The new 988 crisis number is about to launch. Here’s what to know

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News : NPR Starting July 16, people in mental health crisis will have a new three-digit number, 988, through which to reach trained counselors.

Mental health advocates hope the new hotline will make it much easier to get support if you’re in crisis or helping someone who is. Here’s how it works and what could stand in its way.

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July 15, 2022 at 03:47PM Rhitu Chatterjee

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