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.
With a state license number that reads #0000001, the Bridge Center for Hope, a campus of connection for behavioral health crisis services opened its doors for the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish in February 2021. The first of its kind in Louisiana, this facility encompasses 4 units and a
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
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
It was December 2010, and Atlanta, Georgia was experiencing a once-in-a-hundred year ice storm that created chaos on the roadways and forced many businesses to shutter. The brand-new CEO at Behavioral Health Link (BHL) explained that the crisis call center would also need to close, and reported that the health
Trillium Health Resources, a local management entity (LME)-managed care organization (MCO) in North Carolina, is providing targeted 10-30% rate increases for behavioral health services that are likely to experience higher costs to deliver during the coronavirus pandemic. Included in the rate enhancement are instances when providers might have to pay
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
Teens prefer to speak with other teens about their struggles for the same reason as any other group: the person they are talking to gets it.
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