On Demand: Overview of the SAMHSA Crisis Now Model, 988, and the GA Crisis & Access Line

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About this Resource: 

Given the ever-expanding inclusion of the term “crisis” by entities describing offerings that do not truly function as no-wrong-door safety net services, we must define what crisis services are and what they are not. Crisis services are for anyone, anywhere and anytime. In addition to 911 calls and support, law enforcement, and fire & rescue, crisis services include crisis lines, mobile crisis teams, and crisis receiving and stabilization facilities. Leaders from Behavioral Health Link and the Georgia Crisis and Access Line discuss key components of SAMHSA's Crisis Now Model, implications of 988, and a "crisis now model" in action using Georgia as an example. 

For additional information on crisis service availability in the Southeast and across the US, be sure to check out our related interactive data map: Suicide and Crisis Services Access.  


December 20, 2021
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