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 […]
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 21, 2020

Annual Deaths Due to Alcohol, Drugs or Suicide Exceeded 150,000 According to the Most Recent Data —And Could Get Worse Due to COVID-19

CONTACT: Albert Lang, ALang@wellbeingtrust.org / 301 512-8379 Annual Deaths Due to Alcohol, Drugs or Suicide Exceeded 150,000 According to the Most Recent Data —And Could Get […]
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 […]