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Impacts of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession on MHSUD in Veterans (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 2)

In our first in the series of papers on the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute sought to examine and project the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and substance use disorder (MHSUD) needs of Texans (and more broadly whenever possible), rapidly providing policymakers with the most relevant and accurate information available. An update the original report provided state-level projections.

In this volume, Volume 2, MMHPI continues to analyze the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This white paper, prepared in partnership with Cohen Veterans Network, focuses on how an economic recession increases rates of mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUD), including deaths from suicide and substance overdoses, among veterans nationally.

View or download the full white paper Projected COVID-19 MHSUD Impacts, Volume 2: Effects of COVID-Induced Economic Recession on Veteran Suicide and Substance Use Disorder.