[PBS NewsHour]

Ohio lawmakers work to fund the 988 suicide prevention hotline

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WASHINGTON (NewsHour) — Since its launch last July, the nationwide 988 hotline for people experiencing a mental health crisis has received more than 2 million calls, texts and chats.

The launch got a boost from the federal government, with future funding expected to come from states — but only 16 states have plans in place so far.

Ohio state Rep. Gail Pavliga joins John Yang to discuss funding efforts in her state.