Monday, April 06, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN SUICIDE JUMPER NEAR THE PLAZA UNREPORTED!!!
So, over the weekend some poor soul jumped off a building near the Plaza as local media and authorities conspired to keep it quiet.
Reports of the tragic scene were all over the local Nextdoor & Ring apps and more than a few locals sent word our way via e-mail.
While it's correct that most suicides are unreported by local media . . . The local chatter is simply to loud to ignore. Moreover, during this crisis we've mostly been blogging the local news in a straight forward manner but the way this story was suppressed irks TKC and once again makes the ALTERNATIVE JOURNALISTIC MISSION OF THIS KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY even more important.
Accordingly . . .
WORD OF SOMEBODY TAKING A HEADER OFF A BUILDING NEAR THE PLAZA IS NOTEWORTHY GIVEN THAT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ARE A MAJOR CONCERN!!!
We've noticed that many of the cheeseballs who read this blog have been getting a bit "weird" over the past few days and there is simply no denying increasing pressure confronting most Americans right now. Here at TKC we hope talking about this issue will help destigmatize any conversation about mental health issues and how desperation impacts so many locals who are out of work and suffering from radical social distancing.
Fact is, we don't want to delve into any personal deets of the victim in this tragic circumstance BUT the widely discussed building dive deserves at least a mention if only because it represents LOCAL REAL LIFE as this cowtown confronts the coronavirus pandemic.
Forbes: Half Of Americans Suffering Mental Health Issues During Coronavirus, New Poll Shows
Onion: Crazed, Quarantined Mental Health Experts Recommend Scrawling ‘Everything Will Be Okay’ In Feces On Wall
CNBC: The coronavirus is taking a huge toll on workers’ mental health across America
KMBC: Therapist says don't ignore what you're feeling during pandemic
Hug @ John Hopkins: Managing and understanding mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic
As always, we encourage readers to be safe, hang in there and KEEP THE FIRE. Hopefully, we'll have even more news, gossip & good stuff for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!