We are pleased to share that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has rolled out a new 988 website today – available at samhsa.gov/988. The 988 website is designed to serve as your one-stop-shop for 988 resources from SAMHSA.
Notably, we want to make sure you're aware that the site contains a 988 partner toolkit. The partner toolkit is intended for SAMHSA's 988 implementation partners (crisis call centers, state mental health programs, substance use treatment providers, behavioral health systems, and others) to provide key messages, FAQs, and more information about what 988 is and how it will work.
Although the transition to 988 happens on July 16th, SAMHSA is making these materials available now to facilitate partner efforts for collaborative and aligned 988 communication planning. These materials are designed to cover the basics of 988 and provide a strong foundation from which partners can build for their audience-specific needs. SAMHSA welcomes partner efforts in building off of these, testing with specific audiences, and sharing those learnings with each other.
In the weeks and months to come, SAMHSA will be adding more tools and resources to the 988 website, so please bookmark it and come back often!
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration