Meet some of the people whose lives were transformed with the help of Vibrant’s work and programs. Hear their stories, their words, and their voices, through these stories of hope and change.


988 Lifeline Transition Volume

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline successfully transitioned to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline on Saturday, July 16. As expected, volume over the transition week increased substantially. We are grateful that transitioning to 988 brought awareness of this resource, and more people sought support through the 988 Lifeline, and help was available. Full data for… View Article

Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community with Resources and Support

Pride Month is a wonderful time to show up for the LGBTQIA+ community. While support for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans/Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) has steadily improved since Stonewall, there are still barriers that can cause LGBTQIA+ individuals to not seek emotional support. They are at disproportionate risk for… View Article

Vibrant’s Statement on Mass Violence

As a national mental health nonprofit, Vibrant Emotional Health works every day to support people in emotional distress on their path to healing. Reportedly, there have been over 200 mass shootings in the United States this year alone. The numerous mass shootings over the past month, along with the ongoing pandemic, create a cumulative effect… View Article

How to Help Relieve Stress in 90 Seconds

Stress can appear suddenly and randomly. It can impact our relationships, influence our work, cause changes in sleeping habits, activate headaches, and lead to a variety of different outcomes. When our lives change or an unexpected event occurs, even if it is positive, it is often challenging to cope with our emotions and assess the… View Article

4 Practices for Building Your Self-Esteem Today

It’s not uncommon to desire higher self-esteem. We all want to walk around confidently in our own skin. However, maintaining a healthy level of self-esteem can sometimes feel challenging. Between work stress, the effects of past or present emotional stressors, day-to-day worries and everything else life throws at us, we might sometimes find it difficult… View Article

Trusted Emotional Health and Wellness Services You Should Know

Throughout the winter and into spring, our mental health can be impacted. Especially now, in the 24/7 media age with a global pandemic and graphic news headlines, many people are experiencing heightened anxiety and stress. While it’s not always realistic to control your environment, it is possible to control how and where you receive emotional… View Article

A Compassionate Presence in Times of Uncertainty: 10 Years of the Disaster Distress Helpline

By Lidija Hurni, M.S.Ed., LMFT Program Manager of the Disaster Distress Helpline Hope is the cornerstone of emotional recovery from disaster – hope that healing and rebuilding are possible. Since 2012, the national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) has worked to instill hope in thousands of individuals by promoting a sense of safety, calmness and connectedness… View Article

Volunteer Opportunities in Disaster Emotional Care

Following major disasters, concerned individuals often reach out to the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) seeking volunteer opportunities in providing emotional support to survivors, responders, and others impacted by the event. Christian Burgess, Director of the DDH, a program of SAMHSA administered by Vibrant Emotional Health, offers an overview of how anyone with an interest in… View Article

SAMHSA Notice of Funding

On December 20, SAMHSA announced further investment to prepare for the implementation of 988’s launch as the new dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The funding includes $105 million to states to build up staffing capacity, and $177 million to strengthen and expand the existing Lifeline network operations, infrastructure and capacity. As the… View Article