May 8, 2020

The Hill: Up to 75,000 people could die from ‘deaths of despair’ related to coronavirus

A new report authored by the Well Being Trust, a national mental health organization, released a paper suggesting that over the coming decade, up to 75,000 additional people […]
May 8, 2020

Reuters: Pandemic inflicts historic U.S. job losses, as states struggle to reopen

As many as 75,000 Americans could die due to alcohol or drug misuse and suicide triggered by the pandemic, according to a report by the Well […]
May 8, 2020

CBS News: Coronavirus pandemic may lead to 75,000 “deaths of despair” from suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, study says

“Deaths of despair are tied to multiple factors, like unemployment, fear and dread, and isolation. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were already an unprecedented number of deaths […]
May 8, 2020

Los Angeles Times: ‘Every parent’s nightmare.’ New York probing child’s COVID-19 death as states reopen

Researchers warned that the pandemic could lead to an additional 75,000 “deaths of despair” related to drugs, alcohol and suicide unless lawmakers move quickly to boost […]
May 8, 2020


The study, conducted by Well Being Trust and the Robert Graham Center and which was not peer-reviewed, found that as many as 75,000 additional people could […]
May 8, 2020

HealthDay: COVID-19 Pandemic May Lead to 75,000 ‘Deaths of Despair’

“Deaths of despair are tied to multiple factors, like unemployment, fear and dread, and isolation. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were already an unprecedented number […]
May 8, 2020

CNN Espana: 75.000 estadounidenses corren el riesgo de morir por sobredosis o suicidio debido a la desesperación que produce el coronavirus, advierten

“A menos que obtengamos recursos federales, estatales y locales integrales para mejorar el acceso a tratamientos de salud mental de alta calidad y apoyos comunitarios, me […]
May 5, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Media’s Perspective on Mental Health During COVID-19, JOIN US!

Earlier this year, WBT launched Healing the Nation, a comprehensive national policy framework for mental health and addiction. The issues we highlighted in the publication have only grown […]