June 1, 2020

The Rural Blog: Pandemic stress could prompt spike in rural mental health problems and suicides; see county-level estimates

Mental health issues and deaths of despair, or those caused by depression-related suicide or substance abuse, have been increasing over the past decade, but stress from […]
June 1, 2020

Fox News: COVID-19 ‘deaths of despair’ could reach 150,000, new study suggests

“More Americans could lose their lives to deaths of despair, deaths due to drug, alcohol, and suicide, if we do not do something immediately,” the executive […]
May 29, 2020

The Christian Science Monitor Podcast: Today’s Premium Stories, As all 50 states reopen, leaders weigh tough questions

At the same time, isolation and joblessness have their own costs – among them, mental health, children’s welfare, and financial ruin. Unemployment stands at 14.7%, the […]
May 28, 2020

The Hill: US ill-prepared for coronavirus-fueled mental health crisis

The Well Being Trust released an estimate earlier this month that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause 75,000 “deaths of despair” from drug and alcohol use and […]
May 28, 2020

Flattening the mental health curve is the next big coronavirus challenge

We know the virus has a deadly impact on the human body. But its impact on our mental health may be deadly too. Some recent projections […]
May 27, 2020

Evansville Courier & Press: Mental health experts: as Tri-State workforce returns, help available for COVID-19 stress

Although COVID-19, the illness caused by the current coronavirus outbreak, can sometimes be fatal, so too can the stress it has caused, she said. Chappell said […]
May 27, 2020

Public News Service: Drug Overdose Deaths Are Down. Will COVID-19 Trigger an Increase?

For the first time in two decades, said John Auerbach, president and chief executive of the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health, U.S. deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol […]
May 24, 2020

Forbes: Collision Of Crises: How Covid-19 Will Propel Drug Overdose From Bad To Worse

Today, with 1.6 million cases and 96,000 deaths and rising in the U.S. alone, the novel coronavirus understandably has dominated every news storyline. But make no […]
May 22, 2020

News Talk Radio: Mental health expert explains 3 things to help you and your family through the pandemic

Channel 2 Anchor Jorge Estevez spoke to an expert over video chat. Dr. Benjamin Miller is with the Well Being Trust, a national foundation focused on advancing […]