988 Mental Health Hotline Having Difficulty Launching In States

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A new alternative to 911 is set to launch in July, specifically for mental health emergencies. The bipartisan law for the 988 hotlines was passed in 2020, but more than half of the states have not enacted legislation to fund the line. In South Carolina, the state went from having four to now one call center where they receive around 80 to 100 calls a day.

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  1. Did you ever think that maybe the person that chooses to end their life was making their decision the way they wanted to do it? Who are we to decide who gets to live and who doesn't get to live this has become such a ridiculous discussion. Most families of suicide victims had numerous numerous chances of at least trying to communicate or show love but instead they turn their back it all comes down to communication. Beyond that the world is already packed with enough hurting souls in this new number isn't going to change anything. Let's face it life is hard life can be very brutal and very cruel survival of the fittest. There's nothing more terrifying than having 10 cop cars 3 ambulances the fire truck all showing up at your house just because somebody got upset with somebody got their feelings hurt or somebody had a horrific childhood. Maybe some people should stop breeding that might help this crisis more than anything!

  2. 2 things.
    1. This can be fixed by merging all the centers around the country into 1. Like you can do the work from home stuff like other call centers so you get people all over. But merging it lowers the administration cost by a huge amount, federally only has to worry about it (like since it is 1 center it can be federally funded), and there is less problems like bouncing the call.
    2. This doesn't even come close to fixing the problem. Like the one lady said the people want to be herd. But the leading cause of this is money issues or stuck in poverty. A "I hear you and I understand you" doesn't fix this. In fact, the stuff they have at hand on what the person can use to help. A lot of times the person already knows this. Like as someone who is autistic, doesn't do drugs, doesn't drink, and have no other problem. There is an 85% chance of being unemployed even being college educated. LOOK IT UP!!! But in NC where I'm at, there is NO help. Like there is nothing for autistic adults almost anywhere. But even more in my state. And the only help you can get is SSI. But SSI at max only pays $700 a month, and if you have $2k (between clothes, a car which you use to try to get a job or work, etc) then you don't qualify and you are kicked off. The kicker is if you are under 25 years old you can get a special bank account with is a loop hole in this. BUT if you are over 25 then sucks to be you.

    I wish NBC News and other mainstream would cover that. That by fixing basic needs, it will dramatically reduce the rates based on the reasons given by people that want to off themselves or have tried. That the learn to code BS doesn't work, fully remote not taking off is hurting people, and if you are ever homeless it is completely impossible to get out of that without extreme luck or a good support network and housing first programs statistically has fixed that plus cost the gov far less. Like all people get is call this line, and the world's problems magically go away. When in reality that isn't the case.

  3. Nope. Not calling. Dont trust it. They most likely will send you away to a facility. Alot of people dont open up because locking us away is actually a scary thought so that is why people are too afraid to open up. We are afraid of how the public will react to how we feel. Thats why I am glad parents lose their kids to suicide. Suicide is the best punishment for parents. I wont be trusting this trash…

  4. This gives me the creeps. Any excuse not to make life better. What a sad commentary on how bad things are run that now you need a number solely for suicides. Let's get better people in charge. I called up the sheriff once just to ask for help with finding a place to live and the psychopath twisted my words to claim I told him I was suicidal!!!!! I said no such thing. You can't trust anyone in charge in this society anymore. Especially about something as delicate and private as 'menal health'. What creepery are they up to now.

  5. When it comes to Mental health, keep these things in mind… Sometimes the most basic stuff can drive someone nuts:
    -Have they had enough sleep in the last 48 Hours?
    -Have they spent a ton of time in traffic in the last 48?
    -Have they been intimate recently and reaching climax or whatever?
    -Have they had enough calories in the last 48 hours?
    -Has the state made their meds hard to get/not get at all?
    -Have they been able to bathe?
    -Are they using their phone too much? Keeping a laser focus on Bidet/Trumpfhy?
    -Are they in a bad relationship?
    (-Have they had any time to focus on religious beliefs or none at all?)


  6. "Thank you for calling Mental Health Hotline. Your business if important to us. The estimated wait time is 90 years."

  7. Ring ring…”please insert $4000 to speak to a mental health professional.” This countries healthcare is a freaking joke.

  8. 272 American mass shootings this year in the ONLY country on Earth that has school shootings .

    'Amend' means 'to change' or 'put right'. The US constitution has already been amended 27 times.

    Ban Americans from international travel to control the spread of stupidity and amend Amendment 2.

    American parents protest at school meetings about? A: School shootings B: Masks.

  9. republicans thinks we don't need mental health service, just more guns, so of course their funding is being cut, it's safe to say republicans are serial killers at this point

  10. LP reacted d ryt way, she is need of over drama, or over consider ations. She don't deserve *considerationsq. Lp പറഞ്ഞ പോലെ,, ജീവിതം തുടങ്ങിയല്ലേ ഉള്ളു, പഠിക്കട്ടെ.

  11. These crisis workers are FIRST RESPONDERS. All first responders deserve a high five or low six figure income.

  12. LP reacted d ryt way, she is Nelabarbyy.Uno need of over drama, or over consider ations. She don't deserve *considerationst. Lp പറഞ്ഞ പോലെ,, ജീവിതം തുടങ്ങിയല്ലേ ഉള്ളു, പഠിക്കട്ടെ.

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