A new 9-1-1 for mental health is on the way

 

Source: Rachel Roubein, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

Come July, Americans experiencing a mental health crisis can press three digits on their phones, “9-8-8,” and reach the suicide prevention hotline. 

The new, easy-to-use number is being billed as the “911” for mental health care. It’s a dramatic revamp of the system that builds on the current crisis line, where Americans can call, text or online chat call centers nationwide and receive counseling.

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