Like a physical health crisis, a mental health crisis can be devastating for individuals, families and communities. Too often, that experience is met with delay, detainment and even denial of service that can all add to a person’s trauma history. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Crisis Now model shows communities how to invest in a crisis response and continuum of services that works, in a partnership with hospitals and law enforcement, where those entities attend to their core missions instead of being the de facto, patchwork response. Watch this YouTube video to learn more.
“The Promise of 988: A New Model for Behavioral Health Crisis,” will be presented at the 2022 WSHA Annual Meeting on Oct. 17 as a keynote session available to in person and virtual attendees. (Valerie Aussem)