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 employment and provide access to mental health services, according to a report released by the Well Being Trust and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care.
“If the country continues to ignore the collateral damage — specifically our nation’s mental health — we will not come out of this stronger,” Benjamin F. Miller, chief strategy officer at the Oakland-based trust, said in a statement.
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