Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Defying Despair Webinar Series

As recognition of our country's mental and behavioral health challenges grows, Americans are looking for answers that will increase their happiness and well-being and prevent deaths of despair related to mental health, opioids and suicide. Our four-part Defying Despair webinar series delved into the research and explored innovative strategies and evidence-based solutions to lift our society from crisis.


Well-being WebinarThe Science of Well-being & Why It Matters

Part 1

From physical and mental health to financial security and social connectedness, people with higher well-being are healthier and live longer. This webinar explored the science of happiness and well-being and how to apply the research in our daily lives.

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Turning the Tide on Mental Health Trends

Part 2

One in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness including common conditions like anxiety disorders and major depression. This webinar discussed current trends in mental and behavioral health and programs designed to turn the tide for the better.

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Communities for Change: Preventing Suicide

Part 3

Every 12 minutes in the United States, we lose someone to suicide. Suicide is preventable with treatment and support. The third part in our Defying Despair series delved deeper into the data on suicides and explored a range of initiatives designed to prevent suicide in different communities.

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If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


Overcoming Opioids: Paths to Progress

Part 4

Every 8 minutes in the United States, a person dies from a drug overdose. The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment and guide people on a path to recovery.

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