The State of Washington is currently working to redesign the crisis system throughout the state and for the implementation of 988 – a national behavioral health crisis line to connect individuals and families in crisis with the help and support they need.
Community Members who are interested in the needs of rural communities are invited to participate in a community forum to explore the needs of rural communities as the crisis system is being redesigned.
Crisis service topics with an emphasis on rural community needs will include:
• Strengths, gaps, and opportunities of the current crisis services
• Critical components of a crisis response system in rural communities
• Critical linkages and practices to other inter-dependent systems (e.g. 911)
• Other topics