Kate Jenkins couldn’t be reached for comment

None dare call it Daniel Andrews’ women problem: Suicide surge in young women in Victoria.

Youth mental health expert Patrick McGorry said the data “suggests young women are bearing the main mental health burden of the pandemic”.

“Taken in isolation you might be inclined to downplay it, but put it together with a 50 per cent rise in emergency department presentations for suicidal behaviour and mental ill-health, along with huge demand for mental health services for young women, and I’d say it indicates a trend,” Professor McGorry said.

McGorry may be a mental health expert but he won’t be putting any cause and effect detectives out of work. This tragedy doesn’t suggest “young women are bearing the main mental health burden of the pandemic.” It suggests they have coped least well of all cohorts with the Andrews government’s relentless violence against citizens – and hope. If Liberals were presiding, there would probably be less conflation of a ‘pandemic’ with the ‘measures’ taken to mitigate it and more linkage to a ‘toxic culture.’ While a catastrophe unfolded, feminists were blaming Scott Morrison for boob-leering at Parliament House. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.

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3 Responses to Kate Jenkins couldn’t be reached for comment

  1. Entropy says:

    Young boys socialise in online games these days. They haven’t noticed any change in lifestyle.

    Girls in the other hand, have been unable to spend their days at the Westfield, and have had to communicate in Instagram.

    The gripping hand is that things can get a tad uncomfortable if your pic isn’t glam!

  2. Terry says:

    While a catastrophe unfolded, feminists were blaming Scott Morrison for boob-leering at Parliament House. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.

    Oh, you thought Feminsts care about women? How quaint.

    They do kind of “care” in the same way I care about my hammer when driving nails.

    In any case, exactly how do the shameless feel shame?

  3. Lee says:

    McGorry is either clueless, or deliberately covering for Dictator Dan.

    I would suggest that the higher suicide rate in Victoria has far more to do with being in lockdown for nearly ten months in the last eighteen or so, and greatly diminished opportunity to socialize and mix with peers.
    Not to mention job losses, financial despair, and marriages and relationships collapsing.

    Women, like all people, are naturally gregarious and being cut off and isolated from the world for months on end is completely unnatural and unhealthy.

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