Increase the use of non-punitive and supportive crisis intervention services.

We must establish and invest in a comprehensive crisis response system—supporting state efforts to set up best practices for crisis intervention and stabilization—with trained professionals (e.g., mobile crisis units, peer supports, and respite centers) to safely and compassionately respond to people in crisis.

Dr. Brian Hepburn

Priority 3 Calls to Action

Priority 3 is one of six strategic imperatives the National Response has identified to help transform mental health and suicide prevention nationwide in the wake of the pandemic and beyond. The related Priority 3 calls to action that follow were developed by the National Response Steering Committee in order to foster a comprehensive and impactful response to the significant mental health and suicide prevention needs associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Priority 3 Calls to Action


Please visit this page often for progress updates and for information on how you can get involved.  

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