Tag Archives: suicide prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Transitions to 988

3D Isometric Flat Vector Conceptual Illustration of Mental Health Hotline

As America faces a mental health crisis, the need for suicide prevention services is more imperative than ever. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is ranked as the second primary cause of death in young people among the ages of 10 to 34 and the tenth most frequent cause of death in the United States. Since 1999, ... Read More »

Social Workers: The Backbone of Reimagined 988 Emergency Crisis Services

Female suffering headache, not indifferent man calling ambulance, first aid

By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA When the National 988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline goes into effect July 16, 2022, it will probably be the most significant public policy initiative impacting behavioral healthcare since the Medicaid expansion. While 988, the new congressionally mandated three-digit calling code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, was originally conceptualized as a national standardized system for ... Read More »

Join Veterans Affairs #BeThere Campaign during Suicide Prevention Month in September

Photo courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Department of Veterans Affairs, one of the largest employers of social workers, this month is running a #BeThere suicide prevention campaign for veterans and service members. The campaign offers tips we can all do to prevent people from dying by suicide. Here are other Suicide Prevention Month resources social workers that may interest ... Read More »

2016 Social Work Month Multimedia Contest: Louisiana National Guard Suicide Prevention

During National Social Work Month in March the National Association of Social Workers asked social workers to use media, including photos, videos, writings and spoken word, to express how they live up to this year’s theme “Forging Solutions Out of Challenges.” Here is a photo and essay entry from Angela Huval, MSW, LCSW about an initiative from the Louisiana National ... Read More »

Language Matters When People Talk About Suicide

Social workers play a key role in suicide prevention. As the nation commemorates National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13) the National Association of Social Workers talked to three of its members about why the language people use regarding suicide is so important and a recent The New Social Worker article on this issue. They are Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, associate ... Read More »

NASW Press Journals – Social Work, July 2008

Volume 53 Number 3 July 2008 Editorial 197 The Presidential Election Jorge Delva Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.197-198 Articles 199 Child Welfare Worker Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: A National Study Richard P. Barth; E. Christopher Lloyd; Sharon L. Christ; Mimi V. Chapman; Nancy S. Dickinson Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.199-209 Abstract The ... Read More »