May 8, 2020

CNN 5 things to know for May 8: Coronavirus, economy, race, Michael Flynn, Ahmaud Arbery

75,000 That’s how many Americans could die of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide because of pandemic stresses. Experts say these so-called “deaths of despair” could […]
May 8, 2020

Washington Post Coronavirus Live Updates: Pandemic could kill an additional 75,000 Americans in drug, alcohol and related ‘deaths of despair,’ researchers warn

“Undeniably, policymakers must place a large focus on mitigating the effects of COVID. However, if the country continues to ignore the collateral damage — specifically our […]
May 8, 2020

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

“Undeniably, policymakers must place a large focus on mitigating the effects of COVID,” says Benjamin F. Miller, chief strategy officer of the Well Being Trust, which published […]
May 8, 2020

New WBT & Robert Graham Center Analysis: The COVID Pandemic Could Lead to 75,000 Additional Deaths from Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide

The COVID Pandemic Could Lead to 75,000 Additional Deaths from Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide Report Calls for Increased Investment to Improve Access to High […]
May 8, 2020

Bloomberg News: The Next Covid Crisis Could Be a Wave of Suicides

Miller’s paper this week proposes long-term solutions like helping unemployed people find meaningful work or training the armies of contact tracers who will be sent out into […]
May 8, 2020

CNN: Covid-19 could kill an extra 75,000 Americans through “deaths of despair”

“Unless we get comprehensive federal, state, and local resources behind improving access to high-quality mental health treatments and community supports, I worry we’re likely to see […]
May 8, 2020

STAT News, Morning Rounds: Covid-19 could result in as many as 75,000 ‘deaths of despair’

The negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could result in as many as 75,000 “deaths of despair,” or those from suicide or alcohol and other substance abuse, […]
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 […]