New 988 mental health hotline launches Saturday across US -- What we know
Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies will soon be easy as 9-8-8. Starting Saturday, the new three-digit crisis hotline will launch across the United States, routing callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Michigan schools to have suicide prevention resources on IDs
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan public schools will be required to put a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards, under a law signed by Gov. Schools will be required to provide a suicide hotline number that is accessible at all times. The bill also requires the state health department to provide information about mental health and suicide if schools request it. “Printing the number for a 24/7 hotline directly on student identification cards means the information is always close at hand and available. Wisconsin took matters a step further, requiring all public schools and universities to have suicide hotline numbers printed on student ID cards.
Michigan receives $4.35M in funding to address suicide in adult men
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) received funding to address suicide in adult men. The funding is worth $4.35 million and will be used over the next five years. More than 48,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2018, according to the CDC. READ: Suicide prevention support and mental health resources available in USOfficials said two-thirds of suicide deaths in Michigan are adult men. The funding will go toward the MDHHS program Preventing Suicide in Michigan Men (PRiSSM) and will work to reduce the number of deaths and attempts among men ages 25 and older.