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Canadian children’s group warns of massive increase in youth suicide attempts related to COVID lockdowns

A prominent Canadian hospital and kids’ group have said an “emergency response” is needed from the premiers of provinces to deal with the rapid decline of kids' mental health, which the organizations say has taken a drastic turn for the worse due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

“We’re calling for an urgent meeting of Canada’s First Ministers to take immediate action to address this crisis facing the 8 million kids in our country,” reads a press release published last week by the Children First Canada group .

“Across Canada, COVID-19 has led to devastating effects on the mental and physical health of kids. School closures, the lack of access to sports and recreational programs, and social isolation have led to devasting effects on the health and well-being of kids. The urgency to support children and youth has never been greater. Children First Canada and its partners are declaring #codePINK – a term used for pediatric emergencies.”

Sara Austin, founder and CEO of Children First Canada, said that the “Code Pink” declaration is needed due to the daily escalating crisis in the physical and mental health of children.

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