The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. It convenes Task Forces (including the Crisis Services Task Force) as time limited work groups to advance the National Strategy and focus on specific topics or populations.
The groups below are serving in an advisory capacity for the Action Alliance Crisis Services Task Force:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s David Morissette and Mary Blake are partnering with Vijay Ganju on a white paper regarding crisis systems that will also incorporate addiction issues. A special National Dialogues on Behavioral Health conference in New Orleans in fall 2014 identified national crisis services exemplars.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the trade association for 2,300 member organizations, that collectively serve more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. Cheryl Sharp and the National Council host an annual crisis track at their Spring conference, and plan a special edition of the National Council Magazine on crisis services to be published around the time of the March 2016 Las Vegas conference. (In 2012, the breakthrough special edition “Not Another Life to Lose” included the Revised National Strategy on Suicide Prevention.)