Overdose deaths on the rise in St. Joseph County

first_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook (“Meds” by Charles Williams, CC BY 2.0) The number of overdose deaths is rising in St. Joseph County as COVID-19 takes toll on mental health.Overdose deaths in the county dropped to just over 60 in 2018, and dropped to 35, last year.But already, this year, St. Joseph County reports nearly 50 deaths.Local health leaders tell The South Bend Tribune, thanks to social distancing and other restrictions, community mental health services have suffered.To help, the 525 Foundation has planned several events as part Substance Abuse Prevention Month throughout October. Many events are virtual, but a socially-distanced trick-or-treat event called “Say Boo To Drugs” is taking later this month at Howard Park. Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By 95.3 MNC – October 7, 2020 0 316 Pinterest Twitter IndianaLocalNews Overdose deaths on the rise in St. Joseph County Previous articleNew app tracks how many people are masked up, how many aren’tNext articleMan arrested in Cass County for stolen motorcycle, drug possession 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitterlast_img