Projected Deaths of Despair from COVID-19
Report looks at the potential effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rates of deaths of despair, or those related to drugs, alcohol, and from suicide. Discusses potential increases in rates and details a number of policy solutions to prevent an increase in deaths.
Stephen Petterson, John M. Westfall, Benjamin F. Miller
Robert Graham Center, Well Being Trust
Behavioral health · Infectious diseases · Mortality · Policy · Population health · Public health