Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a free webinar on peer-run warmlines and the 988 national crisis line, “Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?”

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With the advent of the three-digit 988 crisis call number, questions are emerging about the differences between peer-run warmlines and 988, how these two systems relate to each other, and even whether or not both are needed.

In this webinar, we dig into peer-run warmlines and sit with commonly asked questions such as: Should calls be transferred between peer-run warmlines and 988? How do peer lines respond to people experiencing crisis? What about active rescue when someone expresses thoughts of suicide? Should peer lines be confidential? Should there be national standards for peer-run warmlines?

Join a panel of national peer-run warmline experts for this vital conversation about warmlines and 988 . We examine the relationship between 988 and peer-run warmlines, answer some of the most frequently asked questions, and talk through what makes these two mental health resources similar, and what makes them different. 

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This webinar is the sixth in a year-long series of monthly conversations about innovative peer-centered, recovery-focused practices in mental health facilitated by national peer leader, CEO of Promise Resource Network, and 2022 Bazelon Center Innovator of the Year Cherene Caraco.

Throughout the series, Cherene and CAFE TAC will introduce attendees to leaders with lived experience who have launched alternative ways to advance recovery, voice, and healing in their communities. Join us as we learn about innovative approaches, concepts, models and programs throughout the US and become inspired to perhaps launch your own!