From what I’ve seen at work, we haven’t seen an increase in suicide.
We have seen a HUGE increase in calls for mental health issues.
The pandemic has really exacerbated many existing mental health issues, and exposed some new ones. Many people lost their support systems and coping skills.
I think the things people often forget about are those who are single, and work was their daily contact with other people. Now they’re at home everyday for months and only talk to people via technology. That takes a toll.