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Letter to the Editor

We can all help prevent suicide. This month marks two years since our nation launched 988, the easy-to-remember, nationwide mental health crisis helpline. Since launch, 988 has received over eight million calls from people in distress seeking support when they need it most.

988 is confidential, effective, and available to everyone via phone, text or chat. America has a lifeline.

Spread the word: Help is available.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

• 988 callers connect quickly with trained crisis counselors.

• Crises are typically de-escalated...

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