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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Transitions to 988

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As America faces a mental health crisis, the need for suicide prevention services is more imperative than ever. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has further exacerbated the need to improve access to crisis intervention services. Denise Johnson, LCSW-C.

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Why the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a Big Deal for Social Workers

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By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA. On July 16, 2022, after two years of preparation since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved its implementation, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline system became a reality.

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Social Workers: The Backbone of Reimagined 988 Emergency Crisis Services

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By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA. W hen the National 988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline goes into effect July 16, 2022, it will probably be the most significant public policy initiative impacting behavioral healthcare since the Medicaid expansion.

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News Items – December 22, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Isabel Logan is a member of NASW-CT: Winning Over Skeptics: More Police Departments Enlist Social Workers For Crisis Intervention. LCSW , and signed on in the fall of 2021. News Items – December 22, 2022.

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A Proportional Response

Social Work Tech

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably survived a crisis or 3. For right now, it’s in place and our clients can continue developing coping skills and receiving the support they need to manage and overcome this crisis. Ignacio Pacheco, MSW, LCSW.

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Social Workers: The Backbone of Reimagined 988 Emergency Crisis Services

Social Work Blog

When the National 988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline goes into effect July 16, 2022, it will probably be the most significant public policy initiative impacting behavioral healthcare since the Medicaid expansion. Developing uniform national crisis response and crisis service standards and.

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News Items – December 2, 2021

Social Workers Speak

I have not seen it like this’: Shortage of foster homes in Idaho reaches crisis point. The West Hollywood based Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, had worked with Democratic House Minority Leader Rep. Sinema gets thumbs down from students in petition to terminate her ASU contract.

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News Items – April 8, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Melissa Webb is a member: 40 Under 40: Melissa Webb, LCSW, Clinical Director, Red Rock Psychological Health. But it also illustrates the challenges for transit agencies like New York’s as they seek to address a seemingly intractable crisis that sits well outside the bounds of their missions. Mental Crisis Calls To Be Handled By New Social Worker Position. Having a mental health crisis in our city should not be a death sentence,” Holmberg told WBEZ.