A behavioral health crisis needs a behavioral health response. 988 was established to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing crisis behavioral health care needs. 988 will provide easier access to related behavioral health crisis resources, which are distinct from 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, ﬁre, and police as needed). This presentation will provide an introduction to the 988 system.
Intro to the 988 Crisis Line
Emily Everhart MA LMHC
Emily Everhart, MA, LMHC graduated from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. Emily is trained in Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, CRAFT, DBT, and EMDR. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (M.I.N.T.) and is a Certified Grief Informed Professional (C.G.P.). She has worked in residential and outpatient facilities – primarily with clients with extensive trauma histories. Emily is particularly passionate about helping clients to cultivate successful relationships in their daily lives, a healthy relationship to grief, and holistic recovery from addictions (process and substance.) She has extensive experience working with clients that utilize medication-assisted therapies and is grounded in a harm reduction approach to substance abuse. In addition to working individually with clients, she also enjoys clinical and psychoeducation group work. She brings a patient sense of humor to her work with clients and sees therapy as a highly collaborative process.