988, Youth and Adult Mobile Crisis Service

What number do you call when you need police, fire or emergency medical services? You call 911. But, when you or someone you know has an emotional or mental health crisis, which number do you call? Hope has a new number, and it’s 988, which can be called from anywhere in the United States. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a direct three-digit call/text and chat service that is helping millions of Americans, including thousands of CT residents, of all ages access support and services when experiencing any emotional and mental health crisis, not only thoughts of suicide. This 988 service is helping end stigma toward those seeking or accessing mental healthcare, and ensures that someone experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis has someone to talk to, someone to respond, and somewhere to go. It also reduces the use of law enforcement and other safety resources for these types of crises, and reduce healthcare spending with more cost-effective early intervention. The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will provide an overview of the CT 988 Contact Center located at the United Way of CT/211, and information on the crisis service system advancements within the youth and adult mobile emergency crisis services available to CT residents.



Tuesday, April 9, 2024
10:00am - 11:00am
DLD Online Webinar
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