New 988 mental health crisis line sees ‘eye-opening’ rise in calls, texts, chats in first 6 months, data shows

New 988 Mental Health Crisis Line Sees ‘eye Opening’ Rise In Calls, Texts, Chats In First 6 Months, Data Shows

Federal government data on the new 988 mental health crisis lifeline show that in December 2022 versus December 2021, calls answered increased by 48%, chats answered increased by 263% and texts answered increased by 1445%.