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New number for suicide-prevention lifeline will go into effect nationwide on Saturday

Original post made on Jul 15, 2022

A new phone and text number for those dealing with suicidal thoughts will launch on Saturday. The three-digit code, 988, was developed to create a simpler way to access mental health assistance.

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Posted by Julie Lythcott-Haims
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 15, 2022 at 10:58 am

Julie Lythcott-Haims is a registered user.

Wonderful to see this suicide prevention text line roll out nationally, and to know that California is doing its part to ensure that sufficient resources are available for those who reach out for such help. We in Palo Alto know better than most that mental health issues must be de-stigmatized so that people can get the help they need. Whether it's our youth, adults, or seniors, we are all impacted. Let's all spread the word about this tremendous resource: Text 988 for help.

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