Suicide Prevention

Aug 22, 2022
Stress has always been present in our lives, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it reached new levels for many groups of people.
Jul 18, 2022
In 2020, Congress designated 988 as an easy to remember 3-digit dialing, texting, and chat code to assist people experiencing mental health and/or substance use emergencies. 988 will complement the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is currently answered by over 200 local crisis…
Jul 18, 2022
988 is a newly Federally designated number that, as of July 16, will connect with the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). When fully implemented, the 988 number will offer crisis response services including stabilization, mobile team dispatch, and connections to follow-up…
Jul 15, 2022
The 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline July 16 will complete its transition to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, meaning individuals experiencing a suicide, mental health or substance use crisis can simply call, chat or text 988 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Jul 11, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has expanded its toolkit to help health care providers and others prepare for the July 16 launch of 988, the new phone number for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or a mental health or substance use crisis.
May 13, 2022
The phone, text and chat line begins July 16 and seeks caring people to serve as crisis counselors.
Feb 15, 2022
Statement of the American Hospital Association to the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate “Protecting Youth Mental Health: Part II - Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Care” February 15, 2022
Dec 13, 2021
Since the onset of the pandemic, we have seen an increase in stress anxiety. depression, substance use and elevated numbers of suicidal ideation.
Nov 18, 2021
The AHA has released its next People Matter, Words Matter poster, which can be downloaded, shared and hung in clinical, office or other care settings.
Nov 17, 2021
The AHA has received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help prevent suicide among hospital and health system workers, and seeks input from members on emerging approaches.