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 […]
May 8, 2020

Bloomberg News: The Next Covid Crisis Could Be a Wave of Suicides

Miller’s paper this week proposes long-term solutions like helping unemployed people find meaningful work or training the armies of contact tracers who will be sent out into […]
May 8, 2020

CNN: Covid-19 could kill an extra 75,000 Americans through “deaths of despair”

“Unless we get comprehensive federal, state, and local resources behind improving access to high-quality mental health treatments and community supports, I worry we’re likely to see […]