Pain in the Nation: How High Rates of Suicide, Alcohol, and Overdose Deaths Require a Comprehensive Resiliency Strategy

Register today. On May 19, 2021, 1 pm EDT, Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust will host a virtual Congressional briefing on the soon to be released Pain in the Nation report series. Over the past decade more than one million Americans have died from alcohol, drugs and suicide. Now this trend has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a fragmented health system, and social and community conditions. No single program or policy will be a cure-all to address these issues. Instead, a comprehensive approach that focuses on the underlying causes of these “deaths of despair” can make even our most vulnerable resilient and heal a fracturing nation.
Join TFAH and a panel of experts as we discuss some of these approaches that are rooted in the vital conditions in which people live, work, learn, and play. There will be time for Q&A towards the end of the briefing.


  • Deb Houry, MD, MPH, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • Ben F. Miller, Psy.D, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
    *Additional speakers to be announced.


  • John Auerbach, MBA, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health