We Have The Power To Demand Action On Mental Health And Addiction


By Garen Staglin and Patrick J. Kennedy   The compounding crises of 2020 have worsened existing challenges

By Garen Staglin and Patrick J. Kennedy

 

The compounding crises of 2020 have worsened existing challenges faced by tens of thousands who suffer from mental health and addiction challenges. Isolation, anxiety, and stress stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic; soaring unemployment and loss of health care; and recurring instances of violence against Black Americans have all contributed to significant increases in suicide and overdose deaths this year. While there were clear warning signs of their psychological impact early on, preliminary efforts to address mental health and addiction have proven to be largely inadequate.

Read this article on the Forbes.com website linked here.