988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Now Active Across the United States!
Watch the webinar here!
In this Webinar:
This free webinar will address how the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline works and answer these vital questions:
– What happens when people call, text, or chat with 988?
– How does reaching out to the 988 Lifeline assist a person thinking about suicide ?
– Can someone who is not suicidal contact the 988 Lifeline ?
– What happens with the previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255)?
– What has been the impact of the Lifeline?
– How are 988 Lifeline crisis counselors trained to provide support, and connect people to resources if necessary?
– How can I get involved as acrisis counselor or help support 988?
We welcome your questions for this important conversation!
This is a free webinar. THERE ARE NO CEs FOR THIS WEBINAR.
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About the Presenters:
Shye Louis, M.Ed., currently serves as the Interim Sr. Director of the Standards, Training and Practices Division at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline where she oversees the Lifeline’s clinical best practices, training, clinical technologies and research & evaluation teams.
She has worked for in the field of suicide/crisis intervention and information & referral since 1989, serving in capacities ranging from volunteer crisis counselor through contact center director. She has served in leadership roles for crisis centers ranging from small, single-county rural settings, to multi-county urban programs, to national crisis programs. Shye is experienced in service delivery, training, and management of crisis services in many different service modalities including phone, face-to-face, online chat and text.
Laura Evans works to support innovative community programs including the state-of-the-art National Suicide Prevention Lifeline which is administered by Vibrant Emotional Health. Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City, Vibrant Emotional Health has delivered groundbreaking community wellness programs for over 50 years. In this role, she oversees a portfolio that includes many facets of healthcare policy, including suicide prevention, appropriations, and telecommunications. Prior to her current role, Laura served as the State Government Affairs Manager for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. With over 10 years of experience in health policy, Laura is proud to have begun her career in the Ohio General Assembly as a legislative aide.