mental health

China Refuses to Release Data on Suicides During Coronavirus Lockdowns

One of the many pandemic secrets kept by the Chinese Communist government is the escalating rate of suicides under China’s severe, and seemingly endless, coronavirus lockdowns. A few high-profile tragedies have slipped past Communist censors to become topics of discussion on social media, but the government adamantly refuses to give anyone a glimpse at the big picture.

A resident looks out from her window during a Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in the Jing'an district of Shanghai on May 25, 2022. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

China’s TikTok Is Pushing Adderall on Teens

TikTok is promoting “sketchy” new telehealth startups offering prescription drugs such as Adderall to teenage and young adult users. Prescriptions for Adderall increased by 25 percent for the 24-44 age group during the pandemic, which some experts have attributed to “the emergence of digital mental health platforms.”