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Top stories of 2022: As 988 hotline goes live, Pa. counties brace for increase in calls

The suicide prevention line helps save lives — but counties need steady funding for it to work.
By Brett Sholtis

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Twin Cities PBS’ “Facing Suicide” Offers Information, Resources and Hope

If you are thinking about suicide or you know someone in emotional crisis, call or text 988 any time for confidential, free, crisis support.

By Christina Zeiders

At 988 call centers, crisis counselors offer empathy — and juggle limited resources

The new 988 system launched in mid-July, and one early estimate says calls went up 45% nationally during the first week.

By Brett Sholtis

988 crisis hotline scheduled to be widespread soon — faces challenges

Almost all Americans should be able to able to dial 9-8-8 on their phones in the future if they are someone close to them is in a crisis.

By Scott LaMar/WITF