988 crisis line looks to empower others through awareness and care
September 01, 2023
By: Sage Kelley
“As a nation, we are in a vast public health crisis when it comes to mental health,” Vincent Atchity, president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, said in a 988 review by The Association of Health Care Journalists. “There’s a pediatric state of emergency when it comes to mental health.”
There were 49,449 suicide deaths in the United States in 2022, increasing 2.6% from the previous year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.