The upset caused by GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s astounding and unexpected victory has sent largely liberal communities spiraling into depression and suicidal ideations, according to crisis hotlines.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was flooded with calls after Trump’s win Tuesday evening, far exceeding call volume from the presidential elections in 2012 and 2008.
“The Lifeline did see an increase in calls over the past few days,” Director of Communications Frances Gonzalez told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “When feelings of loss and anxiety occur due to a major national, regional, or community event, that can aggravate other anxieties or feelings of loss people may be having that are not necessarily election-related.”
What these people are concerned and scared about is that the leftward march under the Obama administration will begin to rapidly recede once Trump takes office.
Crisis Text Line found itself in a similar position in the post-election aftermath. The number of texts doubled, and most of them originated from the LGBT