Today we sit down with the team responsible for helping redesign crisis services in Montana. They share the challenges they’ve faced with the pandemic, overcoming vast distances of rural land, and innovations that are paving the way for change, including mobile crisis services and a brand new Lifeline member call
On Thursday, the FCC voted to formally make 988 the nationwide number for mental health, substance use, and suicide crisis, adopting rules that require all phone service carriers to start directing 988 calls to the existing Lifeline by July 16, 2022. While the FCC moving forward with 988 is essential,
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.
Jeannette David has provided administrative oversight as well as training and consultation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (FEMA CCP) in the aftermath of numerous disasters. She shares what's likely in store for behavioral health during and after COVID-19.
NowMattersNow.org is a critical resource as Americans, whose day-to-day lives have been disrupted, navigate the coronavirus pandemic crisis and the challenges that come with it, such as isolation, unemployment, housing instability, and illness.
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