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.
Nationwide, cities and counties are developing 911 call matrixes to triage behavioral health calls. Austin, Harris County, Los Angeles County, and Tucson are among them. Behavioral health and law enforcement experts in those communities say it has been vital for providing standardization and diverting the vast majority of mental health
Nationwide, the emergency department has become the default crisis service provider for mental health crises. A new study reveals that there's an increased risk of suicide afterward.
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.
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.
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.
Developed by Crisis Now, the 'It’s Been a Bad Day' video goes through the divergent paths people experience in the United States when having a mental health crisis as opposed to a medical one.