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What Will 988 Do for Black America?

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On July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will become accessible by dialing 9–8–8. Users will be able to receive emotional support by phone, text, or chat, get information about mental health resources in their area, or request a mobile crisis response team, where available. The long-term goal is to establish a continuum of care, including call centers, mobile crisis response teams, and crisis stabilization…

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