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Senior Suicides As A Result Of The COVID-19 Lockdown?

Updated: May 4, 2020

Over the last few weeks, I have spent far more time and money than I should have at grocery stores since it is the only exercise and social exposure I am getting during this government-imposed quarantine event. As a retired addictions clinician and student of psychology, I have noticed some very subtle but concerning changes in people over the past few weeks.

Empty shelves greeted many shoppers

When all this started, there was a certain fear that gripped America, a rush to take care of our own, trying to control the things we could control. This took the form of buying excessive amounts of toilet paper, paper towels, and foodstuffs that could be hoarded away -- ju