Crisis Systems Transformation: Now Is the Time

Date(s) - Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There is broad recognition that behavioral health crises have reached epidemic proportion, with drug overdoses and suicides having overtaken traffic accidents as the two leading causes of death among young Americans ages 25-44. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the dramatic need for behavioral health services, including crisis services. Yet very few communities in the United States have a behavioral health crisis system that would be considered excellent, let alone ideal. However, important changes are underway to transform the system to better meet the needs of people in crisis.

Join the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), National Council for Mental Wellbeing, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for a webinar focused on opportunities for transforming our nation’s crisis system.


  • Stephanie Le Melle, M.D., Director of Public Psychiatry Education at Columbia University
  • Robert Gebbia, CEO of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Debra Pinals, M.D., Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Keris Myrick, M.B.A., M.S., Co-Director of Mental Health Strategic Impact Initiative (S2i)

This webinar is free. Please register here.