June 22, 2022

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to Launch July 16

Starting July 16, 9-8-8 will be the new direct, three-digit line to trained National Suicide Prevention Lifeline counselors, opening the door for millions of Americans to seek the help they need. Those who call or text 9-8-8 will be connected to trained counselors through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's network.

Webinar: To better understand how this change affects emergency medicine, watch the on-demand webinar featuring Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, a leading suicide prevention researcher, John Draper, PhD, executive director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Tony Ng, MD, chair of the Coalition of Psychiatric Emergencies.

Podcast: ACEP Frontline host Dr. Ryan Stanton talks with John Draper, executive direction of the Lifeline, about the implications of this new lifeline and how it could affect emergency medicine.

Map: See how your state is preparing for the launch of 988.

Playbook: This SAMHSA resource helps assess and improve your institution's readiness for the launch of this new lifeline.


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