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The States Respond To Crisis

The 988 crisis line has been up and running for a little over a year. Owned by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and funded through two, five-year SAMHSA grants to the tune of $48 million, the program is at once national in its marketing, state-based in its funding, and local in its administration. And these distinctions can lead to variable applications of the crisis lines on a state-by-state basis. The implication for provider organizations is that …

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