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

NEWSWEEK: RESEARCHERS WARN OF ‘DEATHS OF DESPAIR’ AS HARDSHIP AND GRIEF IN COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS CREATE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

The study, conducted by Well Being Trust and the Robert Graham Center and which was not peer-reviewed, found that as many as 75,000 additional people could […]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 […]
May 4, 2020

Business Insider: How millennials are dealing with the anxieties of isolation and the uncertainties of life after quarantine

More millennials are also dying “deaths of despair,” or deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide, Jamie Ducharme reported for Time in June 2019, citing a report by […]