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

Since the summer launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the new three-digit number has seen a significant rise in call volume — routing more than 2 million calls, texts and chat messages to call centers, with the majority being answered in under a minute.