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How to Prepare for a Mental Health Helpline

September 10, 2021 – The Line opinion panel talks about a proposed mental health hotline, which will be implemented next year after then-President Trump signed a bipartisan bill at the end of his term to create a three-digit help line, allowing people living with mental illness to dial 9-8-8 in a crisis. New Mexico is in the process of planning its rollout. 

Gene Grant 

Line Guests: 
Eric Griego, former state senator  
Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter  
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator 

For More Information:  
New Law Creates Mental Health Crisis Line – NPR (October 2020) 
State Officials Ask for Public Help on Behavioral Health LineSanta Fe New Mexican 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 
New Mexico Crisis “Warm Line” – 1-855-662-7474