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

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Starting July 16, people in mental health crisis will have a new way to reach out for help. Instead of dialing the current 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, they can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8. Modeled after 911, the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be… Read More