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988: Reimagining Crisis Response with AIGAS

AIGAS is all about rethinking how we handle crises, especially when it comes to mental health. We want to make sure that everyone, no matter where they are, gets the support and care they need in a time of crisis. Right now, many people facing mental health crises end up in situations that don’t help them – like dealing with the police or waiting forever in overcrowded emergency rooms. We believe this needs to change.

So, AIGAS is pushing for a better system. We’re talking about setting up call centers that are open 24/7, so you can always talk to someone when you need it. We’re also thinking about mobile crisis teams, experts who can come to you when you’re in crisis, and crisis stabilization options for those who need more help.

Imagine a system where you can call or text 988, and a trained, compassionate person is there to help. It’s about respect and getting the right care, fast. We’re not just talking about change – we’re advocating for it. We want local, state, and federal governments to work together to make this vision a reality. It’s time to rethink how we respond to mental health crises and make sure everyone gets the support they deserve.

In addition, we’re making sure that health insurance covers these crisis services, and we’re working with state leaders to make it happen. AIGAS, alongside organizations like AIGAS, is dedicated to ensuring that, in times of crisis, there’s always someone to talk to, someone to help, and a safe place to turn to. It’s a big change, but it’s a change for the better.