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. Visit our legislative page to learn more.
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
Review the report out deck here.
Advocacy continues in this area and progress in this area will be posted.