July 31, 2023
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • More than 4 million people have called the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline since it launched last July, but a new poll from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) found that 82 percent of Americans remain unaware of the 911 alternative for mental health crises. Thus far, the Biden-Harris administration has invested $1 billion in the effort, much of which has gone into hiring crisis counselors and developing systems of support at the local and state levels. Now, NAMI’s chief advocacy officer says she is looking for funding dedicated to raising awareness. (Articles here and here)