… One session informed attendees about the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, which operates as the state’s suicide hotline. Morgan Driskell from Willowbrooke Behavioral Heath said many of the counselors attending the sessions hadn’t even heard of it.
One of GCAL’s most unique features is it’s mobile crisis unit, which people can call if someone is having suicidal thoughts and is at risk of self-harm.
The unit can send out a nurse and therapist team, which will perform two assessments: health and psychological. The unit will then determine where the person needs to be placed, such as a mental health care facility.
To contact GCAL, call 1-800-715-4225.
Morley, O. (2020, January 31). Mental Health Summit draws over 100 people together to discuss suicide prevention. Rome News-Tribune. https://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/education/mental-health-summit-draws-over-100-people-together-to-discuss-suicide-prevention/article_5eafdf9e-4461-11ea-9594-97b1cd62b76d.html