May 31, 2020

STAT News: Don’t use ‘deaths of despair’ as rationale for reopening the country too soon

Projections about future increases are also misleading. Earlier this month, a report by the Well Being Trust projected that these categories of deaths would likely skyrocket during the […]
May 31, 2020

Business Insider: How millennials are dealing with the anxieties of isolation and the uncertainties of life after quarantine

More millennials are also dying “deaths of despair,” or deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide, Jamie Ducharme reported for Time in June 2019, citing a report by […]
May 30, 2020

Newsweek Magazine: The Mental Health Toll from the Coronavirus Could Rival that of the Disease Itself

The most ominous warnings are emerging from a report on “projected deaths of despair” from COVID-19 by the Robert Graham Center, a think tank associated with […]
May 30, 2020

Politico: Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump pushes reopening

“Some might use this report to argue that this is why our economy needs to open up fast. But that’s NOT what we are saying,” wrote the […]
May 29, 2020

The Christian Science Monitor Podcast: Today’s Premium Stories, As all 50 states reopen, leaders weigh tough questions

At the same time, isolation and joblessness have their own costs – among them, mental health, children’s welfare, and financial ruin. Unemployment stands at 14.7%, the […]
May 28, 2020

The Hill: US ill-prepared for coronavirus-fueled mental health crisis

The Well Being Trust released an estimate earlier this month that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause 75,000 “deaths of despair” from drug and alcohol use and […]
May 28, 2020

USA Today: Health care workers who attend church services have better mental health

One of these impacts, we know, is an increasing risk of alcoholism, drug abuse and mental illness as each day passes. Well Being Trust, a foundation dedicated […]
May 28, 2020

Flattening the mental health curve is the next big coronavirus challenge

We know the virus has a deadly impact on the human body. But its impact on our mental health may be deadly too. Some recent projections […]