mental health services

What You Should Know About the New 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Line

  On July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline officially became the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The service also launched a new quick dial hotline number for California residents. Californians can now call or text 9-8-8 any time of day, seven days a week, to reach trained counselors who can help with mental health or substance abuse crises. Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a Los Angeles-based mental health services provider and a leader in whole-person mental health care and suicide prevention for nearly 80 years and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) were the two

Epidemic of Missing Black Girls Continues to Stump Authorities, Frustrate Parents

“One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city ,” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.”