President Donald Trump is making a baseless claim of surging suicides if the U.S. economy remains mostly shut due to the spread of the coronavirus. There’s no evidence that suicides will rise dramatically, let alone surpass potential coronavirus deaths. Historically in a crisis, suicides tend to diminish as society pulls together in a common purpose.
Reality: Calls involving suicide attempts or suicide threats are up 41% from 2019 and up 23% from ten days prior to the state of emergency. There is help! Call the Mult Co Mental Health Crisis Intervention Line at 503-988-4888 or Lines for Life at: 800-273-8255 https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/1242655950844112897