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Bay Area Doctors Say Suicides Have Been Increasing During Lockdown

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With many measures being taken to protect our physical health during the COVID-19 outbreak, our mental health becomes just as important. Here are some ways of coping with the increase in social isolation in response to the outbreak.

Suicides in one Northern California community are outpacing deaths related to the coronavirus amid a shelter-in-place order that has possible mental health implications, doctors said.

Most of the suicides have been younger people dealing with unprecedented levels of stress related to job loss and loneliness in the midst of several months of quarantine measures, according to health workers at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, located 25 miles east of San Francisco.

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