CW Tillman has a 1 ½ inch semicolon tattooed on his wrist. Unless he wears a long sleeve shirt, it’s visible. People who’ve had a suicide attempt know what the symbol means—an attempt can be a pause in a person’s story, but it’s not the end of the sentence. He
Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at SAMHSA, says that the report “finally offers our communities true National Guidelines for Crisis Care within a user-friendly Best Practice Toolkit.”
Kevin Hines altered the field of mental health by shattering the misconception that people intent on dying by suicide don't experience ambivalence. He and Margaret Hines say it’s time for the field to change yet again: this time over the narrative of recovery and ensuring that people with lived experience
Senator Steve O'Ban talks about healthcare integration, diversion, and expanding crisis care in Pierce County, Washington.
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.
‘The Forgotten Survivors’ Author, Shannon Jaccard, says it was only after her brother, Jeff, was killed during inpatient hospitalization that she realized when staff mentioned he was having a bad day, it meant they had put him in seclusion and restraints. She says siblings need to be part of the