Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they‚Äôve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.
‚ÄúThe numbers are unprecedented,‚ÄĚ Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 News about the increase of deaths by suicide, adding that he‚Äôs seen a ‚Äúyear‚Äôs worth of suicides‚ÄĚ in the last four weeks alone.
DeBoisblanc said he believes it‚Äôs time for California officials to end the stay-at-home order and let people back out into their communities.
"Personally, I think it's time," he said. "I think, originally, this was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients. We have the current resources to do that, and our other community health is suffering." ...