"Deaths of despair." Overdoses. Alcohol. Suicide. They are causes of death that have been growing steadily for more than a decade, but they only take the spotlight as singular problems—"the opioid epidemic" or "a suicide outbreak." That's a fallacy. The so-called "deaths of despair" are not disparate problems. They are manifestations of a lack of commitment to meaningful access to mental health care across the United States.