May 12, 2020

Telepsychiatry bridges gaps in access to mental health care: How Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust are bringing care to communities

Telepsychiatry bridges gaps in access to mental health care How Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust are bringing care to communities Three years ago, […]
May 11, 2020

Washington Post: The Health 202: Coronavirus could worsen the opioid abuse epidemic

Experts predict the coronavirus crisis will lead more Americans to suffer from mental illness and abuse drugs and alcohol. Some of the factors include increased isolation, […]
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 […]