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Legislative Briefing on 9-8-8 Implementation

Virtual Legislative Briefing

Held on

9-8-8 Implementation

Friday, February 11, 2022

9 AM-10:30 AM ET

The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline— 1-800-273-TALK— will be transitioning to 9-8-8. This easy to remember three-digit number will connect Marylanders and all Americans in emotional crisis to trained National Suicide Prevention Lifeline counselors, opening the door to healing and hope. The transition to 9-8-8 will launch in July 2022 and is anticipated to triple call volume to existing call centers who have been doing this life-saving work for nearly two decades. 


EveryMind is one of eight call centers in the State of Maryland, and one of three to offer support and services through text and chat.


Come enter the discussion about 9-8-8 implementation with us!


Congressman David Trone

U.S. House of Representatives,

Maryland’s 6th Congressional District


Congressman Jamie Raskin

U.S. House of Representatives,

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District

State Senator Malcolm Augustine

District 47, Prince George’s County




Councilmember Gabe Albornoz


Montgomery County Council

Keynote Speaker


Richard McKEon

Richard McKeon

Chief, Suicide Prevention

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Panel Discussion


Rachel Larkin

Director Crisis Prevention & Intervention Services,



Quinita Garrett

Director of Hotline Services,

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.


Tim Jansen,

Chief Executive Officer

Community Crisis Services, Inc.





Suzi Borg,

Crisis Services Division Director

Mental Health Association of Frederick County

Please join us for this virtual presentation by elected officials, hotline staff, and call center directors about 9-8-8 implementation.


Register today and save your seat at the table!