Goldie Hawn is sharing her concerns for the well-being of children during the COVID-19 pandemic, not just physically but also mentally.
In an op-ed that for USA Today, Hawn gets candid about the toll the ongoing pandemic is taking on kids’ mental health.
“Today, we are in the midst of a national trauma that could very well surpass 9/11 and approach the heightened terror of the Cold War years. The COVID era has changed our children’s lives in far more real, tangible ways — social distancing, school closures, daily mask use,” writes Hawn, who is founder and CEO of MindUP for Life through her charity the Hawn Foundation.
“Kids are afraid of people, spaces, even the air around them — a level of constant fear not seen in decades,” she continues, recalling her own childhood during the Cold War and the omnipresent threat of nuclear annihilation.
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“In early 2021, emergency room visits in the United States for suspected suicide attempts were 51 per cent higher for adolescent girls and 4 per cent higher for adolescent boys, compared with the same time period in early 2019,” she adds.
According to Hawn, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. surgeon general and the American Academy of Pediatrics all “agree that the state of our children’s mental health is now at the level of a national emergency.”
“This tells us that as a nation, we have failed our children,” Hawn states. “The few federal and state dollars that get directed to youth “mental health” invariably end up being earmarked for addiction and “crisis care,” addressing only the most severe disorders. There are modest funds once a kid ends up in a hospital.
NEW CASTLE, Del. - Video released by police in New Castle County shows officers joining together to lift a car off a woman's arm after she somehow became trapped underneath the vehicle Wednesday morning.The New Castle County Division of Police said officers were called to Fieldstone Lane in the community of Country Creek and found a 70-year-old woman with her left arm pinned underneath the front driver's side tire of a Hyundai Santa Fe.Police explained that a neighbor tried to use a carjack to free the woman before officers arrived, but it did not raise high enough. Bodycam footage shows officers in New Castle County lifting a car off a 70-year-old woman's arm after she somehow became trapped underneath the vehicle. Bodycam footage shows three officers surround the front tire and lift the car, while another officer slides the woman out from underneath the car.Police said the woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was admitted in "serious, but stable condition."Investigators have not said what caused the woman to become pinned underneath the tire, but alcohol is not believed to have played a role."The quick thinking and physical actions of the bystander and the officers from the Division of Police played a major role in this patient being protected from further injury, and possibly death," Chief of the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Division Mark R.
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