988: Mental Health Emergency

Since we were young, we've been ingrained to call 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency. From house fires, car accidents, to someone requiring immediate medical attention--dialing this three-digit number has become second nature. Cell phones, which weren't even around when 9-1-1 came into existence (1968, in case you were wondering) are now designed to allow anyone to dial 9-1-1, whether the phone is locked or not. We've made it incredibly easy, and that ease of access has saved countless lives.

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Topics: Suicide Prevention