Google Searches During Pandemic Hint at Future Increase in Suicide – Neuroscience News

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Study reveals Google searches for information about financial difficulties and disaster relief increased significantly during March and April compared to pre-pandemic months, while searches related to suicide decreased. Previous research found financial distress was strongly linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Researchers warn that, despite the decrease in searches related to suicide directly, the increase in searches linked to financial hardship may be an indicator of increased death rates from suicide.
— Read on neurosciencenews.com/google-pandemic-suicide-16751/

1 thought on “Google Searches During Pandemic Hint at Future Increase in Suicide – Neuroscience News

  1. There’s good reason to fear what happens when we emerge from the pandemic. So many relationships strained by being cooped up together, devastated finances, or worse…yeah, I’m worried about that uptick, too. Compassion fatigue in first responders, that sort of thing.

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