May 18, 2020

Tribune-Democrat: Crisis hotlines see increase in calls during pandemic

With the country two months into the crisis, quantifying the number of resulting suicides is difficult. Well Being Trust, a national public health group, warned that […]
May 15, 2020

People Magazine: Coronavirus Has Been Devastating to Americans’ Mental Health — Here’s What to Do

So far, COVID-19 has significantly increased the mental health struggles of Americans. Nearly half of people who are sheltering in place said that the pandemic has […]
May 15, 2020

CNN: Senate passes bill to designate three-digit number for national suicide hotline

The national public health group Well Being Trust recently warned that as many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a […]
May 15, 2020

NPR: ‘Some Of The Greatest Causes Of Misery’: U.N. Warns Of Pandemic’s Mental Health Costs

Addictive behaviors may lead to a rise in what mental health specialists often call “deaths of despair,” or deaths traced to suicide and the misuse of […]
May 15, 2020

Roll Call: Suicide prevention hotline bill inches closer to Trump’s desk

A recently released report by Well Being Trust, a foundation focused on mental health, said there was a growing epidemic of “deaths of despair” during the coronavirus pandemic […]
May 14, 2020

Ben, Kavita Patel & Norm Ornstein in the Atlantic: The Coming Mental-Health Crisis

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, America’s infrastructure for mental-health and addiction services was fragmented, overburdened, and underfunded. The coronavirus has put far more stress on that […]
May 13, 2020

NPR: Act Now To Get Ahead Of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S.

Time is of the essence, public health researchers say. Experience with past natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, shows that a rise in suicide often […]
May 12, 2020

STAT News: Covid-19 has streamlined addiction medicine. Will the changes stick?

At first, as Covid-19 spread across the United States, addiction doctors and policy experts feared the worst. Between the stress, isolation, and financial hardship the pandemic […]
May 11, 2020

Washington Post: The Health 202: Coronavirus could worsen the opioid abuse epidemic

Experts predict the coronavirus crisis will lead more Americans to suffer from mental illness and abuse drugs and alcohol. Some of the factors include increased isolation, […]