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Trump signs law making 988 the national suicide prevention hotline starting in 2022, as the coronavirus pandemic has caused a mental health crisis

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Sue-Ann Siegel works a shift monitoring the Montgomery County Hotline from her home office fielding calls, including from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on March 18, 2020 in Chevy Chase, MD.
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President Trump signed a bipartisan bill into law on Saturday that designates 988 as the universal telephone number for the national suicide prevention hotline starting in 2022, according to CNN .
The bill will change the hotline's number to three digits from what is it now, 1-800-273-8255 .
It also directs health agencies to develop plans to...
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