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
Rhitu Chatterjee of NPR discussed the FCC proposed 3-digit number 988 with mental and behavioral health crisis experts Madelyn Gould, David Covington, and Allie Franklin.
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?
Guest author Dr. Mauch, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, talks about preventing crises through Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care.
Dr. Sharon Hoover says we can’t talk about kids in crisis without discussing schools as part of the equation because it’s where kids spend most of their time other than at home. Instead of turning to a discipline response, many school districts are responding to emotional and behavioral incidents with
Staff Sgt. Charles F. Pugsley says it reinforces stigma when the military says it’s okay to ask for help, but it’s not. He says the contradiction is worse than the days when soldiers just weren’t supposed to talk about mental health because there wasn’t any ambiguity.
NASMHPD responds to the uptick in the news correlating gun violence with mental illness and highlights that everyone deserves a comprehensive crisis system.
House of Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Seth Moulton (D-MA), and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.
Kim Sanders on how Grafton Integrated Health Network transformed from an example of what-not-to-do into an innovator that developed Ukeru Systems, a model of care that reduces and works to eliminate restraint and seclusion.