America’s Heroes Group podcast, episode 338, covers the new 988 hotline and how it will support individuals who experience a mental health emergency. Gigi Crowder, the Executive Director of NAMI Contra Costa in California, joins us for this episode.
“This is replacing the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, which was ten didgits and pretty difficult for individuals to remember,” Crowder explained. “Now when a person dials 988 it will take them directly to crisis counselors.”
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
America Heroes Group’s mission is to honor and respect the relentless commitment, ultimate sacrifice, and unwavering dedication of our retired Veterans and Active Service members thereby empowering and transforming their lives as they age in place and reacclimate back into society through identifying and positioning local and national communities as military friendly.