July 15, 2022
The 988 dialing code for behavioral and mental health crisis services debuts on Saturday.
As part of a national initiative, the three-digit dialing code will connect people to counselors who are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. The lifeline is a network of local crisis centers providing free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress in the U.S.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospital community are dedicated to supporting behavioral health in our communities. This month, Pennsylvania lawmakers and Governor Wolf finalized the 2022–2023 general fund budget, including more than $142 million in additional funding to support behavioral health care.
Learn more about the 988 crisis support center and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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