Mental Health Crisis Response

Working Together: How 988, Crisis Response, and EMS Can Improve Community Care

This recorded webinar, hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS in collaboration with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), discusses challenges and opportunities for collaboration between EMS and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988) that launched in July 2022.


  • Kate Elkins, NHTSA Office of EMS
  • Daniel Gerard, International Association of EMS Chiefs
  • Richard McKeon, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Sean Caffrey, National EMS Management Association
  • Jodie Chinn, Gunnison Regional 911 Authority
  • Kimberly Behounek, Gunnison Valley Health
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