The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 became a public law on October 17, 2020. The act designates a three digit number, 9-8-8, as the universal number for the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system. Read about the legislation here.
Using anonymously submitted tips from the public as well as those reported through major social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (which all work closely with most local and federal law enforcement), the C4 Unit specifically is able to keep a watchful eye on the city through cameras and monitor posts. This is helpfulContinue reading “Hartford, Connecticut “C4 Unit””
The Garret Lee Smith Memorial Act provides funding for youth suicide prevention programs. Funding is set aside for campuses, states, tribes, U.S. territories to develop, assess, and enhance early intervention and suicide prevention programs. Read the summary here. Read the full legislation here.
Say Something is a 24/7 anonymous reporting system that allows you to “submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. You can do this by reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions and harassment” (Suicidal behaviors, conversations of gun violence, etc.). A crisis center willContinue reading “Say Something Anonymous Report”
Mental Health America (MHA) works with stakeholders to design policy recommendations that advance (a) prevention for all individuals, (b) identification and intervention for at risk individuals and (c) cohesive services while focusing on recovery as the goal. Visit their website to see their recommendations here.