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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

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The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched last month. Some advocates and people who had experiences with the mental health system took to social media to voice concerns about 988 and warn people not to call it. We decided to dig into these questions, figure out how 988 works, and explain what you need to know before dialing.
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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

Mental health advocates celebrated the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, but some people voiced concerns that using the service could lead to police involvement or forced hospitalization.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Social Media Posts Criticize the New 988 Suicide Hotline

The July launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was celebrated by many mental health providers and advocates, but it triggered concerns, too, from people who say using the service could lead to increased law enforcement involvement or forced hospitalization.

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

Only when the caller cannot or will not collaborate on a safety plan and the counselor feels the caller will harm themselves imminently should emergency services be called, according to the hotline’s policy. (Photo by d3sign/Getty Images)When the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched last month, many mental health providers, researchers and advocates celebrated. Although a national suicide hotline had existed for years, finally there was an eas…

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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

Mental health advocates celebrated the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, but some people voiced concerns that using the service could lead to police involvement or forced hospitalization.

2 months ago·Boston, United States
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Social Media Posts Criticize the 988 Suicide Hotline for Calling Police. Here’s What You Need to Know.

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, help is available. Various resources are listed at the bottom of this article.

2 months ago·United States
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Social Media Posts Criticize 988 Suicide Hotline for Calling Police. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The July launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was celebrated by many mental health providers and advocates, but it triggered concerns, too, from people who say using the service could le…

2 months ago
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