Answering the Call, Part 2: Struggling to Staff the Nation’s New Crisis Line
In Part 2 of our special series on 988, we explore the scramble to staff the country’s new mental health crisis line and the workforce lessons 988 can learn from 911.
Learn more about how 988 came to be, what’s at stake and what it will take to succeed in the first episode in our series.
Rebecca Neusteter, PhD, Executive Director, Health Lab, University of Chicago
Rita Salazar, 911 call-taker, Valley Communications Center
Michelle Lilly, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University
Jennifer Battle, MSW, Director of Access, Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Services
Lata Menon, MSW, CEO, First Choice Services
Courtney Colwell, 988 Program Manager, Volunteers of America Western Washington
Read a full transcript and dig deeper into all our coverage of 988 here.
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