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 31, 2020

Mindful Philanthropy launches to expand informed giving to mental health, addiction, and community well-being initiatives

“Mindful Philanthropy will play a vital role in bringing significant new resources to improving mental health and well-being in our nation. Well Being Trust is committed […]
May 31, 2020

STAT News: Don’t use ‘deaths of despair’ as rationale for reopening the country too soon

Projections about future increases are also misleading. Earlier this month, a report by the Well Being Trust projected that these categories of deaths would likely skyrocket during the […]
May 31, 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 […]
May 30, 2020

Newsweek Magazine: The Mental Health Toll from the Coronavirus Could Rival that of the Disease Itself

The most ominous warnings are emerging from a report on “projected deaths of despair” from COVID-19 by the Robert Graham Center, a think tank associated with […]
May 30, 2020

Politico: Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump pushes reopening

“Some might use this report to argue that this is why our economy needs to open up fast. But that’s NOT what we are saying,” wrote the […]
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 […]