Transition to 988 Offers Opportunity to Transform Crisis Care

PSYCHIATRIC NEWS American Psychiatric Association

The three-digit hotline for psychiatric crises, 988, goes live in July. Several states have passed laws to fund and fundamentally overhaul crisis services, but others need to act now.
They are transported to the emergency department in handcuffs, often injured, sometimes pepper sprayed. In the midst of a psychiatric emergency, these individuals or their loved ones called 911 for help, and the police responded.