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The new 988 suicide prevention hotline is set to go live nationwide

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Beginning Saturday, any American experiencing a mental health crisis can call or text 988, the new National Suicide Prevention Hotline that’s been years in the making. The federal government has invested millions of dollars in preparation for 988’s launch and is relying on states to help make the new service a success. Over 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country will begin operating 24/7, responding to 988 calls and text messages in an attempt to reimagine crisis response in the U.S. Callers will first be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and then connected to a local crisis counselor where they can receive counseling, resources and referrals.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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The National Suicide Hotline will change its emergency number to 988 on Saturday

The new number will replace the current ten-digit number to reach help

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Forthcoming 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline Plans Pilot Program Specifically For The LGBTQ Community

(CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The nonprofit that operates the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline plans to soon launch a pilot program for LGBTQ individuals to call.The hope is that such a program could become a permanent subnetwork, similar to one that already exists for veterans, and add a more specialized crisis line for a community that is considered at higher risk for suicide and self-harm. The lifeline, which can currently be reached by diali…

3 months ago·United States
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New 988 hotline is the 911 for mental health emergencies

Quick help for suicide thoughts and other mental health emergencies will soon be as easy as 9-8-8

2 months ago·United States
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline gets a new three-digit number: 988

As part of the Biden administration’s mental health strategy, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will be switching to a new three-digit number: 988.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Forthcoming 988 suicide prevention hotline plans pilot program specifically for LGBTQ community

The nonprofit that operates the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline plans to soon launch a pilot program for LGBTQ individuals to call.

3 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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New 988 hotline is the 911 for mental health emergencies

Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies will soon be as easy as 9-8-8. The United States’ first nationwide three-digit mental health crisis hotline goes live on Saturday.

2 months ago·United States
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