Mental health advocates seek crisis hotline expansion resources
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A new phone number is set to take effect in July 2022, but advocates want to build crisis care infrastructure and add resources before then.
Advocates are citing growing mental health concerns during the pandemic and the implementation of a 2020 law for a new national suicide hotline as reasons to attach suicide prevention resources to an infrastructure or appropriations bill.

A bipartisan 2020 law designated the three-digit phone number 9-8-8 as the new number for the…
Khari Williams
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