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

Time is of the essence, public health researchers say. Experience with past natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, shows that a rise in suicide often happens in the months after the immediate physical dangers of the disaster have passed.
report jointly published last week by two foundations that support mental health issues estimates that, unless steps are taken now, the increase in “deaths of despair” from alcohol, drugs and suicide could increase by 75,000 as a result of COVID-19.
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