While we’ve all been distracted with COVID-19 numbers and deaths, a new leading cause of death throughout the U.S. and Idaho has surfaced.

 

But, before we get into that, let’s look into a way to help you or someone you know who is struggling with medical bills get them legally forgiven. And yes, it is 100% legal!

 

How to get your medical hospital bills legally forgiven

 

There is also the silent killer that also has escalated in deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and lockdowns: mental illness.

 

But, luckily Governor Brad Little has proposed a HUGE investment into the state’s mental health resources.

Here’s how:

 

Gov. Little to Invest $50 Million For Idahoan’s Mental Health

 

Alright, now let’s get back to the alarming rise of Fentanyl deaths in Idaho and throughout the nation.

 

The Idaho health leaders are looking for tools to prevent overdoses as fentanyl rises in the state. Here’s what we know:

 

Idaho Fentanyl Deaths Quadruple Since Lockdowns Began

 

Is there a way to treat Fentanyl overdoses?

There is, it’s called Naloxone which is a nasal spray that may help. You can request free Naloxone on the IDHW website as well!

 

From the increasing Fentanyl deaths alongside COVID-19 patients, Health Care Workers are getting burnt out. This is a protest performed last year by those in the field.

 

Boise Hospital Workers Prostesters

Thousands gather at Saint Alphonsus in Boise