Behavioral Health Today

Part 2: Establishing 988 for National Suicide Hotline with U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart & U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton – Episode 102

October 7, 2021

This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and Congressmen Chris Stewart and Seth Moulton. In our last episode, we discussed the role each of these congressmen played in the creation of this new program, the importance and willingness to deal with mental health struggles, their goals and benefits they anticipate with the new hotline number and what it can provide and advocate for mental health. We’ll resume today’s talk by discussing the details and services available with this new 988 3-digit crisis hotline number and how this service can open conversations about mental wellness. This national hotline will help reduce suicide rates and ideally provide specific responses for those in a mental health crisis. And subsequently we're going to anticipate better outcomes for those with mental health needs. While the 988 3-digit number is not established yet, it is scheduled to deploy in 2022.

For more information about 988 3-digit hotline, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/suicide-prevention-hotline or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

If you are in a Crisis and need help, please call:
SAMSHA National Helpline 1-800-622-HELP (4357) or by texting TalkWithUs to 66746, for Veterans please text, 838255, or visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/
Help prevent suicide with the National Suicide Prevention 24/7 Lifeline, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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