Running Towards the Emotional Recovery “Finish Line”

By Christian Burgess, LMSW, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline, Vibrant Emotional Health I’m the Director of the Disaster Distress Helpline, the nation’s only 24/7 crisis hotline dedicated to providing year-round access to immediate crisis counseling and support for survivors, loved ones of victims, emergency responders, and anyone in the U.S. and territories struggling with distress during… View Article

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline LGBTQ+ Pilot Now 24/7 with Text and Chat

Vibrant Emotional Health is excited to announce that, starting Monday, March 6, 2023, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline LGBTQ+ pilot line is now available 24/7 by texting 988 and by chat at https://988lifeline.org/chat/) in addition to the “press 3” option available by phone 24/7. Prior to this, chat and text were only available from… View Article

Vibrant’s Statement on the Release of the Traumatic Tyre Nichols Footage

Following the release this weekend of the video footage of the horrific and tragic killing of Tyre Nichols by the Memphis Police Department in Tennessee, Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant) acknowledges the compounding trauma of seeing and hearing police murders of Black people unfold over and over. The appalling and senseless incident on January 7, 2023… View Article

Vibrant’s Statement on the FY23 Omnibus Appropriations Package

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Omnibus Appropriations Package, which includes two key provisions for suicide prevention. First, the FY23 Labor, HHS, Education bill includes over $500M in funding for suicide prevention activities. And second, the bill includes the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act, which reauthorizes and expands the… View Article

Supporting Native American and Alaska Native Mental Health

This page is regularly updated with new resources and information. According to SAMHSA, nearly one fifth (18.7%) of Native American and Alaska Native adults experienced mental illness in 2019. Additionally, suicide rates amongst Native American and Alaska Native adolescents are over double the rate of white adolescents. This community faces many complicated, interrelated challenges that… View Article

Supporting Latine Mental Health

This page is regularly updated with new resources and information. The Latine community is very diverse and includes people from several different nations. The word typically refers to individuals from Spanish-speaking countries, especially those of Latin America. Furthermore, while the Latine community may share a language and various attributes, it is important to acknowledge that… View Article

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 LGBTQ2SIA+ Community with Resources and Support

Pride Month is a wonderful time to show up for the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. While support for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans/Transgender, 2Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQ2SIA+) has steadily improved since Stonewall, there are still barriers that can cause LGBTQ2SIA+ 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