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988 Lifeline One Year Old

August 25th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline marked its first anniversary in July.  In its first year, over 5 million calls, chats, and texts were answered through 200 call centers across the country.  Standardizing the dialing to 988 for the nation made connecting to a crisis counselor more simple and available to both landline and cell users. Dr. Emmy Betz of the University of Colorado explained that the 988 line is for more than those who are contemplating suicide…