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Social media posts criticize the 988 suicide hotline for calling the police. Here’s what you need to know.

By Aneri Pattani When the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched last month, many mental health providers, researchers, and advocates celebrated. Although a national suicide hotline had existed for years, finally there was an easy-to-remember three-digit number for people to call, they said. The shorter number would serve as an alternative to 911 for mental […]