Topic: Session 1 of Rising Practices & Policies in our Workforce - Launching 988: What Do We Need to Know and How Might It Go?
Hosted By: Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM ChST
Description: Join us for a panel discussion about how school and mental health leaders from our region are preparing their workforce for the launch of 988, the new National Suicide Prevention Hotline. On July 16, 2022, a three-digit, national mental health crisis hotline (mandated by the federal government in October 2020) will launch nationwide. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. The expansion of the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline program to effectively triage, respond, and stabilize individuals experiencing a mental health crisis will require significant workforce expansion and training. This session invites regional 988 implementers to share opportunities and challenges during this transition.
Location: via Zoom