(NEW YORK) -- Since the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers have seen a 45% increase in contacts -- primarily in people texting or sending messages seeking help -- compared to last year, according to new data from the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline prepared for the launch of a nationwide three-digit number on Saturday, local, state and federal government officials gathered in Philadelphia Friday to discuss the effort to get the new nationwide 988 calling code. "There's been a lot... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline prepares for the launch of its new three-digit number, 988, on July 16, experts said Thursday they're excited about the opportunity to reimagine crisis care in the U.S., but building out the system will take time. "We... Read More.
Feeling down? Has it been a tough couple of years? Struggling in school or at work? Feeling isolated? Finding it tough to reach a mental health expert? There are many reasons for feeling frustrated, depressed or worse yet, suicidal. There are currently a variety of... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In advance of the rollout of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's new three-digit number, legislators have announced a bill to help fund its implementation. The bill includes federal funding and guidance for states and localities preparing for the July launch, including mental health... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amid growing concerns about the impact of the pandemic on Americans' mental health, and the rollout of a new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline this summer, advocates say local call centers across the nation remain underfunded and understaffed... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With the pandemic exacerbating the nation's mental health crisis, the Federal Communications Commission voted to expand a forthcoming 988 suicide lifeline to include an option to text the hotline, in addition to making a phone call. Experts argue that for people experiencing mental... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With the pandemic exacerbating the nation's mental health crisis, the Federal Communications Commission is now considering whether to expand a forthcoming 988 suicide lifeline to include an option to text the hotline, in addition to making a phone call. Experts argue that... Read More.
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The United States soon will have a three-digit number for people to call to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.The Federal Communications Commission voted anonymously Thursday to make... Read More.