Forthcoming legislation would increase interagency coordination for mental health crises
On Dec. 30, 2020, state troopers responded to a 911 report of a possibly suicidal person standing on the edge of an Interstate 80 overpass in Monroe County. That person was 19-year-old Christian Hall, an Asian American, who, amidst a mental health crisis, was shot three times by police that day after he refused officers’ […]
Memorize the 988 hotline number. You’ll save a life | Opinion
It should be as important as your Social Security number or your phone number.
Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done
In Pennsylvania, 988 will connect callers and texters to one of the commonwealth’s 13 crisis call centers for support. In communities where mobile crisis mental health teams are available, the call centers can dispatch those teams to “provide on-site support and interventions,” according to DHS.