Washington was the first state to propose implementation legislation for 988, the three-digit number for behavioral health emergencies that must be available nationwide on July 16, 2022. Suicidologist Jennifer Stuber, Ph.D., helped craft it.
She first heard of 988 on the news. “Just like everyone else,” she says. “I thought, ‘I
CIT officers are worried about what will happen to people with mental illness if leaders strip down to essential services and mental health crisis services aren’t deemed so. Maj. Cochran said that law enforcement knows what that looks like, and they don’t want to go back.
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