News and Notes 521 July 20
In recognition of the debut of the new three-digit mental health helpline 988, also 988lifeline.org, which connects individuals to a suicide and crisis lifeline, NARIC has information about lifelines and hotlines that connect to community resources in its Frequently Asked Questions pages; This Just In... presents a study investigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and participation of people with mobility disabilities living in the community; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Function for People with Physical Disabilities Focused on Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (RRTC Bladder Dysfunction) posts the latest Spanish episode of its podcast series, La Salud en la mujer con lesión en la Médula Espinal. Para consumidores y proveedores de la salud (The health of women with spinal cord injury, for consumers and health professionals); ADA National Network Regional Centers hosts ADA Jeopardy! 2022, a network-wide Jeopardy-style quiz competition, with teams from all ten regional centers testing their knowledge about the ADA before a live webcast audience; the Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Introduction of the Service Animal Toolkit; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Effective Communication: Leveraging Alternate Formats in Healthcare; the Center on Knowledge Translation on Employment Research (CeKTER) seeks providers and administrators of disability employment services to participate in study, Which Dissemination Approach Best Reaches NIDILRR Stakeholders: A Comparable Effectiveness Study; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor hosts an online ePolicyWorks dialogue, Understanding and Addressing the Workplace Challenges Related to Long COVID.
On July 16th, a new three-digit mental health helpline debuted in the US. Dialing 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org connects individuals to a suicide and crisis lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care is available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, including thoughts of suicide, substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. Individuals in crisis or those worried about loved ones can connect by phone, chat, or text in English or Spanish to a network of local crisis providers. 988 is one of many toll-free numbers individuals can reach out to for information and support. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages to learn more about lifelines and hotlines which may help you or your family connect to resources in your community.