KY Receives Health Grant Funding

Governor Andy Beshear has announced the state has received $340,000 in grant funding to assist with planning and logistics for the nationwide transition to a simplified behavioral health crisis line known as 988.Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), gave the funding to Kentucky. Beshear says a simplified, three-digit national hotline creates access to mental health care similar to that available for physical health through the 911 system and represents the next giant step in reducing stigma for those at risk or in need of behavioral health services and care.In July 2022, the new 988 hotline will become the national dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, replacing the current phone number of 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Source: MG News

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