Psychiatry Tech presents Future Of Mental Health 9-8-8: The New Crisis Hotline
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We all know that the US is in a mental health crisis. Fortunately, 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This will signify that mental health is as important as physical health, and is expected to greatly increase use of the hotline.
This week’s guest is Kimberly A. Williams, the President and CEO of the Vibrant Emotional Health, a nonprofit organization which reaches over 2.5 million people each year to help them achieve emotional well-being through high quality, innovative programs. As CEO, Williams has overseen the expansion of Vibrant’s premier programs they administer, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Disaster Distress Helpline, and NYC Well, New York City’s leading edge, multi-lingual, multi-modal contact center program that responds around the clock to the mental health needs of over 300,000 New Yorkers every year.
Join Marjorie Morrison and Patrick J. Kennedy for an in-depth discussion with Kim Williams on the 988 rollout and Vibrant’s other initiatives.
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