Author: Chuck Ingoglia, opinion contributor

New law can fast-track 988 success

Our country is on the verge of transformational change in how we provide care for people dealing with mental health or substance use challenges. Beginning Saturday, July 16, people will be able to connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through an easy-to-remember number: 988. This long overdue upgrade in crisis care will occur…

New survey: More than 4 in 10 US adults who needed substance use and mental health care didn’t get care

An alarming number of people cope with a substance use or mental health challenge. The number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder nearly tripled during the pandemic, from 11.0 percent in 2019 to 31.6 percent in the fall of 2021, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and…