Author Archives for Comms Team

Statement Regarding the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act Receiving Congressional Approval

We thank Congress for its leadership in passing the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act at this crucial time. It is vital, now more than ever, to ensure mental health crisis services are easily accessible. Vibrant Emotional Health administers the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, and knows from experience that a national three-digit phone number will expand… View Article Published on - September 21, 2020 7:17 pm Published by -

Congress Approves National Suicide Prevention Designation Act

The U.S. Congress today, September 21st, 2020, approved the adoption of 988, the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is an important development for mental health and crisis services nationwide. Vibrant Emotional Health released the following statement regarding this important development: Our Statement Regarding the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act Receiving… View Article Published on - September 21, 2020 7:10 pm Published by -

A Message from President and CEO Kimberly Williams

Thank you for supporting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As the administrator of the Lifeline, we’re grateful that you are an important part of the Vibrant Emotional Health community. Your generosity, along with donors across all of Vibrant’s programs, provided valuable resources that has allowed us to extend our reach to ensure that everyone can… View Article Published on - August 31, 2020 11:09 pm Published by -

Leading by Example: Cassandra Rivera

Helping others has always been important to Cassandra Rivera. Over the span of her 19 years as a mental health clinician, she has worked with a wide-ranging population, including families, individuals with substance abuse issues, children, and teens, and now as the Program Director for Vibrant’s Older Adult Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. As a… View Article Published on - August 28, 2020 7:20 pm Published by -

A Message from President and CEO Kimberly Williams

Thank you for being an important part of the Vibrant Emotional Health community over the past year. As a generous donor, you provided valuable resources that allowed us to extend our reach to ensure that everyone can achieve emotional well-being. I am grateful for your trust, confidence, and investment in our work. As we prepare… View Article Published on - August 26, 2020 1:40 pm Published by -

Help When it’s Needed Most: The National Disaster Distress Hotline

Barbara, a restaurant worker who was feeling extreme stress and anxiety for her family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recently reached out for support to the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), administered by Vibrant. She shared that she is especially worried for her young children and was longing for safer times. In addition to the safety… View Article Published on - August 26, 2020 1:36 pm Published by -

Crisis Emotional Care Team Expansion

An important part of achieving our mission is supporting emotional resilience within communities following disasters, emergencies, or localized crisis events. With the country only just beginning to understand the long-term mental health implications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Vibrant is broadening the reach of our Crisis Emotional Care Team to ensure individuals and communities across America… View Article Published on - August 26, 2020 1:29 pm Published by -

Vibrant Emotional Health and The Coalition for Behavioral Health Launch the NYC Frontline Essential Workers (FEW) Hotline

Vibrant Emotional Health and The Coalition for Behavioral Health are proud to announce a brand-new emotional and mental health support line for New York City health and behavioral healthcare workers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NYC Frontline Essential Workers (FEW) Hotline is free, confidential and available to all New York City… View Article Published on - August 17, 2020 3:22 pm Published by -

Statement on the FCC’s Unanimous Vote to Designate 988 as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number

We thank Chairman Pai and the FCC for their leadership in designating a new, nationwide, three-digit number – 988 – for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is a vital step forward that will increase accessibility of support services for individuals experiencing mental health distress. It will help save lives. America now needs Congress to… View Article Published on - July 16, 2020 3:54 pm Published by -

FCC Designates National 988 Number for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Today, the FCC designated 988 as the new nationwide number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a vital development for mental health and crisis services across the United States. Vibrant Emotional Health released the following statement regarding this important development: Vibrant Emotional Health Statement on the FCC’s Unanimous Vote to Designate 988 as the National… View Article Published on - July 15, 2020 9:41 pm Published by -