Hawaii had more survey participants say they had been thinking about suicide during the pandemic than any other state.
Calls to crisis hotlines and hospital admissions for psychiatric problems increased in 2020, but preliminary data shows no evidence of a spike in suicides.
Experts say the preliminary data is an encouraging indicator that people are paying closer attention to their mental health and getting help.
Calls to crisis hotlines and hospital admissions for psychiatric problems are up as the economy unravels and many feel isolated by public health restrictions.
On Kauai, suicide is an old problem. But it’s gaining new urgency as the island grapples with a spate of tragic deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Mental health professionals are increasing doses or seeing patients more often. People with no history of psychiatric symptoms are also struggling.