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  • 988 marks first anniversary

    Katie Allen|Jul 13, 2023

    July 16 marks one year since the country transitioned to 988 as the easy-to-remember number to connect with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). Congress designated 988 in 2020 and the Lifeline transitioned to the 3-digit number July 16, 2022. The transition to 988 is an important step forward and offers an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and transform crisis care in our country. Data for the months following the transition to 988 continue to show an increase in overall calls,...

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    Katie Allen, Community Prevention Specialist|May 19, 2022

    Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed here in the US since 1949, but it seems like we mostly haven’t paid attention to it because maybe it didn’t apply to us – or so we thought. We’re fine. Our family is fine. Our neighbors are fine. Even if we aren’t, we sure don’t talk about it. That is where we’ve failed ourselves and each other. The brain is a pretty important part of our body, wouldn’t you say? For example, it keeps us breathing without thinking about it. That’s super handy. It also helps us process, well, pretty much every...