July 22, 2020 at 6:23 am

Akathisia & FCC’s New Suicide Hotline

MISSD applauds that the Federal Communications Commission is designating an easily remembered phone number–988–as America’s new suicide prevention hotline. It is also critical that crisis counselors who are trained in suicide prevention be educated about akathisia and ask callers if they have recently stopped, started, or changed a medication dose or type.

Read the full article here: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/politics/fcc-national-suicide-hotline/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2WEZfj5fE1ypHE2YcE6p8Vkn0AA9kmeVHuBBAQByGAS20WnjLUEl0NH_Q