From Anonymous Working In Howard County General Hospital’s (HCGH) Pediatric Emergency Room (ER).
“I cannot be silent anymore. I work in the HCGH pediatric ER.
Starting last week, our pediatric mental health patients exploded. I know of at least one suicide of a high school student this past week. This is a serious problem. One child in the state of Maryland has died of Covid-19.
One in the whole pandemic!
How many suicides are OK? I am shaking as I write this.
Kids are resilient to a point. You have to open schools. You can do this safely.
You spent a fortune on Chrome books. You could have easily used that money to buy enough PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] for all of the kids and teachers.
Parents, have conversations with your kids NOW. See how they are doing. Check in with your adult friends and neighbors, too.
Suicide is a silent killer.