9-8-8 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE
In 2020, Congress designated 988 to become the national dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and to be phased into use as soon as possible. The current National Suicide 10-digit number is 800-273-8255.
On July 16, 2022, the 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline became activated. Nationally, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), coordinated this 988-rollout shortening the Lifeline contact number to only 3-digits - in the same way, 9-1-1 was shortened. This helped to codified the more general emergency services number nationwide more than 40 years ago.
Effective now, both the 988 and the 800- numbers will get callers to the same helpers. The 800-number will continue to function in the short-run and until the 988-number proves to work nationally as planned. If LPCANC members are sharing the 800-number for emergency mental health services currently, you may wish to give the 988-number a few days/weeks to insure it is working as planned before switching to the 988 access.
It is with great excitement that the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina launches a new update of our amazing association.
In November 2019, The North Carolina Senate and House passed the Senate Bill 537 that changed the name of licensed counselors from Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) to LIcensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC).
Upon this shift in the profession, it was determined by the LPCANC Board that to best serve members of our association, our name also needed to change.
After much discussion within LPCANC leadership and data collection from membership, the name Licensed Clinical Counselors of North Carolina was voted in during the LPCANC Board meeting August 2022.
The Board felt it necessary to create an individualized reflection of the updated credential that was bold, clean, and clinical.
The logo design also reflects how as licensed clinical counselors we cover the state of North Carolina with strength and steadfastness.LCCNC name and logo were then revealed live at the 25th Silver Anniversary State Conference President’s Reception Septembers 30th, 2023.
Your vote will become part of North Carolina clinical history!
2022 Annual Report
First Friday Events!!
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