Answering the Call, Part 1: America’s New Mental Health Crisis Line

Starting July 16, 2022, anyone in the U.S. experiencing a mental health crisis will be able to dial 988 for help. We explore what it will take for this new nationwide hotline to meet the needs of millions of people struggling with suicide, addiction and mental illness.


Andrea Harrison, Helpline Specialist, First Choice Services

Madhuri Jha, LCSW, MPH, Director, Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, Morehouse School of Medicine

Ben Miller, PsyD, President, Well Being Trust

Hannah Wesolowski, MPA, Chief Advocacy Officer, National Alliance on Mental Illness

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