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Implementing 988 to Strengthen Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Insights and Lessons Learned So Far


2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST | September 22, 2022

The new dialing code 988, which provides direct access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Veterans Crisis Line, is expected to increase mental health and suicide prevention support across the nation. This webinar will provide insight into national policy issues impacting 988 and a deep state-focused dive on 988 implementation in Nebraska. The goal of the webinar is to help those working on 988 implementation gain insight into shared learnings as states and others think through their own processes and equity considerations.  

Attend this webinar to:

  • Understand 988 implementation
  • Learn about policy and equity issues impacting 988 implementation from a broad national perspective
  • Obtain practical guidance on lessons learned through a state focused perspective
  • Gain insight into equity issues impacting rural communities


April Shaw, J.D., Ph.D., Senior Staff Attorney – Network for Public Health Law, Northern Region Office


  • Jordan Pantalone, B.A., Manager, State Policy, Vibrant Emotional Health
  • Michelle Nunemaker, Program Specialist and System of Care Administrator, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health
  • Kyle Kinney, M.S., Program Manager – Nebraska Family Helpline & 988 NE, Boys Town