The New 988 Mental Health Hotline is Live!
Every week, I try to share tips to improve your health, to get you where you want to be with your personal health. This week, I’d like to call your attention to the importance of mental health. This pandemic has taken its toll on so many people. On July 16h the universal mental health crisis hotline 988 went live across the nation. The idea is to put people who call 988 in touch with a trained crisis counselor, who in many cases can help de-escalate the situation over the phone or direct the caller to additional mental health support. The primary goal is to make it easier for people to call for help. The Biden administration has invested more then 400 million dollars in increasing crisis centers and other mental health services to support the 988 system. This is the first step in changing access to mental health, so please if you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis, it’s just a call away, 988. Please share this video and spread the word! As always, I’m here to help you be the healthiest version of yourself here at The Medicine Shoppe. Stay safe and have a great week.