Singer Keith England had just finished his Sunday evening gig at the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach, California. It was about 9:30 p.m. when he began heading down Pier Ave. and crossed paths with a young man who asked him for help.
As rates of suicide rise in the United States, Dr. Schoenbaum says tracking survival is essential to creating a benchmark even to begin to understand why, and determining what improves outcomes also will require monitoring. He says without tracking, the field of mental health is plagued with a litany of
Kristine FireThunder has developed youth leadership programs where guest speakers who’ve grown up on a reservation share their stories, expressing how they overcame challenges faced by today’s youth. She says what’s essential is that children and teens hear from people who experienced the same history and forms of trauma and
Veronica is an award-winning peer recovery coach, helping people navigate the challenges she faced. When asked what or who she credits for her recovery, Veronica doesn’t hesitate to say ongoing MAT and caring recovery coaches, but, she lowers her voice, her colleagues don’t know.
Behavioral health organizations from around the United States are urging Congress to adopt the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (H.R. 4194). The act has garnered bipartisan support and experts say that making a three-digit number a reality will allow people in crisis to get a rapid response and be matched
Caring Is the Underpinning for Any Crisis Care System to Be Successful. #CrisisTalk editor in chief, Stephanie Hepburn, reflects on the 2019 Crisis Now Summit in Washington, D.C. where 60 leaders from 9 countries developed an international declaration for urgent and emergency mental health care as part of the IIMHL
Psychologist Martin Steendam was sitting in his office in Friesland, the Netherlands, when he had to make a difficult decision: should he treat the 16-year-old in mental health crisis sitting in front of him?