The 2 Big Contributors to Gun Deaths We’re Ignoring

The 2 Big Contributors to Gun Deaths We’re Ignoring

There are more firearms in the United States than there are people. It’s estimated we have over 400 million firearms in private ownership. That is 120 guns per 100 citizens. Around 850 million civilian firearms are in circulation worldwide, and 46% of those are in the...
Alcohol, Drug, Suicide Deaths Doubled Since ’99

Alcohol, Drug, Suicide Deaths Doubled Since ’99

The number of annual deaths in the U.S. from alcohol, drugs and suicide has more than doubled in the past two decades, according to a report from The Well Being Trust published May 12. There were roughly 156,000 deaths in 2019 due to alcohol, drugs and suicide, up...
US Holds Shameful Record on Mental Health Care

US Holds Shameful Record on Mental Health Care

The U.S. has only 11 mental health beds in general hospitals per 100,000 people, according to the most recent data available from the World Health Organization. This is not a shock, since this number has been falling since the 1950s. However, the same study revealed...
Pandemic Widens Mental Health Gap in US

Pandemic Widens Mental Health Gap in US

Cases of anxiety and depression increased dramatically during the pandemic. Researchers with the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report on April 30 that confirmed what previous studies had revealed: Cases of, and emergency department visits for,...