Our nation is experiencing a mental health and suicide crisis; its time our emergency systems are set up to help.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to make 9-8-8 the national number for mental health crisis and suicide prevention. It’s important that the FCC hears from you to know how important an easy-to-use, 3-digit number for mental health emergencies is to our community.
Submit comments to the FCC here. You must enter “18-336” in the “Proceeding” section to comment or search "suicide".
Deadline to submit a comment is February 14, 2020.
Does your family or a family you know receive Early Intervention Services?
If so take a moment to Share Your Voice on the OCDEL Early Intervention Family Survey 2020. This survey is for families with children receiving Early Intervention services. Your responses will help guide efforts at the statewide and local levels to improve services and results for children and families.
Access the survey here.
As always remember that every time you take a few moments and share your experiences and suggestions you're paving the way for another family to receive better, more responsive services. Change takes time and many voices but you and your efforts can make a difference!