Federal data shows that the Lifeline responded to 154,585 more contacts – including calls, text messages and chats – in November 2022 than the same month the year before.
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If you are thinking about suicide or you know someone in emotional crisis, call or text 988 any time for confidential, free, crisis support.
The new 988 system launched in mid-July, and one early estimate says calls went up 45% nationally during the first week.
One in 12 Pa. high schoolers attempted suicide last year; advocates want more counselors, social workers
Across the country, children are in the midst of what the U.S. Surgeon General has called a youth “mental health pandemic,” with an unprecedented number of children struggling with anxiety and depression.
The aim is to make it easier for those experiencing mental health issues to gain access to intervention services
September is suicide prevention month, an opportunity to draw awareness to this national crisis and highlight the warning signs.