Please make last minute calls to the Assembly to support 9-8-8 Legislation
(Thanks to NYAPRS for sharing)
A L E R T
Urge Your NYS Assembly Member to Pass 988 Legislation Today!
Yesterday, the NYS Senate passed a law establishing a 9-8-8 emergency
line, to be used like 9-1-1, but with resources tailored to those
experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar legislation has been
introduced in the Assembly and MUST BE approved today on this last day of
NYS Legislative Session to become law.
The bill establishes a 9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis
hotline system that can connect people with desired crisis intervention
services and care coordination.
Please join us to urge the Assembly to vote on this lifesaving bill.
Call your Assembly member TODAY
at 518-455-4100 and share/leave the following message:
“I’m a registered voter from your district urging you to pass Assembly
Bill 7177B to create a 9-8-8 statewide system that ensures that people can
quickly and easily access mental health crisis assistance.