mental health recovery plan, backed by a long-term workforce plan, to ensure everyone with a mental illness can get the help they need when they need it.
“Millions of children, young people and adults are seeking help from mental health services that are overstretched and under-resourced. The situation is critical. The government cannot afford to neglect mental health recovery any longer.”
As progressives continue to control the education, health, and entertainment industries, the children will always be the most negatively affected by their unrealistic and dangerous Utopian goals, in the name of Equity.
When children are excessively ‘protected’ from anyone, saying or doing anything which could make them feel not happy, and with social media presenting an unrealistic world, full of unfiltered bullies, the children, if isolated, are set up for mental duress, just like the snowflake adults, also seeking mental health help at this time.
I say it’s time to tell the progressives to suck it up and provide a more realistic worldview to the youth.
Life is not going to be conducted in a safe space, and people can be cruel sometimes because life has never been nor ever will be ‘fair’.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics