Only two of our Fifty Great States have mandatory crisis intervention training for future behavioral health clinicians.
What Dreams May Come: What Robin Williams’ Suicide Teaches Us About How to Save Lives
Dese'Rae L. Stage
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Now I finally understand why so many mental health professionals call or refer to a suicide crisis line!

It’s equally interesting to me that *some* professionals have a strong dislike for “lay people” or helpers without education. Yet, crisis volunteers are just that, lay people. Perhaps some of us are in college working toward our own mental health degree. Our mental health system is so very nuanced!