988 suicide prevention number: There’s a new national hotline for mental health. How will we pay for it?
The mental health version of 911 is set to launch nationwide next month with hopes it will be a game changer for suicide prevention and other emergencies, but some mental health professionals worry they will not be ready to handle the anticipated flood of calls.
With suicide rates on the rise due to pandemic, these are the signs to look for in your loved ones
HOUSTON – Suicides and depression are another side effect from the coronavirus pandemic, psychologists from Menninger Clinic say. “Feeling at the end of their rope and so isolated without any means of soothing themselves,” explained Dr. Cory Walker of the Menninger Clinic. Kevin Briggs teamed up to help end the stigma and help families take action to save lives. Both Briggs and Walker agree that if reaching out to a loved one first doesn’t provoke a response, call police for a welfare check. “I think it takes even more courage to come back and face everything.”