Legislative Briefing on 9-8-8 Implementation
|EveryMind held our annual Legislative Briefing on February 11th. Discussion focused on the transition of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number— 1-800-273-TALK— to 9-8-8, a much easier number to remember. Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congressman David Trone, State Senator Malcolm Augustine, Montgomery County Council President Gabe Albornoz, and Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard McKeon (SAMHSA), along with hotline directors from around the state, discussed the importance of the initiative, challenges around implementation, and what we can expect when 9-8-8 goes live.
If you were unable to join the discussion, a recording of the event is now available.