From the Abstract: "Recent dramatic increases in federal funding for mental health care and addiction treatment have created significant new opportunities to expand access to behavioral healthcare. At the same time, designation of a three-digit nationwide crisis hotline (988) has highlighted the need for increased crisis call center capacity and crisis stabilization services in most communities. Development of statewide crisis stabilization systems that provide support through call centers, mobile crisis teams, and crisis stabilization centers can provide an essential framework for improving connections to needed services and supports while simultaneously decreasing reliance on emergency departments and law enforcement. Unprecedented increases in federal block grants and increased Medicaid support for mobile crisis and home and community-based services offer states a multi-faceted opportunity to significantly improve care for individuals experiencing mental health or addiction crises. This paper discusses the following recent developments and implications for improving access to crisis stabilization services."
Technical Assistance Collaborative Paper No. 8
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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