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AB 988 The Miles Hall Lifeline Act
In February 2021, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Assemblymember District 16, introduced legislation calling for a new three-digit phone line, 9-8-8, for suicide prevention and immediate, localized emergency response for individuals in mental health crisis by trained mental health professionals. This bill will designate crisis hotline centers to provide intervention 24/7 through call, chat, and text. These call centers will be able to deploy crisis services – such as mobile crisis teams and crisis stabilization services. To ensure long-term success, centers will also follow up with callers to ensure they receive ongoing care.
Families deserve a safe, effective alternative to 911 for mental health emergencies. Sign the petition to show your support!
Visit our legislative page to learn more about the Miles Hall Lifeline Act.
11/2020 - CONTRA COSTA VALUE STREAM MAPPING
We are pleased to report that the Contra Costa County Community Crisis Response Value Stream Mapping process, in which our members were part of the team, identified and prioritized these areas of focus for next steps:
Identifying a single number to call for behavioral health crisis response
Establishing a mobile crisis 24/7 response
Evaluating non-police mobile crisis team composition
Identifying alternate destinations for those experiencing behavioral health crisis
4/2/2021 The Community Crisis Response Rapid Improvement Public Report Out from the 11/20/20 Value Stream Mapping is here.
4/30/2021 Rapid Improvement Event 2: Testing and Developing Solutions report out is here.
6/11/2021 Rapid Improvement Event 3: Putting It All Together report out is here. The Miles Hall Community Crisis Hub is introduced.
Please visit the County's webpage for detailed information.