Measures to contain the spread of coronavirus have inadvertently increased teen depression and suicide risk, as demonstrated by Mayne et. al. in the September 2021 Journal of Pediatrics(1).
This is a result of increased loneliness and isolation amongst children and adolescents, due to diminished face-to-face social interaction, along with both increased online (vs in-person) school attendance, and a rise in cyber-bullying via social media.
1) SL Mayne et. al. “COVID-19 and Adolescent Depression and Suicide Risk”