The mental health community has long advocated for a 3-digit suicide prevention number to make it easier for individuals in crisis to access life-saving support. Edgar Wiggins, CEO of BCRI and part of the Vibrant-administered National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, shares why the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of the proposed number, ‘988’, will help save lives.
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CEO Edgar Wiggins joined City Council President Nick J. Mosby and a panel of experts for a recent community forum on mental health in the coronavirus era. Click here to watch the full event and learn tips on how to cope with the stress, depression and anxiety you may be feeling during this pandemic.
Crisis calls continue to surge during pandemic
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Virus, winter could be mental health 1-2 punch as black suicides spiked in early lockdown. BCRI's Executive Director Edgar Wiggins weighs in on this worrisome trend.
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Former Raven Hayden Hurst continues to work to break the stigma of mental health disorders, including depression and suicide.
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