988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: An Introduction
John P. Duggan, EdD and James Wright
Effective as of July 16, 2022, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is the national network of local crisis centers that will provide confidential emotional support to individuals experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The 998 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of over 200 local crisis centers to include services in one’s local community and resources that meet national standards and best practices (The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, 2022). This CE provides professional counselors with an overview of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Dr. John Duggan from the Center for Counseling Practice, Policy, and Research at the American Counseling Association, interviews James Wright, LPC, Chief of Crisis Center Operations at the SAMSHA Office of the Assistant Secretary, to discuss the 988 Lifeline.
1.Outline what services and resources are available through the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
2.Summarize the collaborative efforts of federal, state, and local involvement in the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
3.Discuss the professional counselors’ role in responding to the need for suicide prevention and crisis services.
1 NBCC Hours; 1 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 1 NY Hours; 1 Ethics Hours