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988 mental health lifeline launches

As the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline launches its new three-digit emergency number, Crook County Prevention Manager Katie Allen reminds the community that opportunities exist locally to help a friend or neighbor in crisis.

If you are experiencing distress related to your mental health or having suicidal thoughts, you can now call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.

The new service launched Saturday and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all across the United States. It is made up of 200 local crisis centers across the nation.

The 988 lifeline connects you to the...