May 11, 2020

APHA issues rallying cry over mental health in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

More than 60 million people in the United States live with mental or substance use disorders, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Now, […]
May 11, 2020

Psychology Today: The Privilege of “Positive Vibes Only” in a Pandemic

The authors state, “besides mood-related and emotional outbursts, especially panic, fear, avoidance and fear in meeting other people, fear of death (Thanatophobia), fear of getting isolated, stigmatization, fear of even not […]
May 9, 2020

Forbes: A Projected 75,000 ‘Deaths Of Despair’ Could Result From Coronavirus Pandemic Impact

There’s a potential epidemic brewing within the coronavirus pandemic. Along with deaths from the virus itself, researchers at Well Being Trust and the Robert Graham Center […]
May 8, 2020

National Journal: Addiction services face closures, cutbacks amid COVID-19 outbreak

“Investment in mental health through this Congress, especially in the time of COVID, has been almost an afterthought,” said Benjamin Miller, chief strategy officer for Well […]
May 8, 2020

USA Today: ‘Deaths of despair’: Coronavirus pandemic could push suicide, drug overdose deaths above 100,000, study says

The new study, released Friday by the Well Being Trust and the American Academy of Family Physicians, factored in isolation and uncertainty when it calculated the expected […]
May 8, 2020

CNN 5 things to know for May 8: Coronavirus, economy, race, Michael Flynn, Ahmaud Arbery

75,000 That’s how many Americans could die of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide because of pandemic stresses. Experts say these so-called “deaths of despair” could […]
May 8, 2020

Washington Post Coronavirus Live Updates: Pandemic could kill an additional 75,000 Americans in drug, alcohol and related ‘deaths of despair,’ researchers warn

“Undeniably, policymakers must place a large focus on mitigating the effects of COVID. However, if the country continues to ignore the collateral damage — specifically our […]
May 8, 2020

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

“Undeniably, policymakers must place a large focus on mitigating the effects of COVID,” says Benjamin F. Miller, chief strategy officer of the Well Being Trust, which published […]
May 8, 2020

New WBT & Robert Graham Center Analysis: The COVID Pandemic Could Lead to 75,000 Additional Deaths from Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide

The COVID Pandemic Could Lead to 75,000 Additional Deaths from Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide Report Calls for Increased Investment to Improve Access to High […]