Pain in the Nation
In 2017, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), we co-funded and released the seminal 2017 report Pain in the Nation on “deaths of despair” in America. The report presented 60 evidence-based policy and advocacy strategies to help decrease deaths due to alcohol, drugs and suicide and called for a national resilience strategy.
Well Being Trust and TFAH publish updated Pain in the Nation briefs with new data and focused on important sectors and populations.
Additional Pain in the Nation resources:
- 2020 Data Update Brief: Annual Deaths Due to Alcohol, Drugs or Suicide Exceeded 150,000 According to the Most Recent Data —And Could Get Worse Due to COVID-19
- Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Misuse and Suicide
- 2019 Data Update Brief: Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide and the Millennial Generation — a Devastating Impact
- Ben Miller & John Auerbach on the Pain in the Nation Podcast
- Pain in the Nation Update Brief, released 3.5.2019
- Benjamin Miller and John Auerbach op-ed in The Hill
- New Data Show Drug Overdose and Suicide Deaths Climbed at Alarming Rates in 2017
- Update Brief (2/22/18): Rates for People of Color Rise Dramatically Although Still Below the Rates of White Americans
- Benjamin Miller and John Auerbach opinion piece: School strategies for preventing drug abuse and suicide
- November 2017 Executive Summary
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