Why I Won’t Recommend 988 (Again) as a Crisis and Suicide Prevention Resource

Of Medium/Vic Welle“Many people might be surprised to learn that I don’t recommend 988, the new ‘mental health 911’ number, as a resource for people in emotional distress or having suicidal thoughts. After all, I spent past years as a peer support worker, using my own lived experience of healing from trauma as a way to connect with and support people struggling with emotional distress. people who are contemplating suicide, recovering from traumatic events and going through an emotional crisis Why would I not are you excited to promote a new resource for people to access mental health support?

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