We interviewed Dr. Robert E. Drake, co-developer of the supported employment model Individual Placement and Support (IPS), before COVID-19 hit, with absolutely no idea what was in store for us. A global pandemic that, for many people, has impacted day-to-day life. In April, unemployment in the U.S. spiked to 14.7%.
Imagine that 911 doesn’t exist and a fire breaks out in your home. If you are able to find the number, you might call the fire department directly. But what if they’re not equipped to come to your location and can only put out fires after you bring them to
Last week, Crisis Now partners and leaders from around the world released the Washington DC International Declaration, which calls for comprehensive and integrated networks as the first defense for mental health crises. In most nations, there’s unrelenting inequity in access to care for people experiencing mental health emergencies compared to
Wendy Linebrink-Allison, MSW, MBA, program manager of the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, has been in recovery for over 15 years. She says she was jolted into sobriety when she witnessed her husband having a seizure in their front yard. He was experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms from alcohol.
It is only eight short years since I was appointed to lead the national peak organisation in Australia, Suicide Prevention Australia. Little did I know then that it would lead me to be part of the global movement to deliver better quality and more accessible care to those who experience
Slow and steady. That’s how Tia Dole, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Operations Officer at the Trevor Project, describes the increase of calls they’re receiving during the pandemic. The Trevor Project (TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386, TrevorChat, TrevorText: Text START to 678-678) is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for young LGBTQ people up
On Thursday, the FCC voted to formally make 988 the nationwide number for mental health and suicide crisis, adopting rules that require all phone service carriers to start directing 988 calls to the existing SAMHSA-funded National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK | (1-800-273-8255) by July 16, 2022. Ajit Pai, FCC chairman,
When people think of the FBI, they imagine what they see in films: tropes of action-packed espionage and FBI agents chasing down serial killers. Megan Gleason just completed the FBI Citizens Academy and says that some of what we see in movies isn’t that far off. “The FBI is a
During the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are highlighting the ongoing barriers to recovery and treatment people with substance use disorders face while social distancing dissipates personal safety nets. Time Magazine ran a piece on June 22, sharing the story of Sara Wittner, a 32-year-old who relapsed when her appointment for medication
There has been a great deal of speculation on what’s to come in mental health and what the suicide rate will be when 2020 is all said and done. Suicidologist Daniel S. DeBrule, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, is cautiously optimistic. He says