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National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

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We are supporting the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) in its efforts with the US government to convene hundreds of national stakeholders around planning and implementation of 988, the first three-digit number for the national suicide prevention and crisis line. Together with NASMHPD, the US government, and other national experts, we developed tools to assess system readiness and prepare for the transition to 988, including a set of playbooks that include "how-to" approaches and case examples for local providers, contact centers, state agencies, and others. There are opportunities to catalyze similar multistakeholder partnerships on crisis care globally.

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988: Three digits and the nationwide effort to help millions in crisis

– Through the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and other efforts, McKinsey Health Institute is helping develop a community-based approach to crisis care across the United States.

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Helping people across the world achieve the best possible brain health by strengthening cognitive function, improving mental health, and effectively preventing and treating mental, neurological, and substance use disorders

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