From December 13 - 15, 2021, the Sozosei Foundation will host the Second Annual Summit to Decriminalize Mental Illness, in Philadelphia, PA. This year, the focus of the Summit is the implementation of 988 – the new national mental health hotline – and building the crisis care continuum as 988 goes live in July 2022. With this focus, the arc of the Summit’s three days will follow an examination of past, present, and future considerations for 988 and crisis care.
The Foundation sought "PechaKucha" concepts from creative, curious, and innovative nonprofits and individuals whose work shows particular promise for effective 988 implementation and a robust crisis care continuum. You can read more about PechaKucha style presentations here and see examples from the 2020 Summit here.