TTI 2023 Information Page

2023's TTI umbrella topic held relevance and value for all states and territories: 988 expansion and improvement and expansion of crisis services. Its five unique subtopics encouraged creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and coalition-building opportunities. TTI offers funding, TA, learning opportunities, networking, and enveloping support from NASMHPD staff to help teams achieve their intended outcomes and transform their systems on their timeline. Hear former recipients describe their TTI experience HERE.

For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023, SAMHSA awarded 50 TTI awards of $250,000 to states and territories on the following five (5) topics directly related to implementing and expanding 988 and crisis services:

  1. Workforce Development
  2. Children & Adolescents
  3. Building Crisis Services that Serve Under-resourced Minority Communities
  4. Crisis and Community Trauma
  5. Facilitating Timely Access to Community Based Mental Health Services (CMHCs/CCBHCs)

For any questions or concerns please contact tticontact[at]



  • Resource Guide available HERE.
  • TTI 2023 Consultant Overview: The TTI team created an overview of consultants that TTI2023 recipients can work with through NASMHPD. Recording HERE.
  • TTI FY 2023 Directory:

    FY 2023 Directory

Meet and Greets

NASMHPD hosts meet and greets to encourage networking and collaboration between TTI participants.

Information Exchanges

NASMHPD hosts virtual information exchanges monthly for TTI participants and their partners. Topics and presenters were chosen that directly relate to work in 988 readiness and crisis services.

  • CSTS Information Exchange: History, Context, Capabilities, and Working Together with States: Brian Flyn discusses tools and what the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress can offer TTI states. Recording HERE.
  • FREDLA's Achieving Positive Outcomes: Using Family Engagement as a Core Strategy. Recording HERE.
  • WICHE Information Exchange. WICHE, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, discusses the TA opportunities available. Recording HERE.
  • Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) Learning Community: Twelve, hour and a half sessions on monthly peer learning opportunities designed to increase the understanding and quality implementation of MFSS models. Recordings HERE.
  • Systems Change Roundtable: Tools for Building and Healing Communities: Watch HERE.
  • Workforce Development Learning Community
    Led by NASMHPD's Senior Behavioral Health Advisor, Wendy Morris 
    • Kentucky's Behavioral Health Workforce Challenges & Development presented by Beth Kuhn and Vestena Robbins: Watch here. 
    • The Louisiana Crisis Response System: The Future of Behavioral Crisis Services is Expanding Now, So you May Ask Yourself.... How? presented by Ann Darling and Stephen Phillippi: Watch here. 
    • Building and Supporting a Peer Workforce Across the Behavioral Health Continuum, and Across the Lifespan presented by the Technical Assistance Collaborative: Watch here. 
    • Identifying and Responding to the Needs of the Crisis Workforce, presented by Vesper Moore, Nze Okoronta, and Shaunna Edwards: Watch here. 
    • Healthy Minds Alliance Crisis Call Center - AmeriCorps Opportunity presented by Celia Meyer and River Farley: Watch here. 
  • Technical Assistance Collaborative: The Importance of Developing Culturally Relevant, Peer-Supported Crisis Response Systems: Watch HERE.
  • Elevating Youth Voices and Engagement in Systems Change: Insights from Youth MOVE: View HERE.
  • Technical Assistance Collaborative: Knowledge Bites:
    • #1: How to Address Overdose Risks Among People Experiencing Homelessness: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #2: Using Telehealth and Parent and Youth Peers on Mobile Response Teams to Address Workforce Issues in Rural Areas: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #3: Maximizing Medicaid Coverage for Crisis Response, Housing Services, and Employment Supports: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #4: Systems of Care: Designing Mobile Response and Stabilization Services for All: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #5: Effective Coordination Between Crisis Services and Upstream Supportive Housing and Supported Employment Programs: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #6: Why Peer-Operated: An Essential Ingredient to Innovative Crisis Alternatives: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #7: Effective Strategies for Coordinating with Housing Systems & Law Enforcement: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #8: Transforming Behavioral Health Crisis Systems through Authentic Community Engagement: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #9: The Heart Equity Action Lab (HEAL) Racial Equity and Social Justice Tool: View the video HERE.
      • Create a Transformative Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Coordinated Community Plan with this Racial Equity and Social Justice Tool: View 2 pager HERE.
    • #10 Part 1: The Role of Racial Trauma and Internalized Oppression Related to Mental Health: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #10 Part 2: View the video HERE.
    • #11: Improving Integrated Care as Crisis Prevention for People Experiencing Homelessness: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
  • Town Hall Meetings:
    • #1: Cultivating Connection through Community Initiatives Pt 1: Faith Communities Respond: View HERE.
    • #2: Cultivating Connection through Community Initiatives Pt 2: Peer-Led Inclusive Approaches: View HERE.
    • #3: Cultivating Connection through Community Initiatives Pt 3: Combatting Loneliness: View HERE.
  • Peer Connections
    • Peer Connections - A Guide To Healing Through Connection: View HERE.
  • Workbooks for Children
    • Pre-Kindergarten Workbook: View HERE.
    • Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Workbook: View HERE.
    • 3rd to 5th Grade Workbook: View HERE
  • Culturally Competent Community of Learning (CCCL):
    • There is No Parity Without Equity with Vic Armstrong. Watch HERE. View the accompanying document HERE
  • A Community Conversation:
    • Addressing the Complex Crisis Response Needs of Individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or DeafDisabled. Watch HERE.
  • SOGIE Center Learning Community on Safe and Effective LGBTQ+ Data Collection:
    • Playlist: ​​​​​​​View HERE.
    • Resource Guide: View HERE.