We are pleased to pass on this news:
"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), today announced more than $200 million in new funding for states, territories, and tribes to build local capacity for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and related crisis services."
Visionlink is pleased to support 988 systems with advanced technology and tremendously flexible, easy-to-use tools and assessments available as part of our advanced Crisis Care Management module on Visionlink's Community Operating System® or, CommunityOS™.
Suicide remains a top contender for the leading cause of death for people aged 10-14 and 25-34 years. Tens of millions of people ages 18 and older have serious thoughts of suicide. The American Association of Suicidology reminds us "that after speaking with a trained crisis counselor, most 988 Lifeline callers are significantly more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful."