988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Centers: $200 million in New Capacity Building Funding Available

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." 

An effective crisis response capacity is important in every community. How may we support your organization and community in this response effort? 

Did you know we support crisis/988 lines, 211s, disability and aging service agencies, social determinants, veterans, VOAD, kinship care, migrant services, education, health, and pet and animal welfare organizations across the country? Not to mention the most advanced disaster relief systems available. All on one multi-partner, multi-program platform to reduce your technology costs.

Our work in Community Information Exchange is unparalleled, with the only API Builder in the market, now moving a billion fields of data between various technology platforms systems every day. Who could we connect to your 988 service - other community services providers, local health organizations, or area mobile crisis units?

Now, that we have your coordinated care wheels turning, let us know what solution works best for your local collaborative soon.