May 22, 2020

CNN: Opioid drug overdose deaths are down in US, study finds, but Covid-19 could change that

But the report also found that deaths of despair increased in some minority communities during the same time period. And separately alcohol-related deaths were up 4% […]
May 21, 2020

Christian Science Monitor: 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 21, 2020

NBC News: Drug overdose deaths drop in U.S. as other deaths of despair rise, report finds

Troubling data, however, lay beneath the overall findings: Deaths due to alcohol, synthetic opioids, cocaine and suicide increased, particularly among people of color, according to the report from […]
May 19, 2020

Financing solutions to improve health for all: A Q&A with Jake Segal of Social Finance

Financing solutions to improve health for all A Q&A with Jake Segal of Social Finance about the role of his organization’s ‘pay for success’ model in […]
May 19, 2020

Prioritizing Health and Well Being While Kids Are Learning at Home

Prioritizing Health and Well Being While Kids Are Learning at Home Navigating a “new normal” for children, caregivers and teachers alike Eating healthy, staying physically active, […]
May 19, 2020

Psychology Today: Planning and Preparation for Increased Campus Suicides Should Begin Now

In the wake of COVID-19, the Well-Being Trust forecasts that the effects of the pandemic may translate to an additional 75,000 deaths from alcohol and drug misuse and suicide. As suicide […]
May 19, 2020

Opinion in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Pay more attention to mental health than to test scores

According to one report, “the pandemic could lead to 75,000 additional ‘deaths of despair’ from drug and alcohol misuse and suicide due to unemployment, social isolation, and fears […]
May 18, 2020

Ben & Carol Graham in RealClear Politics: Protecting Our Economy and Health in a Pandemic

COVID-19 has caused a perfect storm for the global economy, for our societies, and for our health. At the time of this writing, its true impact […]
May 18, 2020

Delaware Daily Times Editorial: Mental health a major issue during pandemic

A report from the Well Being Trust said the pandemic could lead to 75,000 additional “deaths of despair” from drug and alcohol misuse and suicide due […]