Letter: Recommendations to Support 9-8-8 Initiative

January 5, 2022

Disability Justice, News, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response

A man holding his head in his hands under a bridge

BREAKING: NYLPI, together with a coalition of disability justice and other civil rights organizations and advocates, penned a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul in response to the governor’s support of the 9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline initiative. The letter applauds the promise of the initiative but identifies the steps necessary to ensure that 9-8-8 is effective and accessible.

Read the full letter on our website.

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