Overcoming Challenges in Launching 988 Mental Health Hotline

988 is the first of many steps in the process of normalizing accessible mental health services. The creation and launch of the number is a good start, and as Dr. Balfour mentions in the podcast interview with Consultant360’s Jessica Baird, is “one step in creating a larger system and creating a sustainable model.” She also elaborates on what clinicians and mental health professional should understand about the launch of 988.