Monnat quoted in Healthline article on deaths of despair

Shannon MonnatShannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was interviewed for the Healthline article "Why ‘Despair Deaths’ Continue to Rise in the U.S." "Economic decline is certainly an important factor, but our drug, alcohol, and suicide problem is also related to social decline," Monnat told Healthline. "We live in an era of individualism, disinvestment in social safety nets, declines in social cohesion, and increased loneliness." 03/06/18