FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, announced today that the agency is taking the next step to establish 988 as the nationwide 3-digit number for mental health, substance use, and suicide crisis, mirroring what 911 is for medical emergencies.
A newly released Crisis Now infographic gives insight into the costs of an insufficient mental health crisis care system, showing there is more demand for ED and inpatient care when communities are without a robust crisis continuum. Dr. Mike Hogan, co-founder of Crisis Now, shares why.
Teens are navigating social distancing during a pandemic, the absence of school and face-to-face time with friends and peers, and increased dependency on social media for connection, leaving many feeling in limbo and without the in-person support they typically depend on. Nikki Kontz, clinical director at Teen Lifeline (800-248-TEEN), says
Victor Armstrong says racism and explicit and implicit biases is a layered problem that seeps into every crevice of society, which means it makes its way into law enforcement, schools, and healthcare. It’s easy to say racism needs to stop, but Armstrong points out that often people are unaware of
Chuck Ingoglia, president and CEO at National Council for Behavioral Health, shares the challenges community mental health and addiction treatment organizations are facing during COVID-19 and the funding that's needed to keep them open.
Margaret Hines is a vital part of Kevin Hines' recovery journey. They share what works and what people can do during the pandemic to help loved struggling with mental health challenges.
Elizabeth Sinclair Hancq and John Snook share the gaps, challenges, and innovations in treating people experiencing Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and homelessness during COVID-19.
Earlier this month, HBO partnered with NAMI, releasing a celebrity-flush PSA sharing it’s okay “to talk about how COVID-19 is making you feel.” Each celebrity says their “it’s okay” statement, with Lena Dunham opening up the PSA by saying, “It’s okay to think you’re in a toxic relationship with the
Ken Norton shares how New Hampshire's crisis redesign decreased psychiatric boarding.
Dr. April Naturale on COVID-19 disaster recovery and community resilience.